Real world Nexus 5 leak shows Android 4.4 KitKat boot animation

Real world Nexus 5 leak shows Android 4.4 KitKat boot animation
Ever since we first saw the Nexus 5 pop up in that Android KitKat statue video that "accidentally" showed off the LG Nexus 5, the information about the device, or at least what we think is accurate info on it, has been coming in pretty regularly. But today, we're getting the first real world images and video of the new LG Nexus in action.

Apparently, the device was left to charge at a bar by a Google employee, so obviously someone picked it up, took pictures and tried to get into the device. Not surprisingly, the device had a pattern lock on it, so that wasn't possible. Unfortunately, the video only shows the failed attempts to crack the pattern, which is a bit useless. We would rather have seen the boot animation, because as is the boot animation seems very odd. 

From the image of the boot animation, it seems to be showing the Google color blobs like you would find on an HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition device, and not the usual "X" that should be on a Nexus device. Otherwise, the leak looks legit though, The handset looks like the leaks, and the FCC filings, and even appears to have the Nexus branding on the back, although that is obscured with a sticker. 

source: 9to5Google

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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. LG_is_the_best unregistered

Conveniently just left at a bar

20. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

yea I call B.S. this is all hype by Google. the guy who took the pics and the Video works for they really think we are that stupid? but what they do know is... that they know we will spend time on here talking this to death LOL

22. LG_is_the_best unregistered

Haha no joke

33. zhiae unregistered

look at scree quality it sucks.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Lost in a bar, wtf? Wonder how long before self destruct happens?

3. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Someone is getting fired today at Google's HQ ;)

8. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

they would be losing many employees if they took that path

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just wait fir official veiling. This guy only cares bout getting views.

5. moden6

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

The same friggin thing happened with the N4, being left at a bar in San Fran =/

6. cocote177

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I think this photes were not accidentaly taken. This is part of the hype of the unveiling.

7. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

the phone is charging so the good news is they can still try to unlock the phone ...the bad news is they got about a bilion more combinations to go , the worst news is that after a few hours of drinking they will try to unlock the device with their face or god knows what else , oh well ..

9. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I want the phone now Google! The hype is killing me!!

10. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

one of the ugliest phones I've seen in a while, particularly the rear.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I think I just had a fangasm.

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

so did the person on the video

12. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

I want this. Now. It's now or never. I will buy you no matter what, sorry Moto X.

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah... Sort of want. What would the benefits be to buy this over the Note 3 or One Max? I'm thinking the only benefit for me would be the persistent on-screen recent apps button. Other than that I think I'd rather have the One Max.....

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

will probably have better camera will get faster updates no bloat those are a few that come to mind

16. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

That was a very pointless video.

17. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'm sure the owner of that phone was 10 feet away laughing at his feeble attempts & smiling at how he achieved his mission in getting some exposure for this upcoming beast!!

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well its sure is ugly one but will wait till final one...

19. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

No reason to upgrade over the Nexus 4 unless you're a camera geek. :–/

21. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

many reasons to upgrade from the Fragile Glass N4

23. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

It's not anymore fragile than any other phone in a case. And how many phones do you see not in cases?

24. hallucinogenius

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

My phone isn't in a case. Of course, every time I look at it i add another 7 years to my bad luck lol.

25. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Lol I feel ya. I hate over-marketed weak-ass Gorilla Glass. I don't know anyone who hasn't broken at least one smartphone.

26. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Google is just having fun, all of it was planned. Making fun of apple much.

27. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It is kind of odd that the Google employee would leave the device to *charge* at a bar. Do bars offer free charging services now? Also odd that it happens exactly as the previous iPhone leaks have. Also of note is that some asshole didn't up and steal the Nexus, as excited as they were to handle it. As for the boot animation, I'm guessing that the four blobs might stretch out into an X pattern. Don't take my word for it though.

29. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Hahaha, it actually makes perfect sense with some of the previous leaks. The phone is packing that tiny little 2300 mAh battery inside, so OF COURSE the guy with the phone is going to need to be charging it every chance he gets. But really, no trolling intended. This is exciting.

28. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Anybody notice the initials on the bottom of the lock screen? HP VP? Hugo Barra?

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