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Nexus 5 Gets the Full Hands-on Treatment in 7-minute Video

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Hello, massive Saturday leak. Just across the wire, we’ve got a 7-minute in-depth overview and look at the Nexus 5. We’re updating below as we see things, so join in. We’ll have more later. 

Notes:

  • The device is called “Nexus 5” in the About phone screen. That helps solidify the name, but you just never know with Google. For now or until we hear “Nexus 4 (2013)” used, we’ll continue to use Nexus 5.
  • I’d say it’s pretty obvious that this phone is an early prototype and not a finished product. It doesn’t even say “Nexus” on the back. It looks a lot like the unfinished version of the phone we saw in FCC docs. Google and LG will obviously clean it up before launch.
  • This phone is running a “KeyLimePie” build of Android 4.4, but it appears to be incredibly early. None Some of the new Kit Kat UI changes appear (leaked earlier in the week) just not all of them. We are seeing the “Payments” option in the Settings menu. But we aren’t fully seeing the revamped home launcher, lock screen, app drawer or new icons for a variety of apps.
  • Update:  It does appear to be the new launcher, but it hasn’t been skinned to match the leaks from earlier in the week. We are seeing the new dot page-indicators for home screens, and the Apps and Widgets sections in the app drawer are gone.
  • The Messaging app is gone, hopefully meaning that Hangouts will become the all-in-one message app.
  • There is an app called GEL Sub, which could be the new launcher, rumored to be called “Google Experience Launcher.”
  • We’re looking at a phone with 16GB of storage.
  • The video comes to us courtesy of http://smartphones.sfr.fr/, though I’m not sure it was supposed to have gone public yet.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ksOJl0PDDg[/youtube]

Cheers Jordan and Shashi!

  • TechSmart

    Please visit this video for more details and hands on;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVT7XnOGBKA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • Amanda

    wow, that was quick! Already some cases available http://www.spotga.com/2013/10/cases-for-google-nexus-5.html

  • Danny

    OMG NOTICE THERE ISNT A MESSAGING APP…..COULD THIS BE ??????? SMS FINALLY INTEGRATED

  • bjssp

    Does this mean there’s no 32GB version, or only that the 16GB version is the one in the video?

    • Skittlez

      theres a 32GB model as well

  • Andy Dawson

    old youtube icon, how old is this leak ?

  • J C

    I thought the app drawer was transparent now?

  • jawtab

    my LG G2 is way cooler. And it has a bigger screen. 😛 and it works on verizon.

    • jawtab

      tap on/off feature is life changing!

  • One Week Creations

    The video was first spotted by us. Check the time of the tweet: 7:55PM at Barcelona (17:55 GMT). link: https://twitter.com/OneWeekCreation/status/389086902868930561

    There is the full history of a video hunting

  • BobbyG

    headphone jack should be on the bottom

  • panicswhenubered

    One thing I can’t stand is how the camera pokes out so far from the back of the phone. I would pretty much have to put a cover on it because of that.

  • M. Baker

    I watched, I liked. Want official word from Google though!!!!!

  • Sporttster

    Phone looks tiny and very bland to me.

  • NexusMan

    The device is clearly called Nexus 5, as the wallpaper leaked last week featured an abstract 5, just as the Nexus 7 wallpaper and boxes feature an abstract 7.

    • Jeff

      Good work detective. I myself was tipped off it’s called the Nexus 5 by the model number showing ‘Nexus 5’ in the video.

      • NexusMan

        Duh. Clearly it’s called Nexus 5 in the video, smart ass, and if you missed it in the video, it is pointed out in the very 1st note of this post: “The device is called “Nexus 5″ in the About phone screen.” My comment is in reference to Kellen’s comments in this post: “That helps solidify the name, but you just never know with Google. For now or until we hear “Nexus 4 (2013)” used, we’ll continue to use Nexus 5,” which imply that just because it says Nexus 5 in the About screen in the video, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the name is actually Nexus 5. So again, my point is, since the Kit Kat wallpaper leaked LAST WEEK, it became apparent that the device will be called Nexus 5, as the wallpaper features an abstract 5, just as the Nexus 7 wallpaper and boxes feature an abstract 7.

  • J Dub

    Google Experience Launcher. Is this finally a way to have either stock Android or a skinned phone?

    • Steve B

      Interesting, never though of that. This would be great if it could change the System UI, Quick settings, etc.

      • J Dub

        Time will tell. Event date will be released very soon.

  • Priyam Shah

    what happened to kitkat

  • Colton

    someone can probably answer this for me: with the phone having a 4.98 inch screen (or however close to 5 inches), this DOES include the navbar right? so it would sort of get somewhere around 4.8″ of screen real estate technically? unless full screen of course. Just clarifying

    • Jeff

      correct

      • Colton

        thanks man

  • Rob Delaney

    Is that a front facing LED Flash?

    • Steve B

      Top center? That’s the ear piece.

      • Rob Delaney

        no, upper left. It has a white lens and it can’t be the notification LED because that is bottom center

        • Steve B

          No, that’s the FFC.

          • Rob Delaney

            IF you pause at 42 seconds, the FFC is is dead center top.

          • Steve B

            Nope, that’s been confirmed as the ear piece.

          • Rob Delaney

            AH ok. Thank you. a lot different shaped than almost every other smartphone

  • aDROIDfreeworld

    If they only put one vzw app and make the tramp stamp on the back really really small… Then does that mean Verizon can have it too?

    Pretty please with sugar in top?

    Okay, I don’t mind paying $579.99 off contract either!

    Give us what we want for once!

  • Rodeojones000

    I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority here, but I’d gladly live with tons of bloat, VZW branding, and delayed updates (essentially, the Galaxy Nexus all over again) if it guaranteed Verizon would carry this phone.

    • Tim242

      G2

  • hyperbeatser

    doesn’t look very ergonomic

  • Matthew Morrison

    This video should be called: Apps we already know all about on the Nexus 5

  • Derek Petersen

    What is the grid of small dots on the front lower-left corner of the devise? It looks like there are a few bubbles elsewhere (probably from a screen protector), but I don’t think that’s what the the grid is…

  • Mohammed

    Anybody noticed the date on the youtube video he opened , I can see the date of september 17th 2013 so that a prove it have been recorded long time ago

    • Steve B

      Date on the lock screen says October 9…

      • Mohammed

        Yes but that can be easily changed but it will be not logical if you are the 9th of october and open youtube to look for a video , the results you will get are on videos published on 17th of september

  • steveindajeep

    the os says keylimepie?

    • Skittlez

      early build

  • Mariano Corzo

    “Google Experience Launcher”? Can we expect Google releasing their launcher as a separate download? Like they did with the keyboard? That would be amazing 😀

    • Steve B

      It’s looking that way, along with possibly a few other former system apps.

