A purported Android 4.4 KitKat log file has been found, with build version KRS74H apparently coming from a Nexus 5 handset.
Myce.com, a publication that was accurate with similar leaks before, says it has discovered the Android build in question “running on a Nexus 5.”
Considering the plethora of Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 leaks and rumors we’ve seen recently, it’s certainly not surprising to see new Android versions in the wild – in fact, we expect as much considering that Google is rumored to launch KitKat alongside a new Nexus phone at some point in the coming weeks/months.
According to Myce, the log file measures 10MB in size and has 133,000 lines, but it can’t be published in full at this time, as it contains details that would identify the user of the device running the KitKat build.
However, the KitKat build reveals that it’s running on a Hammerhead device – which is a codename seen for the unreleased LG-D820 smartphone, which in turn is the rumored Nexus 5 handset.
Apparently, the log also reveals that it’s running on a device with a Full HD display (1920 x 1080) and 443 ppi, which “matches with a screen that’s about 5-inches at that resolution,” as Android Police explains it.
A screenshot is also available – see it above – which features three new icons in the status bar.
One of them shows what looks to be a slice of pie with antennae – possibly because KitKat was known internally to be Key Lime Pie for a long while, according to recent reports. Even the OS is identified as Key Lime Pie instead of KitKat. Furthermore, the same pie slice was seen in a recent screenshot posted by Google (then pulled) to the Korean Keyboard IME a few days ago.
The other two icons look like “Google Authenticator notifications, but they aren’t the ones used by the public app” – instead they have a Bluetooth icon on top of them.
For what it’s worth, the KRS74H number indicates a September 12 date for this build version, so if real, this KitKat version is quite fresh. Other purported KitKat build versions from the same date have been spotted in the previous days, including KRS74D and KRS74B.
Finally, the lines of code that have been shared reveal that the handset running this build has a variety of Qualcomm sensors but also that it sometimes identifies as the Nexus 4.
Whether this is a real KitKat version running on the Nexus 5 or not, we’re going to keep our ear to the ground for more leaks as we approach the launch of Google’s upcoming Android products.