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Is This the First Look at the LG Nexus 5?

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Google just posted the unveiling of the Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” statue, but there was something else in the video that caught our eye. What exactly is the phone on the left that the guy in the brown shirt is holding? It has the horizontal Nexus logo on it and matte finish like we have seen on the new Nexus 7, yet is clearly smaller than a Nexus 7. It only appears to be slightly larger than the Nexus 4 that is in the hands of the women in the blue shirt.

We can see what appears to be an LG logo, massive camera sensor with flash, and a similar styling (rounded 5-inch design) to the G2, which the device has been rumored to have been based off of.

Update: Β And Google pulled the clip.

Is this the Nexus 5? Some other new Nexus device that has yet to be announced?Β 

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Cheers Achal and Dain!

  • Vince

    Nexus 5 on ALL Carriers INCLUDING Verizon. I’m tempted to get the LG G2 but I would rather have the same phone with no fluff and that’s what the Nexus is rumored to be.

  • qwopzxnm

    Looks like it might be this guy, Omid Kordestani. Seeing his title makes me think he would definitely be in a position where he gets to play around with the latest and greatest.


  • Doug

    Oops, someone didn’t brief the masses about what not to be caught doing.

  • gge395


  • MikeKorby
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  • OrangeAttack

    It’s the Google Lexus!

  • Guest
  • szewc

    WTF. Ridiculous name made in ridiculous cooperation with food company. Release info made public 2 months earlier than usual, ahead of official unveiling. Now the new LG G2 based Nexus 5 is seen in public in official Google video, which has been pulled shortly after. I’m appaled. Slightly.

  • Zeph

    I know its all speculation at this point, but at some point in the video there is a woman taking a picture of the kitkat statue with a phone with an almost non-existant bezel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvc9b6GNcL0&feature=player_detailpage#t=35
    Front of the LG Nexus maybe?

  • JWellington

    The shirt is clearly green.

  • coolsilver

    Sad I won’t be getting a Nexus 5. I have my S4 and will keep it for at least two years for when VoLTE is in full swing.

  • Higher_Ground

    Me wants

  • nebula

    It looks like a metal back plate, doesn’t it? That would be awesome! I’d really love to have a metal back on it, since my nexus 4 has soo many scratches on its back.

  • PoorGuy

    who cares about the new nexus 5, I would like to know more about the blondie in the pic. πŸ™‚

    • Maximus Johnson

      Butterface, but i’d pound it hard…from the back…double bagged.

  • zurginator

    If that’s it… I’m glad I got my N4. God that’s ugly.

  • mcdonsco

    And why does LG keep getting Nexus builds? I mean with the N4, Google hadn’t completely acquired Motorola yet, but now there are phones that boot with “”Motorola, a Google Company” so why isn’t Motorola getting Nexus builds yet?

    • zurginator

      Samsung got 3, Asus got 2, now LG got 2. They don’t want to scare off the manufacturers by going Moto exclusive.

  • FrankBoston

    I hope not – the thing looks too big! And Im a Nexus 4 user and love the size!

  • The fact that they pulled the clip obviously means it’s the new Nexus. Somebody forgot to tell that dude to keep it in his pocket haha.

  • Brian Neff

    Blurry photo, but… Front facing speakers?!

  • DanSan

    the dude behind him with the sun glasses totally looks like he is rocking a galaxy nexus. somebody get that man an upgrade quick lol

    • samizad

      Hey, I’ve got a GNex. Me and the dude in the picture are both waiting for the Nexus 5.

      • Anthony Bottari

        Same here!..but knowing my luck it won’t be on vzw…

      • Higher_Ground

        and yet I’m hear with mine waiting until next summer πŸ™

  • SphericalPuma

    Personally if someone really wanted to get to the bottom of it and see if there are any pictures of the phone, or pictures of the phone, I’d be trying to figure out who the Googler in the video is and go from there.

    I remember with past devices a lot of times photos were uploaded to their G+ account that had the device information attached to the picture.

  • schoat333

    This is clearly staged. Why else would the person shooting this be looking at the fellow Googlers, and not the statue?

  • WP8_Android_iOS

    Nexus 5, Who Gives a Damn, Nexus 4 will rock for one more year for me, it is faster than most devices and performs even better with MIUI

  • Octotron

    Just a really huge dude holding a Nexus 7…. πŸ™‚

    • Weber

      Reveal your true identity!

  • Droidler90
  • master94

    I love kitkats. Great name. Google can use the name to make Android more popular and Kitkat gets free PR. Everyone wins

  • Skittlez

    That guys is dead in an ocean somewhere

  • Skittlez

    why are we assuming it’s LG? it could be FCC stuff. Looks like the same build as the Nexus 4, so possibly Asus?

    • skubadoo

      There’s a zoomed up pic of the phone on another tech site that shows the LG logo.

  • Knlegend1

    Looks like it will be 5 inches……or a really big bezel. I won’t buy one unless they include 32 Gbs though.

