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Evleaks Gives Us Yet Another Nexus 5 Image, Says to Expect It on Sprint

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Because we have yet to mention the Nexus 5 this morning, here you go. Thanks to @evleaks, we have another picture of the someday-to-be-announced next Nexus phone from Google, lying down on its back. Oooooooh. Awwwwww.

In related news, he has also Tweeted along with the image that we should expect to see the phone on Sprint, whenever it actually becomes official. That’s not much of a surprise, since the FCC docs for it showed support for Sprint’s LTE band, but we’ll take any information we can get our hands on at this point. Sprint isn’t the only carrier of course, AT&T and T-Mobile networks will work with the phone as well.

And that’s all!

Feel free to join in on the G+ live event that is taking place any minute. We aren’t expecting there to be anything Nexus-related, though.

Via:  @evleaks

  • ki11ak3nn

    I think in a month after this phone comes out there needs to be a poll of how many people left Verizon to get it. I have the $30 T-Mo SIM, but I still don’t think I can leave Verizon until T-Mo steps their coverage game up. My sister-in-law has T-Mo and when she sends people texts sometimes they won’t get it until a few days later. That’s really sad. In Seattle, that’s really sad.

  • Upper_Luper

    PS4 or Nexus 5?

  • Mae0000

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  • David Wanless

    still debating on this or the Oppo N1

  • jim

    still can not see any advantages over the Note 3

    • nickdrake

      AOSP is a big one.

      • zepfloyd

        honestly after using a bunch of current Android devices currently AOSP is just the knee jerk reaction answer but it’s not a strong one anymore. Ok you get updates directly from Google so you always have the latest, great…with passing time that means less and less with the important parts parsed into the play store, what else? Bootloader unlocked? This is an important one philosophically but 3rd party deving isn’t what it was a year or two ago either. AOSP is rather bare bones these days. Hell there isn’t even a reboot option built in. We all love to lambast OEMs over their skins and add-ons, but the fact remains there’s a lot of useful innovations happening elsewhere. Everyone will have an opinion on this no doubt…but it’s not as crazy to ask “why” anymore.

        • jim

          I agree really, lots a great stuff to lose it you run customs roms on a note 3

    • Liderc

      Not being a ginormous phablet is also a nice advantage.

      • jim

        not that much bigger than my gnex, and blows everything else away ,i’m looking at getting it, its far above anything else out there

    • joejoe5709

      Price, size, updates, design (subjective, I know)

      I just don’t need anything crazy like the Note 3. Not that it’s a bad phone. It’s an awesome phone. Plus I’d want to put a ROM on it and then I’d lose all the fun stylus features.

  • jbegs

    Oooooooh & Ahhhhhh, even.

  • Elliott Rains

    Sprint… Maybe Verizon?

    • hkklife

      No, just like the Nexus S, that means Sprint and not Verizon.
      Verizon will NEVER have another Nexus, at least not until we are well into VoLTE and CDMA has been put out to pasture. The closest they’ll ever get is MAYBE certifying the Nexus 7 LTE (boy, their promises of “a few weeks” sure came and went, didn’t they?) and the close-to-stock Droids.

      • Elliott Rains

        My mind knows you’re right, but my heart wishes you were wrong! =P

  • Guest

    Sprint!? Maybe that means Verizon…

    http://reactiongifs.com/?p=8838

  • ChrisCorp

    Just wondering, are you guys going to post that “options for people moving off the galaxy nexus and what choices they have at other carriers” post you talked about on the DL show a little bit ago?

    • joejoe5709

      Probably waiting for official announcement. Technically we don’t know anything just yet.

      • ChrisCorp

        Good point!

  • jbdan

    Love that they’re using a macbook~!

  • my92agsr

    make google voice awesome in hangouts!!

  • Steve B

    Hangouts? Lets hear about the 4.4 integration.

  • jbdan

    we’re live

    • Steve B

      Finally

  • interstellarmind

    I seriously hope the audience (if there is an audience for this event) just start chanting “Nexus” at Vic et al like 5 minutes into it…

    • Steve B

      This would be awesome.

      Vic: G+ blah, blah, blah…
      Audience: NEXUS, NEXUS, NEXUS
      Vic: F it, here it is folks
      Audience: Heads explode

  • A.Miller

    When is the Google+ event supposed to start?

    • jbdan

      17 min ago….power outage reportedly

    • Bill Anderson

      Was 9:30, then they lost power. Vic G said it would be delayed 15 minutes. G+ is broken, however…

      • NexusPhan

        Who cares about G+ having issues. The live stream is on youtube as droidlife posted and is up and running with no issues.