  • john

    Why are the icons so big? Looks a little bit weird.

  • Josh Meade

    this build is obviously very old… it has the old youtube app and is labled as KLP

  • joejoe5709

    Nothing like a Saturday leak to bring out the idiots who don’t read the article before commenting and also can’t appreciate a Nexus. Yikes.

    For those who are actually intelligent – I CANNOT WAIT for this phone!! The Snapdragon 800 is going to absolutely fly in this beast! I think it is the perfect size and I love the understated styling.

  • Akashshr

    Am I the only one not liking the app drawer in “Kitkat” with the huge icons and no separate pages for widgets* or shortcut for the play store*
    That worries me!

  • mudleyblind

    KeyLimePie? and it looks like Jelly Bean.. looks fishy…

    • Chris

      Kit kat. Though whos to say key lime pie wont make a come back for 5.0…. Only time will tell…

      • Skittlez

        it won’t. with previous iterations of android, there has never been 2 versions in a row that started with the same letter. KLP is done. My guess is KitKat wanted a part of this for more marketing. You know that sales are going to boom when people buy those specially marked android kitkat bars

  • ANDROID_1.2BILLION

    NEXUS5 !!!!!
    I love Google.)

  • trophynuts

    so basically after reading the bullet points of this it’s a waste of time to even watch the video

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Phone seems thick…. the plastic looks…. weird? like a mock case. When I get CM 10 on my G2, I’ll have the perfect device.

  • adtst3

    Anyone else realize the software says “keylimepie?” Doesnt it usually say the software version number? Like 4.4?

    • Chris

      Its an early build.

  • reyalP

    Are the Icons made for the visually impaired? Looks like the smartphone made by jitterbug!

  • interstellarmind

    Going to be hard trying to decide to leave my N4 for this… next gen CPU & GPU and OIS are tempting…

    I think the N4 is a better looking device, though it’d be nice to have a phone that’s a bit more rugged (as this N5 appears to be compared to the N4 thanks to the alleged rubberized back).

    If it retails on the Play Store for $350 (for a 32gb)… then I’m 80% sure I’ll be jumping…

    • Anonymous

      You could always sell it too, I’m sure a buyer/reseller/refurbisher might give it a fair price if it is in mint or in good condition.

  • lucent6408d

    REALLY ? it looks just like 4.3. I thought that it was going to be different. this is why I went to apple for a little bit, just to see something different. C’mon Google. the phone might be great but its extremely boring.

    • Jeff

      Then do something with it. Install a launcher, use custom themes, load a custom Rom. It may come as a shock to you, but Android allows for customization.

    • Chris

      A 100% new UI may not come till 5.0. This IS after all a .x update.

    • Chris

      I don’t understand. It took Apple 6 years to change the look of iOS. Android has had the Holo look for only 3 years, yet people are complaining they need to change it. Chill out.

  • pd240

    Still happy with my G2 purchsase. It will be the closest thing to a nexus 5 on verizon. The phone already has some great developer support.

    • Artune

      Agreed, love my G2 with Unlimited!

    • Skittlez

      i love my G2 on verizon, but the restrictions on ridiculous. It’s a great phone, but IMO, Nexus is still the better device. All features Android make will be available to you, where the G2 has handicaps.

      • Droid 1967

        what handicaps are you talking about?

        • RavnosCC

          unlimited tethering for one…

          • Droid 1967

            i already have that on my G2. Xda is your friend

          • RavnosCC

            now I just need $500 or so bucks… 😀

          • Droid 1967

            well that’s defiantly not a G2 problem 🙂
            If you are due an upgrade you can put it on a 12 month payment plan that’s what i did i plan on paying it off early but needed to keep cash reserve as i had something that i want sure what cash layout would be. Who knows maybe Verizon will pull a nexus 5 out of its hat but i really doubt it i think that is one of the reasons for the “GLITCH” lock people in for 2 more years.

        • Skittlez

          NFC restrictions. can’t use tap to pay with google wallet, even if you’re rooted running a custom ROM

          • Droid 1967

            That is a google wallet restriction due to no secure element not really an nfc(per protocol) limitation but this is true no secure element. I dont use that so easy to over look 🙂

          • Skittlez

            it wasn’t just that. it was just a tip of the ice berg for me. for me, i just want to be able to use all of the features of Android without having to worry about something stopping me.

          • Droid 1967

            understood. i still think the secure element part of wallet is going away but nothing printed that is jsut my thought from what ive seen happening but well see.

  • mh0520

    So, it seems like they’ve followed in the moto X’s footsteps and removed Browser in favor of Chrome. At least this video and the previous leak seems to show that unless I’m just missing it. I have a feeling some people won’t be pleased about that. Doesn’t matter so much with Nexus phones to which it can easily be added but anyone with a carrier phone might have a little more trouble.

    • Trysta

      That started with the Nexus 7 IIRC. And any carrier phone will include the stock browser. Both Samsung and HTC do this even though they were released with Jelly Bean which does not include the Browser on stock.

      • mh0520

        I’m behind the curve, I guess then. I’ve been using unofficial cyanogenmod on my droid incredible for the past 1.5 years or so. So, I’m not really clear what comes stock on android anymore. That being said, I didn’t have the stock browser on my vzw moto x until I restored it from titanium backup but that’s probably because they did very little skinning on it. I didn’t realize that it had been phased out already on newer devices.

        • Matthew Rebmann

          Pretty sure it was with the release of 4.1 that they dropped the stock browser… all the browsers that are on HTC’s and Sammy’s phones are browsers they themselves made.

          • mh0520

            What about Motorola on older devices? I know someone with the Razr Maxx (not the HD version) and it’s on 4.1 and it has the stock browser. Just curious.

          • Matthew Rebmann

            Those were devices that were upgraded from previous versions of Android though. They wouldn’t go through and remove an APK off the average consumers phone all willy-nilly. Any phone that’s released with 4.1+ just doesn’t have it included anymore.

            Anyone is welcome to correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty certain of it.

          • mh0520

            That sounds like it makes sense to me. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

          • Matthew Rebmann

            No problem at all, mate 🙂

          • Tim242

            The browsers on Samsung and HTC phones are AOSP WebKit browsers, with theming and tweaks.

          • Matthew Rebmann

            Ah, thanks for clearing that up 🙂

  • cheese

    this phone is pure SEX

    • Steve B

      And just think, this is the unfinished product.

  • zack

    It’s a old video. KeyLimePie, Old youtube app, etc. It’s obvious.

    • muddy46

      Its not an old video, just an original prototype of this phone. Clearly this is quite different then the nexus 5 caught on video from Googles kitkat statue unveiling.