    • Steve B

      Gots to have the Gbs

  • Anyone know when will be released Nexus 5?

    • Steve B

      If history repeats itself, sometime in November.

  • Nayners

    I dunno, I just have a feeling we’ll see a five (5) inch device AND a four (4) inch. Google has got to know, Nexus or not, that not everyone is comfortable with a five inch phone.

    • bkosh84

      Hmm.. The Nexus 4 has a 4.7 inch screen correct? Then why is 5 inches such a big deal to some people? Is that .3 inches REALLY that much bigger? Sorry, I just don’t understand the logic I guess behind complaining about a 5 inch screen when the screen is already 4.7 or 4.8 inches.. Seems… Nitpicky..

      • Jeff

        4.7 inches is already pretty big, but if rumors are true that the Nexus 5 will be larger than 5 inches, that may well be beyond the comfort point of a lot of people. I would personally rather have a slower 4.7 inch Nexus than a faster 5.2 inch Nexus. The only reason I don’t have the Nexus 4 right now is the glass back, which is why I hope they do release a non-5 inch Nexus, just without the glass back.

  • JRomeo

    Well Congratulations Kellex, It appears you have revealed the cloak of secrecy about the new Nexus’ physical appearance in actuality it is similar to the rumors, but now we have actual photographic proof. It appears google pulled the video because your speculations are correct, and this is IN FACT the new Nexus phone being field tested by someone with links to the Nexus team. by the time Google announces this phone, they will no doubt have thousands of these in warehouses ready to ship, or at least in transit to their warehouses where they will soon ship. But before any of that happens they always let people test them out, which is apparently what this happy go lucky Nexus 5 yielding google employee is doing. not sure if Google deliberately released this or not to show the new Nexus, but it doesn’t matter, the fans will eat it up

  • Ryan N


    It’s clearly a nexus 7. And yes, he is sensitive about his abnormally large hands.

  • mcdonsco

    Oops! My guess is that is the nexus 5…bout damn time … But if it comes out in the next few weeks on Verizon and has better /similar specs to the droid maxx I’ll be bent!

    • ConCal

      I hope it has a CDMA radios in it too, but if the nexus 4 was any indication, it sadly won’t.

  • Anon

    Def a new Nexus device, google would not have pulled the video if it wasnt. Probably a higher up at google that is testing the phone. The weird thing is, that it looks like it has carrier/maker branding on it already rather then a test model.

  • NexusMan

    Why is the Nexus branding in landscape?

  • RB

    Sure hope it has 32gb and Im in… no way it has an SD card.

  • nosedive94

    That looks like one sexy beast of a phone. What’s with this sideways branding though? I don’t like it on the N7, and I don’t like it on the N5. Actually it makes a bit more sense on a tablet, since you often use it in landscape mode. Phones are 90% portrait though!

    • Allan

      I like it. It’s different. Artistic so to speak.

    • M3D1T8R

      But when you hold your phone up to take a picture (like he is) it’s usually in landscape. And that’s about the only time the whole back is normally seen, so this makes sense. Google is in the advertising business after all.

  • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

    It looks a little too big for my taste. That kind of sucks. Hope I’m wrong.

    • Trevor

      Agree completely.

  • interstellarmind

    Will the Nexus 5 come with Android 5.0 (L?) Or Android 4.4?

    • Matthew DiGiacomo


  • J Davis

    The overtones are strong with that comment..

  • Dane Carpenter

    Please tell me that guy has small hands, because that phone seems huge.

  • nvitone23
  • Shaun O’Toole

    Everything about this video was planned, and we all know it. That’s called a Nexus 5 Teaser, folks. Just so happened to be on Kit-Kat rollout day. I love Google. This is why they’re better than Apple. They’ve trolled us.

    • PhineasJW

      It’s Viral Marketing, not trolling.

      Apple does it every time they bring down their whole online store to change some products. They obviously don’t need to bring down their store, but when they do the whole Apple universe and Gizmodo eagerly report it. Free hype. Free advertising.

  • steve

    Anyone think this is another view of it

  • jh123416

    Hopefully one of Hurricane Sandy’s siblings don’t tear right through NYC and cancel the event. Basically, hold the event in California, Google!

  • shanon

    LIFE’S GOOD isin’t it.

  • Rudy Acosta

    looks more like my Asus nexus 7 FHD than something from LG

  • This is a hint that the new nexus is going to have Kitkat on it!

  • VBM

    I like the progression of (some) of the Nexus phones in the pic. I can’t wait for the N5, ’cause the HTC One S has got to go! Random crashes, no updates past 4.1.1 (w/out root), hardware buttons… *sigh*

  • Xcalibur1011

    Oh great, I was looking to upgrade my dying Gnexus to the Note 3 only for this to happen.

    • David Hayden

      Because you had no idea the next Nexus device was coming out in the next few months.

      • Xcalibur1011

        No, I had an idea, just didn’t hear much of anything about it. The Note 3 specs caught my attention. October can’t get here soon enough.

