Nexus 5 sold with Key Lime Pie test build on board

Nexus 5 sold with Key Lime Pie test build on board
What do you make of a guy who goes out and buys a Nexus 5, expecting to see Android 4.4 running the show, and instead he sees that a slice of Key Lime Pie is driving the device. The phone was new, sealed in the box, and the (un)lucky owner of the device found that everything was lagging and running slowly. In fact, apps were force closing left and right and the owner said he was lucky to come away with the screenshots that accompanies this article.

The phone's boot-up animation was similar to what was used for Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and the codename Hammerhead can even be found on the Settings page. When a phone is bought with an old OS build onboard, it usually is quickly updated to the current build once the phone is activated. But with this phone containing a test version of Key Lime Pie, it is not eligible to receive OTA updates. As a result, the buyer had to have Android 4.4 flashed onto his device.

While this was nothing more than a small little bump in the road on that highway we call life, at least the buyer of the phone has a wonderful story that he can tell his kids and grandkids for years to come.

source: XDA via AndroidandMe

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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(17h talk time)



1. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Lol. Anyways after the GSMArena's detailed review of the battery life i am concerned about the Nexus 5. Wish i did'n order it and got a G2 instead. :(

8. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

don't worry...I had concerns for first two days...but once everything settles down...battery life turn into decent...initially...I spent lot of time running benchmarks...checking settings in every corner of apps...after few I am back to routine use...on full dropped to 15% after 1d 14h...with 3hrs of screen on time and 1h31m of calling...about 2hrs of local music play...most of the screen on time was in chrome. Now...what did i do to improve battery life - 1. location mode= battery saving 2. wifi advance setting > scanning allways = uncheck 3. NFC = uncheck 4. background sync = gmail and contacts only (every thing else off) 5. Runtime = ART (this doesn't really add to batterylife)

17. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

thanks for the info... appreciate it My main usage is watching movies/tv series and internet via wifi. Had Galaxy S2 before. The video playback time was excellent but the internet browsing time was very bad.

20. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Wouldn't it just be easier to buy a phone that is designed to last an entire day?

27. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Yep, i wanted nexus because of pure android, but imma wait for oppo N1 with cyanogen with proper 3610mAh, not that sh*tty 2300mAh. I dont want decent. I want super good. Best regards High demanding customer

2. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

G2 is the beast without its ugly ui ofcourse.

3. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

lol!you are a stone age lg user!!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The UI on the G2 is disgusting. Root the G2, put CM11 (when it's available) and you have a phone that's better than the Nexus 5. Boom.

7. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

More expensive though.

13. szaboagoston

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Not in Europe.

28. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Exaclty in Slovakia they are asking 480€ for nexus 5 and 462€ for LG G2. Where's logic you ask? Don't bother looking for it here.

9. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

I guess UI depends on the person. I really like Optimus UI and then Sense UI. Many people say Sony UI is the best but I hate it......

14. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yep everyone has his or her likes and dislikes. I personally don't like stock android. Much prefer a skin like TW or LG's user interface.

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Sony UI is a BEAUTY

4. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

place a launcher + some nice themes .... g2 is a beast

19. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Lg makes the best phones out there.

21. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012


22. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

Frankly speaking... i always loved LG's design... up until the G2... the back button thing doesn't really work out and it doesn't look like a premium phone either!

5. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

I know this is completely out of topic, but I'm surprised that PA is not even mentioning the update for Facebook messenger app for Android. It's been given a complete overhaul on the UI.

16. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Don't like it. It was disclosed that it now allows people to send messages even if not on their friends list as long as they're in your phone book. But what wasn't disclosed is it also allows people who add you as a friend to message you even though you didn't accept them. I received 4 messages today from people who added me. It seems the only way to stop it is to block them.

10. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

TBH even though I would have been without a phone I probably would have kept it the same as I got it. The only phone with Key Lime Pie.

11. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Right?!?! Have a piece of history in your hand forever.

30. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Why this is a piece of history? If at least that was the HTC dream or the Nexus one...

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hahaha.. How careless..!!!

18. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

"at least the buyer of the phone has a wonderful story that he can tell his kids and grandkids for years to come." LOL, I'm getting old, the stories I'm gonna tell to my grandsons are about girls I've been with, crazy stuff I've done, not about a phone that came with wrong OS version...

24. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Not if you live in a colony in outer space! You'll surely be talking about the first time the Raz'kleutz race of ancient cyborgs set foot on Earth and how they drove humanity out.

29. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

okay, now you made me

23. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I'm still disappointed with Android 4.4 KitKat name. I didn't buy the "there was no profit involved", of course there is in a way or another, maybe I'm naive, after all Google is just another large corporation seeking lots of money. Google said KitKat was preferred because it's a better known name, well in my country KitKat isn't available but you can find a delicious key lime pie in every coffeehouse. Forget about lollipops, marshmallows, nougat... and welcome Life Savers®, M&M's®, Nesquik®...

25. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You don't have the same cross-marketing opportunities with klp that you do with a trademarked worldwide brand like Nestlé's kit Kat. Nestlé actually has a marketing executive, whereas key lime pie in coffeehouses doesn't even have a logo.

26. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I also prefer names that do not involve trade marks

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