  • Tyson

    Verizon, make this available on your network, and let Google submit updates, like Apple is allowed to with their devices on your network. Stop with the double standard, and give consumers the options they deserve.

    • LANCE

      well said, but Verizon are bungholes and wont do it. they only let apple do it because of larger volume of sales

      • Chris

        at that time, the iPhone was still the top king. Well now, two years later, android has taken reign .

        • pappy53

          iPhone is still king. More than 50% of all smartphones sold by the 4 major carriers are iPhones.

          • Liderc

            no… Android devices own over 65% of the market. Do some fact checking.

          • J Dub

            2 different metrics. U.S. carriers aren’t the world. Both could very well be true.

          • Droid 1967

            he said the 4 major carriers i believe that was pertaining to us carriers??

          • Jon

            People need to make the distinction that android devices != apple iphones. Android devices could be any of 100 or so handset models from a dozen manufacturers, while apple devices could be any of iphone, iphone2g, 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s, 5, 5s? 8 devices total? A very overwhelming majority of which are at least 3g’s, which narrows that list down to mostly 6 handsets, with VZ only supporting as of the 4’s? Now we’re down to 4 handsets. To allow apple to submit updates directly to the four apple handsets on the VZ network seems like a power move VZ can’t really stand up to. If Google made 4 handsets, and these 4 handsets were a huge share of the handsets sold and operated on the carrier, I’m sure the carrier would allow Google to specify how their phones are updated as well.

          • Droid 1967

            thats funny hope you dont really believe that.

        • Skittlez

          yea, but nexus devices aren’t selling as much as the iPhone did back when they acquired the iPhone

    • Godzilla

      LOL LOL LOL

    • donkeykong85

      i hate verizon and am stuck with them due to unlimited data. i am hoping this phone comes to verizon.

  • Jeremy Gross

    only 16 gb…..WHERES THE 64 I REQUESTED DAMN YOU GOOGLE

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      In the cloud.

    • Skittlez

      there’s a 32 also

      • Jeremy Gross

        if i have 40 gb on phone combines with internal and 32 gb micro sd, imma need 64 if all phones are transitioning to no micro sd card slot

  • InclusiontoInnovation

    The phone that makes me leave Verizon … simply don’t want a Galaxy Note 3, HTC One, Moto X or Droid Maxx

  • mike

    i bet verizon will pass again on this phone

    • Justin_Herrick

      Bold prediction! haha

  • Ian Smith

    how much more could possibly leak? i want to be SOMEWHAT surprised!

    • Tim242

      Stop clicking on the leak articles…

  • Andrew Keller

    The only thing that really irks me about the design of the Nexus 5 is the bottom “chin” of the device.

    • 918273645ams

      Yeah, I noticed that. Why must it be so large? They should have matched the G2.

      • Andrew Keller

        It would be awesome if we haven’t seen the final design and a few things were changed before launch, but since we’ve seen the manual, Leno chin included, I doubt that.

  • newsjunkieintl

    Of course, it’s called the Nexus 5. I’ve been saying that since last May. Only ignorant people thought it would be “Nexus 4 v2″ and crap like that.

    1) it’s the gen5 Nexus phone
    2) it’s a 5″ 1080p phone — which Google knows is the minimum you need to bring to the table in 2013 to be a top tier Android phone. (Moto X sucks at 4.7” 720p, so last year.)

    Thus, Nexus 5.

    • Chris

      Nexus 4 second edition

      • newsjunkieintl

        The Nexus 4 was the THIRD Nexus phone to have 4″ screen or larger. BUT, it’s the only gen4 Nexus. There won’t be another.Next one is gen5. Google doesn’t look backwards.

        Thus no more “Nexus 4”, next one is Nexus 5.

    • Skittlez

      i’m not arguing anything, but the only people that are calling it the Nexus 5 right now are websites getting nexus leaks. right now it’s officially just the D-820

  • dryyourtears

    Verizon already has it it’s called the G2 and it has a camera and a battery that don’t belong in 2009. Enjoy.

    • LANCE

      G2s software is atrocious though, great hardware specs but LG fudged the software

    • Skittlez

      i have, and love my G2, but this is nowhere near a nexus device

      • Skwisgaar

        Nowhere near a Nexus device??? You do realize that G2 you have is where this Nexus is being derived from right? In fact, the Nexus is a more stripped down form of the G2. (Smaller screen, less battery, lower quality camera, etc.) Don’t know why people are always so eager to jump on the “If it’s not a Nexus it’s sub-par!” bandwagon. Wow…it’s got a newer version of Droid that everything else will eventually have too. BFD.

        • Skittlez

          Nexus devices aren’t about the specs. it’s about the android experience. i still have my Gnex(running 4.3.1 mind you) and i had a Nexus 4. if it wasn’t for the battery life getting so bad on my Gnex, i would gladly still be using it, but i needed something to get me through the day. it was just done. Nexus mean’s no restrictions. on the Gnex, yes Google wallet was restricted, but all i had to do is download an apk, and it was working perfectly. with the G2, i can’t use wallet to pay for things no matter what. no secure element. and then they let you download isis, but that doesn’t work either. and the next nexus will be on 4.4, and i bet you the G2 will still be on 4.2.2, even when 4.4.1 is out. All that being said, the G2 is a great phone, but when it comes down to the whole experience, IMO, any nexus device beats it. some people don’t care to have an over 5 inch screen, or a slightly smaller battery(which i’m sure will be just fine) or the best camera on a phone. i’m sure the 8MP with OIS will get the job done. now when you start talking price, ~$400 range vs $600, thats when the nexus starts looking even more appealing.

      • Droid 1967

        it is as near a nexus as you’ll ever get on Verizon.
        You have to update your self which Loki will allow.
        Verizon did not treat the galaxy nexus as a nexus they don’t update it worth a crap.
        The G2 is a better Nexus hardware wise minus envelope tracking which i still dont believe will save 20% battery life But its not needed g2 has awesome battery life.
        The greatness of a nexus device is updates as the hardware is never the top dog out there. And Verizon wont allow the updates so their is theoretically no such thing as a nexus phone on Verizon.

        • Skittlez

          the fact that i can’t use ALL of the features google offers, makes this phone not better than a nexus device. nexus experience is just easy and there’s no dumb skin either. G2 performs amazingly, don’t get me wrong, but the fact that i have to choose a different wallpaper than my regular one, and i can’t even access wallpaper apps when choosing the lockscreen wallpaper annoys the hell out of me, and i can’t even use tap to pay with google wallet, a feature made by google, even if i was rooted with a custom ROM. phone doesn’t have secure element for it. So what if the battery is a bit smaller than the Nexus? everything else is the same, plus there’s no skin to drain any extra battery, and it’s much easier to deal with and there’s less wait time for ROM’s and for dev’s to get on board.