  • sk3litor

    Does anyone else think that shirt is green? πŸ˜‰

    • VBM

      It looks kinda teal, but it may be te sunlight.

  • Me

    Dammit I just bought the N4 :

    • JMonkeYJ

      well be happy that you got such a great deal, at least!

  • Alan Fortte

    It’s the N5! It looks nice.

  • joejoe5709

    Jeebus that thing is huge. I think it’s larger than the G2.

    This is most definitely our first look at the Nexus5 and unless this is a “planned” “leak”, this guy needs to find a new job.

    • Pretty confident nobody in their right minds would punish the guy who didn’t choose to be recorded or have the editor leave him in the video.

  • Scott

    Here’s a better screen grab I took with the LG logo being more reflective, just like on the Nexus 4.

  • carloslopescj

    Lime pie maybe? :p

  • Bryan

    I predict LG is making a Nexus 5 (5 meaning 5″ class of device) and Motorola is making the next Nexus 4 (4 meaning 4″ class of device). That’s why there was confusion over the rumors of who was making the next Nexus device. Different sources were hearing different things and got it mixed up.
    As for the naming of a 4.7″ phone as a 4″ class device, TV manufacturers do this all of the time with their LCD TVs. It will say 55″ TV and then in fine print it will say true size 55.4″, but a part of the 55″ class of devices.
    I don’t get all of those who think the Nexus 4 was named that because it was the 4th gen. It came out when the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 came out. They had a new marketing plan with their Nexus devices indicating screen (or screen class) size.

    • We thought it was named after it being the 4th gen because GOOGLE told us it was, directly, in their press conference in which they unveiled it. That’s why we thought that. Because it was true. It wasn’t some wacky idea we all came up with, it was direct information FROM Google, that surprised many of us as well.

    • Jeff

      If that actually happens, I will likely get the revised Nexus 4, assuming the revisions at least include getting rid of the glass back and bumping up the storage. The phone is plenty fast as it is and I don’t see any need in the next few years for a phone that has insane specs. Heck, my HTC Evo V 4g is super fast running CM 10.1, and it doesn’t have close to the specs of a Nexus 4.

  • McLovin69

    I don’t want to start any speculations or rumors or anything, but
    according to Kit Kat’s site the giveaway starts on the 6th. I could
    swear I read somewhere that the new Kit Kat packaging will hit the
    shelves on the 6th….which is when IFA is starting. Anybody?

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      IFA starts today.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    The “Andorid”?? Is that a new planet in Star Wars VII?

  • Alex Coldstone Simon

    Maybe this guy is a giant/has giant hands and is holding a 2013 nexus 7….. /sarcasm

  • George264

    It looks like it lost some of the curves. Not liking that part. The thing that makes the N4 so compelling to me atm over my 5 is the fact that its so nicely round with the curved edges and the curved corners that give it a nice look over the standard squarish, bar phones.

  • MrAdeio

    Perhaps there will be an unveiling of a Nexus 4 AND 5? In which Google is able to offer something for the growing phablet market.

  • chaoslimits

    Still hoping Google will take Moto’s approach to phone sizes. I got to use the Moto X for a bit today and it made my GNex feel huge.

  • Godzilla

    The average perons’s thumb is roughly an inch long. Using his thumb to measure that devices is roughly 3 inches tall. Way too short to be a nexus 7. So shut up saying its a nexus 7, its a nexus 5.

    • Uh… I have somewhere between average and small hands for a man, and my thumb’s over two inches long. So… not sure what you’re talking about. But yes, it’s obviously not the 7.

      • Godzilla

        Let me rephrase. From the last knuckle to the end of the thumb is an inch.

        • Weber

          I was about to think I had huge hands. I’m a monster!

  • Jonathan Bunch


    this looks to be a new phone as well, maybe same one.

    • Kane Stapler


      • Jonathan Bunch

        i couldn’t think of a better name to call it.

    • Me

      “Just like chillin with my mocha latte and my N5, nothing major.”

    • JD_26

      oh it looks much slimmer to the nexus 4 .. thats a big plus i think!

    • Droidzilla

      I’m really glad that they gave Jeff Goldbloom a prototype phone.

  • Despite707

    If you zoom in on the picture it looks like there is an Lg logo in the same spot as on the n4.

  • adbFreedom

    If it is the N5 I am just glad there is no huge ugly toggle thing under the camera

  • Jared Tau

    i really hope that will not be the next nexus phone, it’s too big

  • NexusFan

    I can confirm this is Nexus 5 since I had the pleasure of taking a glance at it recently since one Google person I know is testing it. It is made by LG and they’ve done a nice job with it. She wouldn’t let me play with it or anything, but since she knows I am obsessed with the Nexus phones she let me take a quick glance. She would not tell me the release date though.

    • NexusFan

      It is much thinner than the N4, and she did say that it will support LTE.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Just made an account. Don’t be another bionic. Thanks.

