The Nexus 5 Spotted in a Bar, Launching Date Rumored to be October 14
A few days ago, in a bar, an employee from Google left unattended a device which hasn’t been announced yet and appears to be the heir to the Nexus throne, the 5th one from the series, to be more precise. A barkeeper took advantage of those moments and, besides taking a peek, he took some pictures and recorded a few clips of it, revealing that the next Nexus wears the LG logo and looks very similar to the smartphone seen in a promotional video for the latest and greatest from Android, the 4.4 KitKat version.
If the Google employee accidentally left it there, well, one can only wonder…
An online publication, DigiTimes, also states that Google is working with LG for the Nexus 5, but doesn’t offer an official launch date. Instead, they say that the new handset will be aimed at the mid-range area, coming with a reasonable price tag too.
The device has been spotted in GFX benchmarks and features a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, comes loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat, has LTE support and sports a 5 inches Full-HD screen.
Regarding Android’s KitKat, it’s rumored to be unveiled on the 14th of October, not far from now, and everybody kind of suspects that the curtain is also going to be pulled from the Nexus 5, as last year, Jelly Bean was released simultaneously with the Nexus 4, so it wouldn’t be unexpected to see the history repeat itself, now would it ?
Some things are also mysterious at the LG headquarters as they also have an unannounced smartphone which supposedly comes bearing support for wireless charging and has some specifications that coincide with those belonging to the Nexus 5.
Something tells me that Google didn’t just leave those “clues” without a purpose – we managed to get an idea about the Nexus 5, but we’ll just have to wait until October and see what these guys are really cooking. Maybe we’re in for a bigger surprise, who knows?