          • Droid 1967

            as i noted already yup no secure element well see if the nexus has it im not sold that google wallet is staying around . as for the rest. much of that is not available on stock android now. dont know with 4.4 But i am betting that you wont see a huge lag in roms for g2 than with the nexus. that’s just my hunch from what i see is going on with this device already. But although i dont have an issue with the things you mention i do understand and think you will be pleasantly surprised on some fronts.

          • Skittlez

            it’s just preference i guess. i just love the stock android experience and love the developer community for nexus, especially ones that get the updates straight from google. The Gnex on verizon was great, but when 4.3 was out, there was a problem with data handoffs and you had to turn airplane mode off then on again to reconnect to data, and the only fix is the new radios that are compatible with 4.3. getting a google play nexus will never run into those kind of issues, and stock android is my niche

          • Droid 1967

            Agreed BUT that is not an option on verizon as we already saw 🙂
            and the data thing is wierd on 4.3 i never had a problem with my rom but some did. I am told the latest update to 4.3 fixes it. But i stopped romming for now so i dont know.

  • jim

    I see alot of damage on the camera with it sticking out past the body

  • jim

    Look like nexus 4 , galaxy nexus, nuttin new here, everyone move along nothin to see here

    • DJ SPY

      You do realize that the main point of Nexus devices is not so much hardware but software right?

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Jellybean and so on has been the same with some minor and major additions, but hardware is expected in 2013.

        • Adrynalyne

          Your entire comment contradicts itself.

          How can you be the same with minor and major additions?

      • donkeykong85

        and to add to that my gnex is running 4.3 perfectly at the moment.

  • Trex

    Don’t even see the hype with this phone, Id rather buy the note 3

    • jim

      I agree, nothing ive seen comes close the the note 3

    • Godzilla

      so go fuckinggg buy it then

    • InclusiontoInnovation

      Though I wanted the note 3 … but OMG … it is huge … 🙂

    • Chris Gates

      The Nexus will most likely cost $299, the same amount for a carrier locked Note 3 with a two year contract. With the nexus you are getting an unlocked phone running vanilla android.

      Enjoy your Touchwiz and Knox.

    • Akashshr

      Hello there dinosaur! 🙂 Not because they are big..You know because of..

  • Tyler Casilio

    I’m not that impressed by the video, but they didn’t really show off what’s NEW in KitKat so I guess time will tell

  • Guest

    Verizon doesn’t deserve the Nexus line of devices. They are too greedy and want full control of your device and soul.

    • Peter Blanco

      Hey, I used to work at Verizon! Who am I kidding, they’re awful. They tried to take my soul and I left for Best Buy Mobile, never looking back.

  • DJ SPY

    Not happy about texts and hangouts being jammed together. I don’t like the idea of having to be logged in to Google to have to text.

    • Brian Menius

      What guarantee do we have that SMS and MMS will require a login?

      … but beyond that, you’re already logged in when using Messaging as it exists today. You are logged in as soon as you set up the phone.

      • DJ SPY

        I have Google+ and hangouts disabled on my devices. I’m only logged in to gmail and I guess the play store.

        • Brian Menius

          That’s fair, but you’re still giving Google more than you probably realize.

          • DJ SPY

            You might be right about that but still, the fact that I am (more than likely, we’re not sure like you said) being forced to use one of their services to be able to use another is what’s bothering me.

          • Brian Menius

            Completely understandable. I can’t wait to see the .apk teardown on the new Hangouts to see what we’re up against.

          • Matthew Rebmann

            I’m pretty confident that you will still be able to disable the G+ side of things. Just because the app can handle both SMS and G+Messaging doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll require you to be logged in to text through the app.

    • Trysta

      +1
      Me neither. I’m hoping it is optional. But it is kind of a scary direction that google is going requiring Google+ for everything…

      I’m assuming 3rd party sms apps will still work? I only use 3rd party apps for texting anyway

  • willis

    ok guys, what are the chances verizon actually has this? It is almost time to upgrade my galaxy Nexus.
    If they dont, who should I switch to. I live in Nashville TN, I havent really looked at switching since verizon bought out GTE here. who has the best rates to coverage ratio?

    • John Smith

      AT&T Go Phone.

    • Godzilla

      zero

    • acras

      Best thing to do is ask around your area , check coverage maps , and if you have a few bucks to spare , buy a cheap burner phone and test drive another carrier for a month before dropping Verizon. Don’t port your # just use the cheap prepaid phone to call a few people you know to see how it does in your area , use some data, etc. Then if you find out no one has coverage you need but V you aren’t out too much.

  • Richard Giordano

    good looking design hopefully the next nexus Verizon will try to get on their network. like the nexus 7 2013

  • vincent scala

    i got the lg g2 if an aosp rom doesn’t come out for it then i’ll most likely grab this but if it do i’d rather the G2 running stock 4.4 or even 4.3 since i’m not too impressed yet wit 4.4 i’d stick with the G2 because of the better camera, larger battery and headphone jack at the bottom besides i’m happy with the G2 after rooting and tweaking

    • pd240

      Some great devs over on xda have most of the bugs worked out on a cm 10.1 ROM. It shouldnt be long till we have some AOSP on the G2.

      • Skittlez

        must be on a GSM model…lame

        • Droid 1967

          I dont understand do you want to hate this phone(G2)

          http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=46407049&postcount=138

          It has problems but it says

          What’s working since the last one:
          Audio
          Radio + data + texting
          Wifi
          Sensors
          Lights
          Camera and panorama (no camcorder just yet)

          The only Verizon related problem is radio and data which is working . I haven’t tried it as i really have never had luck with CM and i really am not unhappy with LG’s software after i fixed a few things with it.

          Its early as long as you dont take an update from verizon that kills Loki you will have kitkat on the G2. I am 99% sure of this.
          Unless there is some hardware on the phone that insures the phone doesn’t work without only LG software on it. Which ive never seen yet But wouldn’t put it past them.

          • Skittlez

            when did i ever say i wanted to hate this phone. i haven’t even seen any mention of the CM ROM on the xda list under Android Development(verizon). i was saying lame because it wasn’t an option for the Verizon version and i’d like to try it if it was.

          • Droid 1967

            ok thing we’ve went over everything in other posts the link i provided is actually only for Verizon Version. by the time kitkat comes we will already have a great idea on what needs to be done. Other than Wallet(although i still am not sure this wont be possible in the future) I dont think the secure element on hardware was a great choice it is not on the new nexus 7 so i think there will be another option for this. Just a total guess from what weve seen going on. And just for some info The g2 has some serious development work going on already I think you will not end up disaponted with this phone. Of course if verizon surprises an comes out with a nexus 5 on it than that could change the game but if this is the nexus 5 alternative on verizon youll see a lot of dev for it.