        • tharealoc

          bionic was pretty spot on with most of what he said about the moto x…let’s not bash him because real life didn’t play out like our ideals for the phone.

          • Godzilla

            thanks bro

        • NexusFan

          You know what, I honestly don’t care if you believe me or not. But once it is out and you see it is LG, and it is much larger cuz they are sporting the around the 5″ screen. Back of it is a nice softer material too, no more glass. So once it’s out and you see all these, then I will tell you I told you so.

          • Godzilla

            I believe you

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            That’s a nexus 7. But nice try.

          • Godzilla

            its not a damn nexus 7 you idiot. Its not big enough.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            The back is exactly the same. And its a rectangle with barely any edges. And no phone would have a sideways logo.

          • NexusFan

            There’s really no point in trying to convince you. I know what I know and saw and I am now just waiting for it to be released. You say whatever you want

          • Godzilla

            oh my god you are stupid. ITS NOT BIG ENOUGH TO BE A DAMN TABLET YOU IDIOT

          • Ian

            *debate skills of middle schooler*

          • YOU

            like your penis

          • NexusFan

            Um, why don’t you compare it to the nexus 4 in the pic the girl is holding. It is slightly bigger, but not nearly as big to be the Nexus 7. But they used the similar material on the back of the phone as they did on Nexus 7 2.

    • Godzilla

      talking about the girl in the pic? maybe she just wants some penis and she will let you take one home?

      • Ian

        Such a tool

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    That’s obviously a nexus 7

    • DABADA

      It has a flash on it and what looks to be an LG logo. Camera sensor also looks bigger. So no, it’s not.

  • Godzilla

    Now we just need a leaked shot of the motorola nexus. woops……..ive said too much

    • Ian

      back to your old ways i see.

  • Michael swaim

    Google pulled the whole video

    • Godzilla

      we know

  • Tyler

    it’s not quite as clear, but the phone is pictured again at the 0:46 mark

  • Michael swaim

    I thought it was code name hammerhead??
    Which would make sense to why the Nexus logo is the way it is. Plus how do you hold your phone when you’re on it.

  • Varun Sharma

    I’m so excited. Still stuck on a Nexus S.

  • zombiewolf115

    but but wat happened to keylimepie ;w;

  • OneForTheGoodDays
  • hc

    It is a designed marketing/press ‘leak’ to steal thunder from upcoming apple and samsung events…

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

    • newsjunkieintl

      Stanley Kubrick is dead. Only he could have staged that shot. πŸ™‚

  • rthvk

    You can clearly see the LG logo.


    • Godzilla

      lemon drop

      • rthvk

        Did he post it? If so I must have missed it

        • Gnex

          The codename is Hammerhead.

  • Tim242

    That looks like a Sony phone, not LG. I’m more hyped up for the Note 3!

    • Franklin Ramsey

      That is honestly what I thought too

  • jaybar

    in other news, Kellen can’t break the back of the phone(if it is indeed the next nexus) by putting it on a marble counter

  • Michael swaim

    It would have been nice if they had a line of coders using every Nexus ever made.
    2nd it MUST be an early build of the N5 or why would Google pull it.

  • Teddy Chen

    Looks like a Sony made Nexus. Looks too different from the LG G2.

    • Godzilla

      are you ignoring the LG logo or are you just hopeful?

      • Teddy Chen

        Yup, and I’m hoping for LTE to be on board this time as well.

        • Godzilla

          Non verizon LTE yes

  • sreggie101

    i feel like google has a history of surprising when it comes to reveals. everyone thought it was key lime pie (which i guess it was at one point) but they quietly revealed it as kit kat, marketing it in full force. no1 saw the google play edition phones coming until it was physically shown. maybe im reaching…but i wouldn’t be surprised if the nexus 5 doesn’t turn out to be made by LG. but then again, they could come out with multiple devices for all i kno lol. october will be interesting to say the least. and ill have moved to tmobile from vzw by then…

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Where is the “Enhance” button when you need it?

  • tharealoc

    Hypebeast mode – ENABLED!

    Side Note, the Moto X still looks to be the better in hand device

    • Godzilla

      I think 0.5% of people consider “feel in hand” as the major decision point

  • Godzilla

    The fact that google killed the video speaks volumes

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Damn this site rocks. I’m goin to bed with a big ass smile on my face.

  • Jon


  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Hey D-L, here’s another video I just sent you a tip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-B55Sa6Y14

    He’s the guy following the statue around!

  • zepfloyd

    Video’s private now….that answers that! Woops!

    • Daeshaun Griffiths


  • Joe

    It can’t be a coincidence that those three phones are pictured.

    • Ian

      It’s the google android team, why can’t it?

      • Weber

        I’d say that if he works for the Googles, he’s not rocking the GNex to take pics of an official unveiling. Wouldn’t make any sense to use that camera.

  • cobrown39

    And so it begins!!!

  • runner30

    Am I the only one not looking at the phones?

