Android KitKat statue unveiling video may show off the LG Nexus 5

Android KitKat statue unveiling video may show off the LG Nexus 5
Google kind of shocked us earlier today by announcing that the next major version of Android would be Android 4.4, and not 5.0, and even more of a shock was that the name itself is an advertisement, because Android 4.4 will be nicknamed KitKat. But, that's not the only surprise that you'll find around this whole thing, because the recently released video showing the new KitKat statue may also show off the Nexus 5.

The video generally doesn't have too much of interest in it. It's always fun to see a new Android statue getting set up on the lawn at Mountain View, and the new KitKat statue does look pretty cool. But, the really interesting bit pops up at around the 38 second mark, where it looks like one of the Google employees that is watching the show has a Nexus 5 in his hands. 

The device has the Nexus branding in the landscape orientation, which we thought was a bit odd on the Nexus 7, but now it looks like that will be something to tie together the Nexus 5, 7, and 10. The device that the guy is holding does have an LG logo at the bottom which seems to confirm that LG will be making the new Nexus (assuming there is only one). The other interesting note is that the camera lens looks absolutely massive, which reminds us that we have been promised that the Nexus camera would be "insanely great". 

*Update* Looks like Google has already pulled the video, and the assumption is because this LG Nexus was not supposed to be in there. Of course, this is the Internet, and nothing disappears forever. We've already swapped the link with a mirror of the video. 



1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Yup... Either a genius product placement or incredibly lousy job by Google. There is no existing Nexus phone that looks like that. So it can only be the Nexus 5.

6. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I'm pretty sure that the shot has been staged. You have a Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 almost side by side and you can clearly see the details. Too much to be a mistake.

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Staged then. But the logo is pretty clearly LG, there are a few frames of the sun reflecting it.

21. ricardonfr

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Definitely staged. Not only do you have a nexus 4 and possible nexus 5 on the front you get the galaxy nexus on the back (at least it definitely looks like one). It's typical of google to do this suggestive advertising to get us going without showing too much

27. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

it is definitely LG , but have you noticed that big ass camera on the back, that must be good.

16. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

i think staged too because that person got multiple camera shots in the video. i think they were maybe trying for a tease for all the fans.

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Sony Nexus.......another version of xperia Z1 aka-honami camera is on left and flash is bottom of camera absolutely like xperia z1 aka-honami

33. pocketdrummer

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

youtube /watch?v=xgS4I-47mJc

34. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

eagle eye!!! i hope it's true!

39. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It has an LG logo, big and clear, on the back.

43. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

not .........

44. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

pure luck

2. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Looks like a smaller nexus 7, and yes, it's made by LG.

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I knew it No wonder why the price of the Nexus 4 dropped that much

4. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

it looks big. the girl to his left is using a nexus 4 and it looks bigger (and thinner).

8. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Slimmer physique/frame of the woman make the Nexus 4 look larger whereas the larger frame of the guy make the supposed image of the Nexus 5 look smaller. Picture them both swapping devices (especially the woman) and you can see the difference in size.

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I am already imagining the specs!!! =Nexus 5 But i still want the G2

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nexus 5 = Cheaper G2 with same specs and guranteed updates.

19. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

And no weird back of the device power and volume keys.

7. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011


9. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Yep, notice how you can see the guy holding the supposed nexus 5, the girl next to him with the nexus 4, and the guy in the background with the galaxy nexus, this had to be planned.

10. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Is it me or does the phone look massive for a 5 incher? Looks too wide too, either way i can't wait.

12. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Boy that is ugly

14. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

it does look wide... and if it has a 16:10 screen over the Note 3's 16:9 screen, it WILL be my next phone... Till then, I will hold my OG Galaxy Note till it cant do what I want it to do!

15. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Looks great and reminds me of htc 2012 back cover styles ;)

17. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

Looks legit. It will have the same material back as the nexus 7 and a great camera. If he's actually holding and using it i'm wondering just how soon it'll be announced

18. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

i guess it's that big assuming it'll be 5.2" like the g2. i was kind of hoping for a curved back.

20. dancorcal

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

If it has SD 800 and the same camera as g2...sold

22. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Excuse me.....excuse me please. Everyone with an iPhone, can you please take the back rolls, thank you.

23. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

No glass back i guess this time?

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