          • Skittlez

            i know the link is for verizon. i’m just saying that when you look here….

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g2/development-verizon

            there’s nothing about an AOSP ROM or CM, so i thought the unofficial CM was referring to the GSM model

          • Droid 1967

            gotcha. it is in a wierd place. But i have never had luck with cm so the only good thing is once its running than we have good device and vendor to have other roms.

  • Beesty

    let’s get ’em wallpapers!

  • Ryan Rhodes

    my body is ready

  • trwb

    Ugly

    • Jeff

      Simple.

  • NexusMan

    Am I only the 2nd person who thinks this thing is ugly? Not excited at all (in terms of looks of this prototype). It’s gonna need some kick ass features on the software end to get me going….and there’s no way this is gonna be another Nexus 4. Has Google ever called a new Nexus phone by the same name of the previous model? We didn’t get the Nexus One 2.

    • hoodieNation

      Nope, this phone is butt ass ugly. But if it comes to Verizon I will buy it.

      • Chris Gates

        1. It’s butt ass ugly but you still want to buy it?
        2. It won’t be coming to Verizon so don’t worry, this butt ass ugly device won’t get the opportunity to grace your pockets.

        • hoodieNation

          1. Yes, as crazy as it sounds some people do indeed like Nexus phones and do not care if they look bland.

          2. That’s a shame as my pockets are freaking awesome.

      • NexusMan

        What phone are you using now?

        • hoodieNation

          Still on my S3.

    • John Smith

      display is all that matters. case covers everything else, silly.

      • NexusMan

        Cases are silly, imo. I don’t use cases on phones, so much more matters to me than display…like functionality, software/features, camera, size, form factor, battery life, and design/aesthetics, etc….

        • John Smith

          i like a nice thin slim plain TPU case from Diztronic. a naked phone needs a little protection. my point with display is “all that matters” is that’s all you will see. of course other features are important but if you use a slim protective case all you will see is the display.

          • NexusMan

            Again, I don’t use cases, slim or not. I think they are redundant and often times ugly. If a phone is designed properly and you’re not a total klutz, there should be no need for a case. Any high end device I would be interested in these days already has an attractive design aesthetic, so why would I cover that up with something else that hides it’s beauty and feel and adds bulk and weight? Smartphone cases are the equivalent of plastic covering on nice furniture.

          • John Smith

            to each his own. i’m pretty careful but i like a little protection – just in case.

    • Godzilla

      it’s a phone, get over it.

  • WickedToby741

    “Google Experience Launcher”

    Could this mean we’ll see this hit the Play Store as a separate app?

    • DJ SPY

      That’s the hope around these parts

    • Brian Menius

      That’s what Artem was speculating on G+. I fully support Google’s push to make more system apps available in the store.

  • Skittlez

    by the way…this guy has massive hands

    • Skittlez

      oh yea, the downvote trolls are out today

      • Skittlez

        oh yea!!! bring on more downvotes!

        • Skittlez

          i’ve almost got my special!!! lets do this!!!!

  • Skittlez

    freaking badass looking phone

  • jbdan

    Looks great to me even as a prototype. Can you say MATTE! Hope that part stays. I’m counting the days till this thing goes live in the play store. Early Christmas gift this year!

    • zurginator

      Matte is Google’s thing. The N7s are both matte, the N10 is matte, the N4 is matte, the Nexus One was matte…

      • jbdan

        No. The N4 is not matte. It’s got a shiny glass back. I had one….

        • tyguy829

          i think he means the sides

  • @1MPitts

    I know somebody has that Hangouts apk

    • Godzilla

      blah blah blah

  • Drew_VA

    Rumors are pointing to an announcement on Tuesday. You heard anything concrete on your end Kellex?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    What’s the app next to phone icon in the launcher? it’s green.
    I’m so excited about this google home thing, but i’ve said that already.
    Comparing the bottom bezel to the moto x, it’s not small enough. I like the bottom speakers. The circular earpiece makes sense, i like the idea. Not so much the looks.

    • zurginator

      Bezel is large because of said bottom speaker(s). Also because LG G2. Green icon is Hangouts.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        At 7:09? That can’t be hangouts and I have not seen it before.

        • zurginator

          7:09 doesn’t have anything shown. 😛

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            Haha my mistake. I meant 4:55

          • mh0520
          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            Thank you. Would’ve never guessed.

          • mh0520

            Yeah, it’s hard to make out the label in the video. Seems odd that it’s in there when there appears to be mostly (only?) google apps and system apps.

  • opels

    There is a Printer option jejej. No one realise.

    • Brian Menius

      That’s said to be a native option in some of the apps on one of the tester phones that has been documented previously. It’s long overdue, IMO.

  • bluemon

    I see the youtube app still takes ages to load….

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      That is the old youtube app, bluemon.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        New one still lags. No HD etc

        • Godzilla

          no HD? How do you figure?

        • Skittlez

          no HD? huh?

  • tbell

    Gallery is still there

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    The design is very meh. Camera is ugly as well. Its a cheap off contract phone so can’t complain i guess.

    • Jeff

      But you still do.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        But but but but but

  • Saif

    KeyLimePie !!!

    • Brian Menius

      Yeah, I was hoping they’d show the build number so we could determine the build date. I imagine it’s an old build.

      • Marsg

        Or Google is just messing with us about the whole Kitkat thing and it’s really keylimepie, not once has Kitkat been mentioned in any leak to this point in the system files, but keylimepie is all over the place not to mention a Google employee posted that pic of keylimepie Android on Google + and the small glimpse of an android eating a keylimepie pie at Google IO

        • Skittlez

          why do people still want it to be called keylimepie. if it was going to be called keylimepie, that 4.4 statue would look very different

          • Marsg

            I don’t care what it’s called as long as we get a shiz load of enhancements especially since we have been on 4.x for 2 years and have only seen a few small tweaks here and their, Google has been focusing more on their apps than on Android.. With that said I’m just pointing out Kitkat hasn’t been mentioned once In any leak or teaser, so it’s kinda weird when you have all signs pointed at keylimepie but it’s called Kitkat.

          • Brian Menius

            Don’t sell Google short. They have spent a lot of effort moving critical updates into the services framework rather than packaging them with OS updates. That will go a long way toward keeping phones current without relying on carriers and manufacturers to get full OS updates out.

          • Marsg

            You’re missing the point, their services aren’t exclusive to Android, even the iPhone has the latest version of Google Apps. I want improvements to Android not just their services, the biggest improvements we have gotten since 4.0 was project butter and lockscreen widgets. They could try improving keyboard since it’s something we use daily(I occasionally still see a lagg when typing in a browser url), they could also do something about that 10ms delay between touching an app and it actually launching

          • Brian Menius

            It’s not that I’m missing the point; rather, I don’t share that concern. 🙂

          • Marsg

            You’re not concerned that iPhone users received like 90% of the updates we received on Android since 4.0 and their on iOS. That’s like Apple giving you siri, airplay, desktop sync, iTunes compatibility (although I doubt anyone wants that feature)

          • Brian Menius

            100% unconcerned. You’re correct.