    • Godzilla

      she does have that “im a geeky girl but im good in bed” look to her

      • mechapathy

        Her IMEI is totally showing.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths



    • NexusPhan69

      Why do I laugh at this stupid thing every time I see it? Maybe today was a good enough day. We got taunted with the new Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 and I’m lovin it.

      • Guest


      • Droidzilla


  • radioactive2008

    I think this is a setup by Google to stir up the grapevine around nexus? Look at the eyes of that Brown shirt is is not looking at the screen but just posing for the picture

  • Tyler James Edward Hills


  • Bryan

    The way they are holding phones, the expressions on their faces, the way they have Nexus 4 and a mystery Nexus device side by side; totally staged shot to hype this. This was no accidental outing of the next Nexus.

    Neither one of them even have their fingers on the screen to take a shot. I guess they could be taking video, but it looks staged to me.

    • Andrew

      Latest version of Android added Volume button shutter.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    I am laughing so hard right now. In real life…. really.

    The nexus logo placement factor will NOT play a role in the purchase of anything for me.

    • Carlos Lopez

      No it won’t but whats wrong with saying that a landscape logo isn’t the best idea?

      • OneForTheGoodDays

        Because of all the things to pick on or have an opinion on when it comes to smart phone design, the flagship logo placement, which doesn’t interfere with anything hardware, software, signal, or update frequency-wise, should be the LEAST voiced concern.

        • Carlos Lopez

          while that is true you have to remember that for a lot of non techy people aesthetics play a major role in their choice for a new phone, besides its all there really is to complain about

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    who is this guy? I need to check his g+ photo’s.
    The soft touch back looks awesome. That camera is…idk even know. I kinda wanna return this moto x lol. High hopes for nexus 4 like pricing.

  • jdk2

    Who is he? Must be high up in the Google food chain to be testing an unannounced phone.

    • Godzilla

      or they just drew straws

  • TheRobotCow

    I really really want this for Verizon, but i know it won’t come over to our side πŸ™

    • Godzilla

      never. Google seriously hates CDMA and especially verizon

      • Matt Miller

        not true the new nexus 7 is going to support LTE verizon will get the nexus 5

        • Godzilla

          that my friend is a tablet. Big big big difference.

          And yanno what else? Probably the only reason it supports verizon LTE is because the radio installed supports all LTE

          • Tim242

            It does not support all LTE. No Sprint.

          • Godzilla

            Still just a tablet

          • Matt Miller

            does not support sprint only because their LTE Network is so small if sprint never would have launched their wimax network sprint would be on pace with all the other carriers 4g networks

          • Tim242

            It’s not about the size. T-Mobile’s LTE is just as small.

        • Godzilla

          they didnt get the nexus 4, what makes you think the 5 will come to verizon?

          Also, why would you want a nexus device on verizon? You will never get updates, at least not timely ones.

          • Matt Miller

            and by the way do some more research google has never said they hate CDMA you sound like a bitter at&t customer

          • Godzilla

            LOL, did i claim that they said it publicly? Of course they wouldnt.

            I am on verizon by the way.

          • Matt Miller

            all im saying with the nexus 7 supporting Verizon LTE they have a good shot at the Nexus 5

          • Godzilla

            and im telling you that its highly unlikely due to politics between google and verizon especially.

          • Matt Miller

            will have to wait and see if the nexus 5 does not come to verizon i will be extremely bitter

      • p0k3y

        Not surprising, considering VZW hates new devices and unlocked bootloaders. 65 days to go before dumping my Verizon contract. Just in time to get this bad boy and switch to ATT prepaid!

  • DainLaguna

    Nice I just realized I got some cred. Thanks kellen, I was sure the internet had me beat, but I figured, what the heck? πŸ™‚

    Edit: disqus is AWFUL on chrome. (Mobile)

    • Some times we add cheers late, to say thanks for submitting the tip. πŸ™‚

      • DainLaguna

        Of this practice, I approve sir.

  • Ian

    “similar styling to the G2”? Really? Looks nothing like it. Everything moved if its based off the G2.

    • teleclimber

      Yep camera is centered on the G2. Changing the camera location seems like a significant change. Why would they do that if it’s based on the G2?

    • Dave

      Your logic is going to be akin to a sapling caught in a Category 5 hypebeasticane, that is to say, it will not stand a chance. I salute you, tender sapling of logic, may your reasoned observations not die in vain…

      (oh and hypebeasticane TM: me, bitchez!)

      • Carlos Lopez

        hypebeasticane, thats just awesome

        • mechapathy

          How about hyphoon?

  • Tyler Casilio

    WAIT! What if this is a totally New phone called the ” exus “!!!!??? I think I figured it out you guys! I’m seriously!

    • Godzilla

      X phone

  • Kaleb Crans

    Another shot at 00:45:)

  • Godzilla

    Dear valued customer here is your Nexus 5 smartphone by google. Included in the box are:

    -Wall charger
    -Nexus 5 smartphone
    -kit kat android candy bar

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      seriously,the kit kat is no joke, i’d buy that.