        • Bill Anderson

          Tnx. Didn’t see that link up there.

        • Steve B

          Yeah, but nothing is live yet.

        • jbdan

          Same static shot of the hot coco….

  • ChrisI

    One of the questions that I keep looking for answers on is this: why won’t the phone be built with VZN’s LTE band? Are these “bands” proprietary to the carriers? I mean, do they “own” this technology band that gets installed into a phone? Is the “band” an actual, physical, tangible item that Google needs to buy from VZN to build into their phones? If not, I don’t understand why Google and other mftr’s don’t place all the bands needed for USA into a phone so you can use it anywhere.

    • interstellarmind

      I think it comes down to VZW wanting control over the phone. Google doesn’t want to let VZW bloat up and retard updates (like they did the GNex), so Google didn’t put VZW friendly bands in the device.

      Why include something that would never get used (and likely raise manufacturing costs)?

      • ChrisI

        My question is, ultimately, if VZN doesn’t actually own a physical “band” product that Google needs, then what prevents Google from putting the band in the phone and letting VZN deal with the headache of trying to control the consumer? The Nexus updates don’t NEED to be sent OTA — why not on wifi or a landline download so VZN is bypassed? Maybe I’m not understanding a few of the puzzle pieces.
        I know all about the bloatware and update control, etc….

        • Galen

          Even if Google had included Verizon’s LTE band (as they did with the new Nexus 7), calls are still made on Verizon’s network using CMDA (non-LTE) radios. This is a phone after all, not a tablet, and Verizon and Google simply aren’t on the same page with regards to who controls what (read:updates). Until VoLTE is a staple on Verizon, don’t expect Google to push a Verizon capable phone (and vice versa)…its simply not worth the headache/pissing contest between these 2 companies.

          • ChrisI

            I think folks are too hung up on the “control” component and not understanding what I’m asking. The Nexus phones are sold direct from Google to consumer…no carrier is involved at any point. Which means Google builds their product from raw materials without needs from the carriers. Where do the “bands” come from? Are they built into the processor or computer board? Or are they items that are purchased from carriers and then installed in the phone? If the latter, I get it. But when it comes to updates for the brand, Google can push via OTA or could provide links via Google to Nexus owners. I guess I’m saying that the Nexus 5 is ready to go, rock’n’roll, in the warehouses ready to ship. If the only reason it won’t WORK on Verizon is because a band is missing, where does that band come from? Does it need to come from VZN but they wouldn’t sell them to VZN because Google didn’t give them autonomy over the device? Or is VZN’s only control ability that they just wouldn’t activate the device on their network if it was built with the band included.
            Why am I being downvoted? I’m just asking questions, trying to learn. Don’t have to be techie snobs.

          • William_Morris

            Verizon purchased licensing for the use of CDMA technology from Qualcomm. It is a proprietary technology. Because they have “ownership” of this licensing, they have the power to allow or deny anything on their network regardless of its ability to work on that network’s bands (IE range of cellular frequencies). The longstanding grudge is that Google wants to push over the air updates in a manner it can be released on all carriers at the same time (similar to Apple with their products) where Verizon requires a “testing phase” to protect their network security and infrastructure. This is what caused major delays with the VZW GNex getting any updates, let alone timely ones, from Google directly because they weren’t allowed.

            Apple got around this requirement by purchasing a license for the CDMA technology and bypassing Verizon altogether. It would be a safe assumption that because the iPhone brings so many more customers to Verizon than a developer device (from any OS manufacturer), the higher ups at Verizon probably couldn’t care less.

  • Philip J. Fry

    I cant wait to leave verizon next month. FU verizon!

  • Rock_Kickass

    Verizon is dropped, number is ported, and money is available. Now I wait………..

    • jbdan

      Welcome!! You’ll love it!

      • Rock_Kickass

        I think I will, T-mobile gets suprisingly good coverage where I live (used the g2 for almost two weeks, thought the N5 would be out be now) and my bill is half what it was on verizon. I still had unlimited data, so it was a difficult decision, but I think it will pay off.

        • jbdan

          It’s what I did back in Spring of this year and honestly I can’t believe how much better everything is about tmo over vzw. Granted it’s my location, but still…

          • Rock_Kickass

            Location, location, location.

          • jbdan

            Amen brutha!

          • ERIFNOMI

            I’d love to switch, but I probably won’t have decent coverage from TMo until 2030.

        • Simon Belmont

          I moved from Sprint to T-Mobile back in June. I have been very happy with the service. Fast speeds, billing transparency, great prices, and GSM bring your own phone-ability.

          I bought a mint second hand G’Nex to use until the Nexus 5 arrives and I’ve been very pleased with it. Welcome to the club.