            You see, Google’s success is monumentally more important to me than is Apple’s failure. I’m glad to see that they’re seeing adoption of their services in the iOS ecosystem in a manner that drives them to continuously improve those offerings.

          • Marsg

            How is adoption of Google services hindering iPhone/ipad sales, if anything its helping their sales, what incentive do they have to switch to Android knowing they can get the same apps/features on an iPhone. There so many iPhone users that use Google services on a daily basis but then turn around to bash Google and Android. On the other hand there’s Android users switching to iphones just to have a certain key feature that’s only available on iPhone.

          • Brian Menius

            It’s. Not. That. Serious.

            Who cares if someone prefers iOS? Let them; Google and Android aren’t suffering without them.

          • Marsg

            I don’t care if ssomeone prefers iOS but kinda feeling left out when all our features are going to iOS meanwhile features from iOS I would like on Android aren’t coming, I would love to have something similar to airplay, it’s probably the only feature on iOS I care for, but the closest thing we have is miracast which has a pretty big latency and no support from google or Chrome cast which only streams videos from sites like Netflix which my T.V already does on its own. I’m saying I would like to see awesome features come to Android not just improvements to Google services.

          • Brian Menius

            Fair point. I’ve wanted something as well-designed as iMessage since… forever.

          • Adrynalyne

            I know, lets make every OS the same with each one having the same features and abilities!

          • Did you seriously just bitch about a 10ms delay between touching an app icon and launch? 10 milliseconds? Dude, seriously. There are a whole subset of humans that have vaginas. One of them will surely be interested in sharing it with you. Take advantage. Profit.

          • acras

            we’re still going to be on 4.x , and just like tha article explains about this leak , most of the leaks we’ve seen are from before the Kit Kat announcement , or before the developers have changed names and logos to match the version name.

          • Marsg

            I hope you’re right, cause everything software wise looks like a disappointment the only exception being the built in printer feature and the Google now integration.

          • Skittlez

            right but all the leaks have also shown that(as far as actual software images) the phone is either a prototype, which is running an early build, or the leak is from an early build. i’m sure recent builds haven’t leaked yet

          • Marsg

            Theirs no doubt the phone is a prototype, and that probably is an early build, but even early builds give some clue in to which direction it’s headed, from the video it just seems their focusing more on their key services and trying to integrate them with apps we use regularly like SMS and hangouts, gallery and Google+ from the other leaks. These aren’t really new features their just new ways of doing the same thing, and kind of a preference thing since some people don’t use google+ or even hangouts. The most interesting things I have noticed from these is the Google now integration, print built in(I hope theirs a wifi option and not Googles e-print service, and GEL which I’m hoping is something similar to Apex/Nova launcher settings.

        • Brian Menius

          While it’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility, you’d probably have better luck trying to get Santa Claus to bump uglies with the Easter Bunny. Google and Nestle wouldn’t have wasted all that effort for nothing.

        • Larizard

          I don’t know about you, but that debugging icon with a slice of lime, and two sticks sticking out to make the android antennae– that was fuc**ing brilliant. If I was the one who designed that, I would be REALLY pissed at this KitKat sh*t.

    • Ian Smith

      tell me you aren’t running Honeycomb.

      • That looks like a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 running Jelly Bean. Keep in mind that the old Android tablet interface was used on Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean 4.1 before being ditched in Jelly Bean 4.2.

  • Tim242

    That bottom bezel is way too big. It has on screen buttons. The device looks pretty thick too

    • Trevor

      I agree. Wonder what their reason is for that. Also wonder what that is on the bottom left corner of the front of the device, almost looked like a little speaker grill, but that would be an odd place to put it. Whatever it is might explain why the bottom bezel is larger though.

      • tyguy829

        it’s an identification number for the prototype. if google can make out the numbers/letters, somebody is in trouble

        • Trevor

          I was wondering that. So they just blurred them out or made them unreadable somehow.

    • Skittlez

      it looks pretty bad ass

    • Rambir

      Much like the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus, not to mention the Nexus 7.

    • Tillman

      Large bezel on bottom helps with comfort while pressing on screen buttons. The smaller the bezel, the further you have to reach your thumb to your pinky. Try it and see how uncomfortable that is. I can’t imagine the phone will be thicker than any other flagship phone on the market.

      • Tim242

        Regardless of how much people try to hold on to this one-handed notion…these are two-handed devices. The G2 doesn’t have all that bezel.

        • zurginator

          It does actually – this has almost same profile (It’s slightly more round). The G2 just seems smaller because it’s occupied by the big LG logo.

          As for reasons on the bottom bezel:
          1) As mentioned above, ergonomics.
          2) LED, Loudspeaker, and Micro USB are down there – if you move the screen down, you restrict space for those (speakers especially like more space)
          3) Because it’s built on the G2 it’s… well, built like the G2.

          • Tim242

            This phone is not modeled on the G2. The G2 has the smallest bezels of any phone, slightly less than the S4.

        • Skittlez

          i agree with tillman, and i still can use my g2 with one hand. maybe you just have smaller hands

    • Godzilla

      wouldnt a man such as yourself appreciate a big assss? does it not make it easier to um……..”get into to”??

  • Daniel Grabowski

    There is an icon in the app drawer that says GEL Stub (Google Experience Launcher) [IDK what Stub refers to]. So I’m going to assume this was an old version of the now much more updated launcher.

  • hoodieNation

    Now just give it to Verizon and I’ll be happy.

    • bluemon

      I just want that Verizon logo on the front bottom bezel… that would be perfect

      • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

        lol, that made my day. Make a soft key for it! Take me to verizon apps!

      • WickedToby741

        I just hope Verizon gets this and replaces the virtual home button with a Verizon logo. Oh, and please delay all updates by 4 months and take away tap & pay support. I prefer my network extra “secure”.

        • And lets not forget all the great apps that Verizon adds. Boy i cant wait, ha not! Tmobile for the win.

          Android rules.

      • Adam Truelove

        I want it across the screen. Like a permanent Verizon watermark across the entire display. That would be really great.

    • Mayoo

      People still have respect for Verizon? I’m not in the U.S. but after everything I’ve read about them, I’m really happy they turned back on trying to sell their service in Canada.

      • hoodieNation

        I get a 20% discount and their service it’s substantially better than any other carrier in my area. 30mbps downloads at my house, and I’m still on unlimited. I’ve got no complaints.