      • aQuickBit

        dude, but wouldn’t it be like all melted?

        “Here’s your Nexus 5 with a Kit Kat bar wrapper and a blob of chocolate!”

        • New_Guy

          To your credit, the chocolate they use for the Kit Kat is practically the softest chocolate in the world.

    • DainLaguna

      Greatest smartphone bundle EVER

    • VBM

      Do you know how awesome it’d be if it were actually sold with a Kit Kat in the box?! That’d be the pennicale.

    • New_Guy

      I seriously hope this happens. Not that we all can’t afford to just buy one on the shelves, but for the guy who didn’t expect the bar to be in the package, “What the…holy crap there’s a Kit Kat in here!!! I shall eat it while I wait for the phone to sync my accounts :)…”

  • DainLaguna

    Very cool. Though size doesnt determine styling…this looks like a shrunken Asus product, not a g2 (thank god)

  • Tyler Casilio

    I would say that we are looking at our first Nexus 5 my friends πŸ™‚ Very simple design, which I like

  • Ian

    Brown shirt?….I’m going with green

    • Tyler Casilio

      Olive. I would say Olive

    • Charles Hobbs

      Accidental racism?

  • Dan

    NEXUS CAMERA?? NOT a phone.

    • Godzilla

      No, how in the hell would that form factor make sense as a camera? fail

  • Ajmcnicol

    Um did anyone notice this is not an LG phone??? its based off of Sony Z1!! Look at the backs of the two!!


    • akong702

      Zoomed in you can clearly see the LG on the bottom…

      • Ajmcnicol

        The new nexus is the one the left.. Not the nexus 4 the lady is holding.

  • Godzilla

    There IS NOT and WONT BE a Verizon logo

    • Franklin Ramsey

      I hate to think this is true, but I know it most likely is.

    • You had to change your name because of the shame you brought to yourself with misinformation. Why would we ever believe you again?

  • Carlos Lopez

    Don’t know how i feel about the landscape logo but it looks cool

    • NexusPhan69

      I don’t think I like it at all. It’s so huge. The phone looks really big too. Hopefully this and the announcement of 4.4 means we’ll see it soon. Has any Android OS name been released prior to it’s demo? 4.3 was just released. Too much going on today. I’m beat.

      • Godzilla

        you do realize this could still be a very early prototype? It can still change

        • NexusPhan69

          I’d be surprised if it wasn’t pretty close to final hardware. Why bother branding a prototype that you’re supposed to be concealing? Why are you getting so many downvotes for your thoughts recently? I very rarely downvote.

          • Godzilla

            You could be right. People just like to hate on me.

        • Carlos Lopez

          That’s true but regardless the giant logo could be hidden with a case or skin and the size doesn’t look that bad, maybe a tad smaller than the note 2? which i didn’t mind its size at all

          • mechapathy

            I’d like a case that puts the Nexus logo in the right direction.

        • Allen Byrd

          I don’t think it will change. It’s the same on the new Nexus 7.

      • Shamu

        It could just be the angle of the shot…it may end up being the same size of the nexus 4

  • Godzilla

    • Ian

      8 posts later….

    • ITGuy11

      It was no accident, Google knows exactly what it was doing… More like an Easter egg.

      • Godzilla

        you are probably correct

      • aQuickBit

        Tomorrow we find out that the guy in the brown shirt was fired.

        Google higher up: “Jim, what did I tell you about bringing unreleased phones to commercial shoots?! What were you thinking?!”

        Jim: “Sorry sir, I just…I just…it musta slipped my mind. It won’t happen again, I promise.”

        Google higher up: “You’re damn right it’s not happening again”

        Poor Jim πŸ™

        • joseph barrientos

          lol isnt it green?

        • Phillip Bee


        • JDub

          He totally looks like a Jim too.

          • JD_26

            nop looks like a Raj

          • Raj Bhatt

            I disagree.

          • JD_26


      • Me

        Especially since they had the GNex, N4, and N5 all in the same shot. Probably had somebody holding a Nexus S too.

      • Dan

        Exactly. Another pic of a Nexus 5 from the video (see AP) – the back has a bar codes / other dev phone markings. This was on purpose.

      • New_Guy

        Gotta love the Goog.

      • NBM

        Perhaps there was an office pool betting on how long the video could be up before the device was mentioned???

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      That looks exactly like the Nexus 7. That camera on a phone…hideous

  • EC8CH

    Landscape Nexus logo on a Phone???


  • evan brown

    looks too much like a nexus 7, not to be made by Asus. I hope I’m wrong though

  • dannyWHITE

    IT’S HERE!!!!!

  • Wazzifer

    Oh here we go again.

  • jamdev12

    Looks like an LG G2

    • Ryan

      Ya totally… The camera, power buttons, volume rockers clearly make it out to be the g2. &_&

      • Higher_Ground

        This is a good point, it looks nothing like the G2

  • jaybar

    I hope not…

    • Godzilla


      • jaybar

        just because the nexus logo is sideways

        • Godzilla


        • EC8CH

          I thought that was odd on the N7, and I think it’s even odder on the N5.

