The Nexus 5 (considering the previous wallpaper images that were leaked, we’re pretty sure it’ll be called just that) and Android 4.4 KitKat have leaked quite a few times in recent weeks, and now we’ve got what might just be the best look at the two in action.
The 7-minute long video by Smartphones.sfr.fr begins by showing off the Nexus 5’s slightly curved, Nexus 7 (2013) inspired design. The Nexus 5 will be made by LG and looks to feature a rubberized back akin to the Nexus 7’s back and the video shows of two speakers on either side of the microUSB port (which is of the regular 2.0 variant), hinting at the possibility of stereo speakers.
Once the outside tour is over, the video taker begins to show us the new Android 4.4 KitKat design language, which gets rid of the Holo blue design that was first seen in Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The WiFi, clock and battery symbols are all white in appearance, and despite the Android version stating Key Lime Pie, this merely means that this is an older build of Android 4.4, since the new version of Android was called Key Lime Pie in-house right until September.
This build is even older than the one we saw last time, and is missing features like the transparent notification bar and Google Photos (which seems to replace Google + Photos) and even the YouTube app is old. There are a few things worth noting, first is that the messenger app is nowhere to be found, further adding evidence to Hangouts taking over the messaging app, and secondly, the phone doesn’t have the horizontal Nexus logo on it, but that could just mean it’s a prototype.
Despite this not offering much in the way of leaks, it does offer the clearest look at the new Nexus phone and it’s only a matter of time until Google announces the device. Just when that is though, is anybody’s guess.
What are your opinions of the new Nexus design? Hot or not? Are you a fan of the new white design or do you miss Holo blue?