Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 shown off in 7-minute HD video

Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 shown off in 7-minute HD video
So far, when it comes to the Google Nexus 5 (or possibly the Nexus 4 2013 as it may be called) and Android 4.4 KitKat, we've had to deal mostly with still images or maybe a very short video that doesn't really show much. A new video has popped up that claims to show off the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 in detail, quite a bit of detail actually as the video is full HD and 7 minutes long. Unfortunately, whoever made the video doesn't really seem to be familiar with showing off a device, because there are still a lot of questions left to be answered. 

The hardware looks as we expected it to. We had heard before that the device had a back similar to the Nexus 7 2013, and that looks about right in the video. The back of the device looks like a matte almost rubberized plastic (unfortunately, there is no audio in the video to confirm this). The camera lens on the back looks as big as it has in other leaks, although the video doesn't show the camera in action at all. The camera app is opened, but we don't get to see any pictures taken or the quality of the camera. 

The rest of the hardware is what you'd expect: power button and SIM tray on the right side, volume rocker on the left, stereo speakers on the bottom with the micro-USB plug, and the headphone jack on top. One interesting bit that we can't quite place shows up at the 49-second mark of the video. There is some sort of sensor or microphone that is reflecting on the bottom left of the front of the device, but we're not quite sure what that is. 

On the software side of things, it looks like the device is running an older build of Android 4.4, because it doesn't have some of the changes that we saw recently, like the camera button on the lockscreen, or the new app tray icon. The video doesn't really dig into the system itself or changes there, but spends a lot of time going through the various Google Apps on the device. We'll keep checking deeper, but we didn't see anything on the first run through. If you guys see something interesting, shout it out below!


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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh

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65 Comments

1. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Omg omg i just jizzed in my pants!

6. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Nice work ;)

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

TMI...

54. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Do you have to comment on every single post O_o?

59. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yes since I have the right to do so. Why do you even care? Btw, the question marks comes after the word, not an awkward emoticon.

35. NAWF_SIDE

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Why??????

45. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

That's it. I am fucckin buying this phone. My favourite htc one X has been reincarnated. I am selling my galaxy s3 and buying this.

48. lhikary

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

NOOBs

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Nice phone... But on the video it says its running "key lime pie". Dude has got an ugly finger.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

"On the software side of things, it looks like the device is running an older build of Android 4.4, because it doesn't have some of the changes that we saw recently, like the camera button on the lockscreen, or the new app tray icon." It helps if people would read the article.

50. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The video is old, look at the icon of the yotube app: it's the old icon.

3. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

can't wait!

4. jpvala

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Looks very beautiful...Nexus devices are just getting better and better.. Would have been great if they didn't put that ring around camera...

28. Feanor

Posts: 1290; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Uh? Looks quite ugly to me. Nexus smartphones are the Android Holy Grails but their hardware design is always lacking. The Nexus 4 almost got interesting, but this messes it up again.

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Beauty is subjective, I also prefer this look over the leathery look of the note 3 or the denim-ish S4 or that terrible dual tone on the iPhone (black looks okay from 5, "space gray" messes it up again though). The material and look follows the nexus 7 and that material feels nice in the hand too. So I'm looking forward to grabbing this when it comes out.

65. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Afraid to say, but you're the minority on that one.

7. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It doesn't show the "Nexus" logo on the back too. The micro USB slot is very down, not really in middle like nexus 4.... what is up with that? The bottom left is not a sensor but a mark which shows it's a prototype.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's a demo device, so it's not going to say Nexus on it.

14. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

what u think of really small micro usb slot which is not placed on the middle upwards like nexus 4?

41. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't know honestly. Time will tell. :)

8. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

btw is that a mic along with audio jack? Looks like it will be used for google now always on feature same as MotoX ? :D

24. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Probably for noise cancellation, most newer phones have either two or three microphones, also better audio quality in video and speakerphone. Maybe, but I doubt it a bit.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I got bored of the video. I'll wait until someone who actually knows about phones do an unboxing or hands on.

20. youdug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

funny you say that. i was watching the video thinkin "has he ever used a smartphone before?"

10. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

One thing is confirmed that, there is no metal on the phone! not at all. Not even on the sides like somewhat nexus 4 has got. That's won't even feel premium a little bit!

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Premium will be the experience.

17. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

just saying man :) I would buy this ofc.. Just saying compared to nexus 4 and not at all complaining here.

25. jjjsong

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Nexus 4 sides are just chromed plastic...

53. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You don't necessarily need metal to feel premium. The HTC One X proved that, though it did have an aluminum accent around the camera, it was primarily plastic and was a very premium device. Also, the Nexus 4 doesn't have metal on the sides, it's plastic.

13. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Also, please nobody call this Nexus 2013 anymore! It's Nexus 5 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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