        • Mayoo

          Thanks for clearing that out.

        • newsjunkieintl

          and to stay on “unlimited” you have to pay in full for your devices. No “contract” prices. (A friend at work is in same situation.) If Verizon sold this, the non-contract price would be like $600. So, I hope Google makes a Verizon variant just for people like you. 🙂 Sold only by Verizon, not in the Google store. Will get any updates 12 months after everyone else. Would you still be happy?

          You can go buy the Verizon version of the G2 right now. Pay in full.

      • donkeykong85

        nobody has respect for them but a lot of us are stuck with them for one reason or another.

  • Brian Menius

    I have 42 apps per page on my Note II. There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell I can go back to having 24 (as shown in this video) or 20 (as shown in yesterday’s leak). I hope part of the “Google Experience” launcher is the ability to custom-size the grid.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Unlimited folder space

    • Alex S

      You could just use a different launcher…

      • Brian Menius

        Right, such as the launcher I’m currently using to get a 42-piece grid.

        … point is, I’d like to be satisfied with stock Android in stock form. We’re getting closer and closer to the point that such an idea an become reality.

        I got rid of the crap-ass TouchWiz launcher on my Note II as soon as I could.

    • Guest

      You mean your gigantic screen holds more apps per page? Sounds about right.

      • Brian Menius

        Don’t be obtuse. It’s a half inch larger than the Nexus 5 screen.

        • acras

          Slap a 56 or 60 icon grid on your app drawer to get the feel for 42 on this smaller screen . Whether or not you want to be happy with stock android , you obviously aren’t , so take advantage of the customizing available to you and use another launcher , if you are worried about taking up precious storage , remove the stock browser . There are limits to what Google developers can focus on in builds .

          • Brian Menius

            Lot of assumptions going on there, but okay- thanks!

  • sc0rch3d

    KEEP is there and MESSAGING is gone 🙂

    • seryozha

      I also noticed the messaging missing :O

  • Adam

    Whether or not you buy this phone it is awesome to see no Messaging app in the drawer.

  • Brian Menius

    The earpiece opening looks a bit unfinished to me.

    • muddy46

      Not to mention the missing “NEXUS” branding on the back of the phone isnt there either.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        And it’s missing 16gb.

        • michael arazan

          The casing almost looks like a vulcanized rubber, can clearly tell its a prototype

          • deadpenguins

            I know someone who had a hands on with the nexus 5 last week. Unfortunately, he said it feels very cheap in comparison to the nexus 4 or the moto x. So bad, apparently, that he’s totally put off by the device. But that’s just one person’s opinion.

          • malcmilli

            i wouldnt know how my nexus 4 feels since its been in a case since day one. -.- i hate glass fragility and cases.

          • Tweekex

            It has been more durable than any other phone I have owned (Sans OG Droid)

          • malcmilli

            do you go caseless? Have you ever dropped it? (seriously questions)

          • Tweekex

            I always go caseless and have dropped it more than my S3 which is now cracked and my N4 looks as new as the day I bought it.

    • master94

      And if you look close the phone is scratched. No way it’s a final build.

      • iSEEEEU

        I just noticed that too. Hopefully the build quality isn’t bad

        • zurginator

          It’s an LG. Say what you want about them, but their top-tier devices have always had solid build. I would even go as far as to say the N4 is the best built phone I’ve ever held.

          • ferrari187

            Hold a Motorola phone

          • zurginator

            I have. Never really liked the Razr series, but the X is nice…. probably feels about as good as the N4 IMO, just a ‘chalky’ texture instead of the glass/rubber.

          • ferrari187

            Well aesthetics aside, just build quality is top notch with the RAZR lines. I have a N4 and am pretty happy but it misses small details like the glass front and metel edge meet with a little gap where dust and sand can get in it and get stuck. Nit picking I knowknow
            This n5 looks amazing

          • Droidzilla

            I had the OG Droid and the Droid RAZR and I’ll say that my Nexus 4 is better built than either of those phones without reservation. Just my experience.

          • Andrew

            The LG G2X was one of the worst phones I’ve ever had. It bricked doing an official update and I had to send it in for repair. In addition, the GPS was prone to randomly losing it’s lock and not working again for days. Hopefully Google has higher standards for the devices LG makes for them.

          • Josh Meade

            really? try the vzw galaxy s3.ou get 15lbs of bloatware, a heavily locked bootloader, the touchshit skin, and it is still on 4.1.2

          • JoshGroff

            My note 2 is on 4.1.2 on t mobile. Unlocked bootloader and rooted though, just haven’t flashed anything yet.

          • ThomasMoneyhon

            have no problems with a gps fix on my nexus 4. maybe thats software issues.

          • HarvesterX

            Bricked during an OTA? We’ve only had one OTA update and I fail to see how that tiny update wouls have bricked anything. Sounds like a bad device. Either that or the problem occurred after you rooted and tried to mod something.

            It takes on average 10-15 seconds at the LONGEST for the GPS to lock on (faster if I’m outside). Anybody who sees worse, first try wiping all of the GPS ‘s cached data and then download the GPS assistance files. If you don’t (or can’t) do this manually, then there are 3rd party diagnostic apps in the Play Store that will do all this in one click.

            This applies to any phone really, not just the G2.

          • J Dub

            He said G2x. It’s a different phone. It was one of the first dual core phones. Not the brand new G2.

          • malcmilli

            Everyone OEM has a horror story for one of its old devices. The good thing is that these manufacturers mature and tend to learn from their mistakes.

          • Droid 1967

            This is true i also fell for the G2x piece of crud when i sold it to verizon for i think 27 dollars to get the g2 it still has the plastic on the front as i bought a nexus to use on my tmobile account as the g2x was unusable piece of crud. I can attest after 2 weeks with the G2 this is a different beast They have figured it out apparently as this is a fine device.

          • Turb0wned

            LG is garbage next to Moto and HTC build quality…

          • JoshGroff

            And both pale in comparison to old Nokias.

          • zurginator

            Old Nokia’s (and others) aren’t well built per say – they just have copious amounts of plastic and large bezels – two things that massively improve survivability.

          • deadpenguins

            Sorry to say it, but I know someone who personally held the N5 and he said it feels very cheap.

          • XvierX

            Like $249.99 off contract cheap???

    • AustinM123

      It also has the old youtube app and older key lime pie code name. This video was taken months ago. Keep in mind that this is only a prototype.

    • Godzilla

      lube

  • yummy

    Was it good for you? It was good
    for me. Cigarette?

  • Spoken Word™

    1 word

    2 syllables

    ug·ly

    ˈəglē/

    adjective

    adjective: ugly; comparative adjective: uglier; superlative adjective: ugliest

    1.

    unpleasant or repulsive, esp. in appearance.