          • I use my N4 and N7 in portrait exclusively unless watching a video or playing a game, so I’m personally a fan of the old logo orientation…but it’s not a dealbreaker for me.

  • Jonathan Bunch

    the phone the girl in the blue is holding also has a lg logo on it.

    • Godzilla

      im pretty sure that is a nexus 4

  • JT


  • Godzilla

    Someone on here was trying to tell me that there would be no nexus 5. LOL LOL

    • FragDroid

      If I recall they said there would be a new Nexus but it would not he called the Nexus 5 and we still don’t know the name yet. They also said the next version of Android wouldn’t be 5.0 and they were right on that.

      • Godzilla

        I remember him saying there wont be a new nexus flat out. And yes he did claim no 5.0 which he was right on

        • FragDroid


  • Jim890

    We need more news on the note 3, I know we are only one day away from announcing it, but but….

    • Gnex

      But Samsung doesn’t know how to hypebeast.

  • Shamu

    it doesn’t look too much bigger…maybe .2 – .3 screen size bigger

    • Shamu

      nonetheless…it looks beastly!!! dat camera

      • Shamu

        it might not be glass either…looks more like htc one materials

        • Ian

          Not. Amiright?

  • Qbancelli

    It is HUGE!
    A real man’s phone.

  • Godzilla


  • darensdorff

    Never a dull moment in the DL Community!!! Love it…

    • Joseph Pojunis


      • darensdorff


  • Hot damn that’s a wild Nexus 5 right there! In other news look at the sad soul behind him holding a Galaxy Nexus

    • Ruben Martinez Jr.

      And a Nexus 4 to the right. It’s a family reunion!

  • Leroy1983

    I may come off as a troll but I gotta ask. What’s the point of the nexus phones. It’s not like it’s huge sellers & manufactures don’t look to it for how a smartphone should be done when only samsung doing well in the android market & it really doesn’t help manufacturers bottom line

    • Nathaniel_G

      Devices in the Nexus series do not have manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to Android, and have an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification. Nexus devices are the first Android devices to receive updates to the operating system.

      Thats the point

    • Joseph Pojunis

      To me, they’re the phones/tablets that represent android.

      • Jaxon Wright

        and to Google.

  • Larry Wei

    poor guy in the back rockin a gnex πŸ™

    • Creepinm3

      I still have my GNex and still love it. Nothing wrong with it at all.

      • Prizmatik


      • brkshr

        Just wait till you use any other phone made in the past year. You’ll notice a huge difference.

        I love my GNex, but it has definitely not aged well. Going from my N4 to my GNex, that my GF now uses now, it’s painfully obvious that the GNex lags.

        • Godzilla


        • Creepinm3

          I am debating on buying a N4.

          • palomosan

            Wait for the N5.

          • WickedToby741

            Really depends on you needs. The screen isn’t the most amazing out there today and there’s the obvious lack of LTE, but it’s still a stellar phone if LTE isn’t a necessity. Keep in mind as well that the Nexus 5 will likely retail for $299 and $349 or higher while you can currently score a 4 for $249 whole supplies last. Also keep in mind that updates shouldn’t be a concern because the new Nexus 7 just launched with the same processor so updates should be guaranteed for another few years. I’m loving mine.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Debating? Soon it won’t exist

          • avi

            Nexus 4 8GB is already gone and it will’t return

          • mechapathy

            Crap. You mean my Nexus 4 is gonna just disappear soon? That’ll make for a really awkward dropped call…

          • Justin Kos

            I got one, amazing performance and build quality I love it…besides I don’t want a 5″ phone

          • Blue Sun

            You don’t have much time unless you are going to buy it used. Just wait for the N5.

        • Creepinm3

          I just don’t see any lag on my device RIGHT now and I am on stock no unlocked bootloader and no root.

          • Raj Bhatt

            That makes it even worse dude. If you think it flies now, you wouldn’t believe it when it’s rooted and on a great ROM.

          • brkshr

            If you do get a Nexus 4, you will definitely see it. It may not seem like there is lag because the GNex runs pretty smooth, but the N4 is so smooth & fast it’s amazing. I’m still amazed every once in awhile. I’ll just open, close & recents switch apps for a couple minutes, just amazed at how quick & smooth everything is.

            The N4 has been a great phone & I see it being able to keep up with new updates & apps for 2 more years. But, if I were you, I would wait for the N5. It should have LTE & probably some other spec bumps.

          • Creepinm3

            Thanks, for the heads up. I might just wait and see how much N5 will be. LTE isn’t really important to me as of RIGHT now.

        • Dave

          Exactly. ..my wife’s RazrM punishes my GNex.

        • calculatorwatch

          After the OG Droid I’m quite impressed with how my GNex has aged. Sure the lag can be annoying at times and the battery life is pretty terrible, but it’s not completely unusable like my Droid was a year and a half into it’s contract. From what I’ve seen, the Nexus 4 is really the exception to the rule as one of the few phones that actually has aged very well.

