Android 4.4. KitKat

A purported Android 4.4 KitKat log file has been found, with build version KRS74H apparently coming from a Nexus 5 handset., 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.

Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 5

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.

  • Oli72

    Take my money now Google. Next business phone.

  • WarGasm

    I hope my Nexus 4 doesnt get lonely in the drawer when this comes out….

    • iTriune

      It will lol

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      Pass it forward

  • Balraj

    Mid October !!!
    Device might hit stores at end of October
    Waiting is pain….

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      And you better buy it the first day it’s out or wait 4 months

      • Balraj

        I’m from India
        Nexus 5 only in January
        2014 !!! :'(

  • jjordan

    If they keep it under 400 bucks I am buying 1 of these bad boys…I really want LTE radios for all the major carriers in this thing too

  • mark

    Oh man just drooling right now…

  • Not too long before we see invitations to the KitKat and Nexus 5 event from Google! :D

    • iTriune

      Can’t wait!!

  • shadowstewie

    I’m throwing money at the screen and nothing is happening.


    • shadowstewie

      I like how there is 9 guest votes on my comment, and I shit you not, not a single one is myself haha.

      • MasterMuffin

        Suuure ;D

  • Valtheus

    I need one volunteer to pre-order, get and send the new N5 to my country. Tip inside! ;-)

    • Ansger

      me2 haha

  • jasxgamer

    2300 mah 5″ mon
    this is deadly and no go,
    goodbye nexus, i am heading my sony z1

    p.s. galaxy nexus user

    • WarGasm

      It might not be as bad as that bro…
      It might have battery life comparable to the Nexus 4, which isnt TERRIBLE….but isnt amazing…just ok

    • Wozn2

      They have to put in enough battery for a single “hard” day*. Otherwise it’s pretty useless.

      * = and no, not 12 hours of youtube loops or gaming, but a few hours of browsing and emails, 2 hours of calls, a few texts, and with GPS + Google Now on.

      • sluflyer06

        good lord…I hope nobody would spend 5+ hours a day on their phone. That’d be your daily primary activity.

        • Wozn2

          You don’t need to spend 5 hours actively using it, with stuff like Google Now or a fitness tracker hammering your battery. Then throw in a commute on public transport for some web surfing, maybe a few camera shots and some note-taking and your Nexus 4 will be done.

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      If so make sure you install snapdragon battery guru and keep brightness to a minimum. And go!

    • sluflyer06

      my gnex went 2 full days on a regular basis with franco kernel and AOKP rom ftw.

  • Zain Ahmed

    Finally managed to destroy my nexus 4. Don’t have a phone until this thing comes out. hurry google!

  • Simon Belmont

    Love my GSM Galaxy Nexus. Looking forward to a Nexus 5.

    I’ll, of course, keep the G’Nex updated. It’ll be my trusty backup phone.

  • Oli72

    there is nothing like not waiting for updates 3 6 months or even no more updates. nexus for life.

  • bhavesh

    I want ctrl plus z I.e. Undo function

    • SeraZR™

      Where is da ctrl button? o.O