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Nexus 5 Press Images Leaked

by Jacob Kleinman | October 17, 2013October 17, 2013 2:30 pm PDT

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A new set of Nexus 5 photos leaked today, courtesy of Canadian carrier TELUS, showing what appear to be press renderings of the upcoming handset. The images, which were obtained and published online by MobileSyrup, depict the front of the device as well as what appears to be the Android 4.4 KitKat home screen.

The new Nexus 5 images don’t reveal anything new about the device itself, but they do appear to confirm a few rumors floating around concerning Android 4.4. It looks like the default Messenger app has been replaced with Hangouts, possibly confirming rumors that Google will combine the two services into one, similar to the way Apple’s iMessage works. We also see what looks like the rumored “Google Experience,” an app allegedly used to launch any or all of Google’s mobile services. Finally, it looks like the stock camera icon has been redesigned.

While early reports suggested Google would unveil the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat by mid-October, we now believe the company will release the new handset and OS by the end of the month. The device is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera, NFC, wireless charging, and start at $399.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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