      • Larry Wei

        Haha me too! you must treat your phone better than I do, cause mine was unbearable until I flashed 4.3. Now it hangs occasionally, but is much closer to my OOTB experience

      • palomosan

        I have my Gnex since day one and it still running excellent, of course the N4 or any other phones are going to be faster, they Gnex came out two years ago.

      • except the fact that it is sold as a “1gb” phone, but allows the user access to just ~~680mb, instead of 830+ or 999 like other phones (Galaxy S2, HTC One X, Galaxy S3, etc) πŸ˜›

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Best joke I’ve heard today.

      • Scott Tilney

        I used to have a GNex, I have since updated to an S4, but my GNex was awesome, I would even say that the camer in the GNex was better than that in my S4. My S4 pictures are always blurry, I never had the problem with the GNex

        • TylerChappell

          Then you’re doing it wrong.

          • Scott Tilney

            Nope. I owned a GNex, and a GS3. Both a had great cameras. GS4 on the other hand is horrible. For indoor pictures, the camera has to held very steady, and the subjects can’t be moving at all or else its a blur. These are issues I did not have with my other two phones. I made sure all my settings were correct, and even tried 3rd party camera software. The fact of the matter is Samsung cheaped out on the Camera hardware for this phone.

          • TylerChappell

            Weird, they turn out just fine on my mom’s GS4. Must be an ID-10T error.

          • TylerCameron

            The Galaxy Nexus had an awful camera.

      • zack

        … The HTC One is AMAZING. I hope I never hate an android phone again…The Galaxy Nexus was terrible.

        • Joeygueez

          HAHA, I’m always down for a good joke!

          • Khaf

            It is I’ve used more Samsung and a Motorola phones over the years and remember my horrible experience with the thunderbolt. After using the Nexus 4, S4, and One Icouldnt be happier with the One. This is the first time I’ve run cm just because I could and not because it was something drastically needed.

      • Battery4life

        As long as you don’t mind that cord attached to it…

      • NexusMan

        Exactly…as long as you don’t have the Verizon version…which I’m sure he doesn’t.

      • Adam Truelove

        Same here. Runs great with 4.3. 4.2, not so much.

        Battery sucks, but that is the only thing I don’t like about it.

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      on Verizon

    • AMPthe13th

      Token GNex?

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        I see what you did there

        • New_Guy

          Ha! Prize for the things that are “funny when they shouldn’t be” :).

      • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

        I shouldnt have laughed at this

        • Eric R.

          It’s funny how know one is talking about the Nexus 5, here. Its about the GNex

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    • ITGuy11

      Someone has to test KitKat on the Gnex right?

    • cash

      Lol I still got mine too not a big update to nexus 4
      Waitn for the 5

    • NoBug

      Let’s see. Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, mysterious Nexus all in one frame at new Android OS event…..hmmmm


      Looks purposeful to me. All 3 phone are Nexi.

    • R-Monroe

      Hope its not a verizon one at that….

      • Adam Truelove

        Why would you not want Verizon to get it. Do you hate all of us on Verizon?

        • The Phenom

          We don’t hate you Verizon does with thier limitations on devices.

        • R-Monroe

          I was talking about the guy behind them with the Galaxy nexus. I was saying,I hope thats not a verizon one .

        • joshmrazrm

          ya know, hate on bigred all you want, but you get what you pay for, service-wise. i’m sure your net10 sim gets GREAT service.. rolls eyes..

    • Kanaga Deepan N

      May be using BigRed services and NOT ready to give up UL plan like most of us here…

    • joejoe5709

      For me that was the kicker as evidence this “leak” was not an accident. Nexus5, Nexus4, and Galaxy Nexus all in one shot?? Hmmm…

    • Eric R.

      Hints Gnex will get Kitkat.

      • newsjunkieintl

        Why wouldn’t it? It’s a Nexus, AND Google promised the next OS (which is KitKat) would be optimized to let “older” devices run on it.

        I run a custom ROM from SlimROMs and I KNOW I will be able to put KitKat on both my GNex before I sell them to get two Nexus 5s. πŸ™‚

    • Edwin M

      He must have Verizon. πŸ™

  • marcowhereru

    Looks like an LG logo as well.

  • Korey Page

    Of course there is an Easter egg in the Kit Kat unveiling. Time for conjecture!

  • brkshr

    that looks like a 5+” screen (or he has some tiny hands)

  • Will P


  • rphillipps16

    That logo on the left side looks like LG. Thoughts?

    • Korey Page

      Looks like the one on other LG products. LG makes the new Nexus: [Confirmed] Denied

    • Agree

    • marcowhereru

      Agreed. Does the woman on the right has a Nexus 4?

      • rphillipps16


      • BCoils

        and she has 2 sets of glasses.

    • Scott

      See my screengrab. Looks like LG logo to me.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    and so it begins