Screenshot shows Nexus 5 running KitKat

Screenshot shows Nexus 5 running KitKat
On Sunday a leaked screenshot appeared, allegedly showing Android 4.4 running on the new Google Nexus 5. We see the same white and gray status bars that we saw on that leaked image of the Android 4.4 keyboard earlier this month. There is a new, white Wi-Fi icon and the debug icon will apparently stay as a slice of key lime pie. Wonder how that negotiation with Nestle's was handled. ("We don't care about calling Android 4.4 KitKat, but even with the zillions of dollars you're paying us, we refuse to change the debug icon.") Actually, this could still be an early build and the icon might change in future versions.

Besides the screenshot, we also have the log files that confirm LG as the manufacturer and also show that the resolution on the screen will be 1080 x 1920 which is FHD, of course. The log files also show that the Nexus 5 will support wireless charging. The version of Key Lime Pie running on the device is KRS74H, and dates back to September 13th. Additionally, the log files show that this phone is called Hammerhead which is the code name for the LG D820, more affectionately known as the Nexus 5. Linux Kernel version 3.4.0 is apparently what the Nexus 5 is running on.


source: Myce via Phandroid

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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)

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27 Comments

1. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

The tipping point is whether it will have Snapdragon 800 or not. I think Google will try to keep the price down and match that of the launch price of the Nexus 4. It might be difficult to include the most powerful SoC of the moment at that relatively low price.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Magic 8-Ball says price is going up.

18. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Agreed for the simple fact it now has LTE which also caused the price hike of the N7. Even if it was minor.

23. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Crystal balls can be dropped and so can prices.

6. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Didn't the N4 have the most powerful processor at its launch (S4 Pro?)

8. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

as sss_ddk said, Nexus 4 shipped with the best SoC of it time. it is not that hard to believe that the Nexus 5 will follow its predecessor's footsteps.

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Last year nexus 4 with S4 cpu is as smooth and smoother than LG G2 with 800 cpu. If android phone runs vanilla version then any dual core cpu thats at least 1ghz will do fine. If they add 600 on nexus 5 it will run smoother than any octa core or whatever in other android phones. Googles optimizes nexus devices so well its almost like iphone smooth experience but with android. Cant wait for nexus 5!

21. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I think you may be exaggerating a tad.

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Time to advance from NX4 to the NX5...

16. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

It's nice to see how awesome the Nexus 5 is with all the upgrades from the Nexus 4 but I personally think that it's not that worth of an upgrade. I might use the N4 for another 6 months or more (if it's still functional). N4 is still one of the smoothest device all around even when the benchmarks aren't it its favor. I just hope that there would be a revolutionary Nexus 6 or something that has something more than just specs bump.

24. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

LTE alone is worth the upgrade IMO.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool...

5. tryingHARD

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

I just hope that it doesnt lag and i can answer calls flawlessly unlike my s4.

11. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

that's probably because of AT&T lag phones can't ruined calls. Please eat some cowballs before posting something wrong.

15. tryingHARD

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

Lol. I have the international octa core s4. And i live in dubai. I have the best carrier here and i dont have any complaints with them. It is just the phone. Lag phone.

7. andrejx

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

I just hate the look of the 4.4. Its pointing to w8. The 4.0 was perfect. Elegant and minimalistic skin that gives a feel of an high end class devuce, not a kids toy, like samsung. thats the reason I stay with htc. But if its going to be so great I may consider rooting it xD

10. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Sorry but 4.0 onwards is long overdue for a facelift, I don't want to use the same look 2011 ICS look in 2015 when rival platforms have evolved their UI's past Google's plain stock look.

12. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

What I would like is an option for a dark, or light UI, so one like we have now, and one using white instead. Then we need to be able to change that holo blue color to whatever we choose, it would be a fantastic personalization option.

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Completely agree. Black backgrounds use less power and look better, IMO.

17. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

That only works on AMOLED displays. As the current Nexus phones and tabs is using IPS, I hope that the theme has more white like Google Now or something.

9. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Hope it has a better camera than the N4

19. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Just launch on Verizon and I will be happy

20. Sakeem

Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Cant wait until this phone is officially unvieled. Time to switch carriers if all goes well.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is all just words. i want to see FULL HD COLORS HOME SCREEN UI. not a gmail box picture.

27. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

finally! somebody speaks my language`!!

25. AsherWeisberger

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Do you think the Nexus 5 will be available to Verizon customers?

26. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

probably because it's LTE

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