    “she thought she was ugly and fat”

    synonyms:unattractive, unappealing, unpleasant, hideous, unlovely,unprepossessing, unsightly, horrible, frightful, awful, ghastly, vile,revolting, repellent, repulsive, repugnant; More

    antonyms:beautiful

    (of a situation or mood) involving or likely to involve violence or other unpleasantness.

    “the mood in the room turned ugly”

    synonyms:unpleasant, nasty, disagreeable, alarming, tense, charged, serious,grave; More

    antonyms:pleasant

    unpleasantly suggestive; causing disquiet.

    “ugly rumors persisted that there had been a cover-up”

    synonyms:horrible, despicable, reprehensible, nasty, appalling, objectionable,offensive, obnoxious, vile, dishonorable, rotten, vicious, spiteful More

    morally repugnant.

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    synonyms:horrible, despicable, reprehensible, nasty, appalling, objectionable,offensive, obnoxious, vile, dishonorable, rotten, vicious, spiteful More

    Origin

    Middle English: from Old Norse uggligr ‘to be dreaded,’ from ugga ‘to dread.’

    • NexusMan

      Yea. I thought the same thing.

    • Skittlez

      this isn’t the final. this is a protoype

    • Rambir

      1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, someone else may like the look of things you don’t.
      2. This isn’t even the finished device, it is brand less and the camera protrudes too much compared with the device leaked when the KitKat statue was revealed.

      • zurginator

        Yes, and you are only allowed to like things on this site. 😛

    • Trysta

      Everyone also flipped out and screamed ugly about the Nexus 4 when it leaked before release. Not saying you don’t have a right to your opinion but I’ll reserve judgement for the final product and a proper hands on review.

      • zurginator

        I think the reception of the N4 was mostly positive bar the glass back (I know I liked it).

        There are just things I don’t like about this gen’s style – the back camera for one, the earpiece for another, and the Portrait/Landscape LG/Nexus logos.

      • NexusMan

        Of course. I’m just saying that what I see in this video is ugly to me. I’m actually hoping very much so that the final product is not.

    • ThomasMoneyhon

      Devices are best with no branding on the front. Your opinion is invalid.

      The CR-48 was one of the most beautiful devices ever.

  • Nayners

    Awesome, DL. Nice Saturday surprise! *wife rolls eyes*

  • Allen Byrd

    Where are the widgets? The widgets menu should stay.

  • VicMatson

    Sorry, I can’t endure 7 minutes without sound.

    • Brian Menius

      You’re not missing a whole lot after the first minute and a half or so, anyway.

      • Adam Truelove

        Right, I hate when people show up new prototype phones and then show apps and settings that are no different from the current versions. I don’t need to see the play store and youtube.

        • interstellarmind

          yeah, seriously. how about showing things like the camera or benchtests?

          • Anonymous

            Do you realize Google and/or LG can penalize this person for doing that? I think they make developers or employees sign an agreement, which makes them lose their rights to show the phone. That is why many developers or employees never show the time or even the settings on the phone because Google can easily track down who is showing off the specs and the phone altogether. They also don’t want competitors to know what they are up to and what the phone has inside. It will just ruin the launch of the phone. But hey, who cares? I just want the phone, these rumors are killing me.

          • ThomasMoneyhon

            your point would be valid if this guy hadn’t shown off the about screen with the build information. he threw away the job of himself or his source by doing that. Showing new features like Adam asked would be better, benchmarks reveal little that can source back to the leaker.

          • ανώνυμος

            Do you realize Google is probably behind this considering he showed the S/N and IMEI? Also Hangouts wasn’t shown. Why? Probably because Google wants to show it off during their launch event. Only theorizing though lol

          • iArmenianOutlaw

            exactly what i think… its already too obvious that they are marketing it this way, especially with the nexus 5 poppin up at the playstore for 349 yesterday and then quickly taken down. lol regardless, im buying this phone

          • michael arazan

            That video was made to ensure plausible deniability, but could of at least tapped the key lime pie to show off the easter egg to let people know it might not of been someone’s Rom creation

          • John Motschenbacher

            benchmarks are soooooo pointless. noobs use them.

        • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

          I think he was teasing us a bit. He kept getting so close to that darn hangouts icon.

        • Brad Truelove

          All I want to see is a Verizon logo on it.

          • Leica Saban

            Verizon’s should NEVER get this phone as they are the most control freak carrier out there – their business motto is completely opposite of google’s.

    • raazman

      As for sound, you could only hear the phone drop on the table and the youtbe video. Nothing great.

  • samosa king

    I’m rather surprised that evleaks hasn’t leaked anything related to the Nexus 5.

  • radiohead14

    looks good. only thing i don’t like is how the camera lens is sticking out a bit (also wish it was centered to avoid finger obstructions). if i was to get this (if vzw gets it).. i would use it without a case, as that matte back looks nice.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    At this rate there may not be anything to be presented at the Google event. I want to know now and I want to be surprised at the same time. #firstworldproblems

    • Marsg

      Google always surprises even with the leaks, when the Nexus 4 leaked nobody expected the 300$ price tag

      • zurginator

        Actually quite a few people did…. was a lot of slamming of people who thought it was going to be in the $400s.

        • Marsg

          Yea and they were off by 100$, they were low balling it and Google whent even lower than anticipated, it was a surprise.

      • newsjunkieintl

        It was the same price as the gen3 Galaxy Nexus 3. $299/$349 for 8GB/16GB storage. I bought two of the 16GB Galaxy Nexus in July 2013 for $349, as the 8GB $299 version had too little storage.

        Google kept the SAME PRICE on the 8GB/16GB Nexus 4. You are saying nobody expected that?

        • Marsg

          When released the galaxy nexus price tag was in the 600s, I would know cause I bought one back in 2011.

          • newsjunkieintl

            I’m talking about on Google Play. You didn’t pay $600 for a Galaxy Nexus on Google Play.

            Google has no control over what ripoff carriers charge for hardware.

            So, NO the Google price for the Galaxy Nexus was NOT $600. It was briefly $350/$400, then quickly dropped to $299/$350, which wass the identical pricing for the successor, the gen4 Nexus 4.

    • Brian Menius

      They still have what’s assumed to be a fairly significant Hangouts update under wraps.

  • samosa king

    DAT BEZEL!!! This better be cheap!
    Cheap = Equal to or less than £350.

  • DanWazz

    I’m in love

  • samosa king

    I WANT THIS NOW!!!!

  • samosa king

    NONOAIDWAIWUBJKE

    • Brian Menius

      … but still without Messaging. 🙂

      • samosa king

        I think they have combined hangouts and messages.

        • Brian Menius

          Yes, that’s the running rumor right now.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      The youtube app isn’t even updated, I couldn’t really judge the software.