        • Jason

          Loving t-mobile myself. Great prices, great coverage, great phone (nexus 4). Whats not to love :-)

      • Steve B

        Goddammit I can’t wait.

  • A.Miller

    Cmon, announcement!

  • jbdan

    Mine loads fine (desktop) albeit a little sluggish. Weird things are happening to G+ on my tab and phone though

  • Droidzilla

    Nexus 5 or GTF- wait, never mind. Sorry; I was a bit quick on the fanboi trigger, there.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Well I guess that means two separate firmware variants for me to track on randomphantasmagoria.com. Sweet.

    • Steve B

      Quit shamelessly plugging your site.

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        Oh yeah because there’s just so much content on it that I want people to read. haha I update the site with Nexus firmware. Otherwise, I hardly ever do anything with it.

        • Steve B

          Just kidding man.

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            I know. My post was totally sarcastic too. I think the Internet needs a sarcasm font. haha

  • J Dub

    Google+ is getting pounded right now. Vic’s page won’t load. The event page won’t load. Mercy.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      They apparently lost power at the Google-plex.

      • J Dub

        Is this where this is going down? The Goog-Plex?

      • Jeremy Alajajian

        Keep us abreast Kellen!!! Abreast!!!

  • Bill Anderson

    I’m expecting something Nexus 5 related:

    • NexusPhan

      The real reason is that so many of the leaked KitKat features affect G+. Think about it. Gallery to G+ photos. Messaging and Google Voice to G+ hangouts. Updates to camera and camera software. Why not let the G+ team announce KitKat?

      • Derek Duncan

        It’s the G+ Phone!

    • normal
    • Bill Anderson

      Or not…

  • htowngtr

    google+ event crashed, LMAO

  • Paul

    Ugly. Nexus 4 is way better looking.

    • Philip J. Fry

      Fail

    • Steve B

      You’re in the minority here.

      • Paul

        Having a glass phone pwns a crappy back device phone. No point arguing. Im not a blind guy that says something its better looking just because its newer.

        This new Nexus sucks design related. Its fuggly with that cheap ass huge camera and soft back.

        • Steve B

          Sorry, you’re a moron. Nexus 4 glass back was sexy, but the Nexus 5 overall, is pure sex.

        • joejoe5709

          Thanks for the opinion, but the N5 is easily the best looking Nexus yet. If anything, the N4 is the weird looking one compared to all other Nexus devices. The glass back and glittery effect are sort of strange. The Galaxy Nexus had some flair but I wouldn’t say it aged well either. It looks dated in retrospect. The first couple Nexus phones and the N5 are classy, timeless designs. The only complaints I have are the top mounted headphone jack and the overall boring (but classy) design.

          Glass is a premium material I’ll give you that. But have you felt the soft touch plastic on the new N7? Supposedly this will be similar and it’s really great. It feels great, looks great and I’d take it over breakable glass any day. The Moto X is also plastic-ish and it looks/feels good. It’s obvious Google is taking more control design-wise and I think it’ll pay off.

        • malcmilli

          i currently own the nexus 4, and i dont really find anything sexy about it. It looks fine, but that’s it.

        • Gnex

          Disbeliever, is that you?

    • SomeDooD

      You crazy tiggie?

    • zurginator

      I actually agree with you, though this one has been growing on me.

  • Steve B

    Best looking Nexus yet.

    • jbdan

      Indeed, by quite a bit.

    • boogie_monster

      Agreed, but I still think my Galaxy Nexus looks pretty good too, but this … oh this … just give it to me already, it time for an upgrade.

      • ToddAwesome

        I agree, but everything inside it is terrible.

        • boogie_monster

          tell me about it, I have high hopes for this one tho, everything sounds perfect, I wish it had removable battery like GNEX tho.

          • ToddAwesome

            why, because you want to kill it with fire like the GNex battery???? ha

          • boogie_monster

            lol nah, bc whenever the phone freezes it’s always easier to do a hard reset than a soft one.

      • Steve B

        I loved the front of my Gnex, but that back…yikes, what an ugly back.

        • boogie_monster

          yeah the front is gorgeous the only thing I don’t like about the back is the material, whenever my hands are sweating it becomes super slippery.

          • Bigwavedave25

            I still think the [GNex] edge detail is very nice. Overall a better design than most and definitely than the flat slab w/ draft of the N5. Though that won’t stop me from leaving Verizon and picking up a N5!

      • interstellarmind

        Have to disagree. The white N4 has been the best looking device I’ve owned.

        • boogie_monster

          to be honest I’ve never seen a white N4 in real life, but I rather have a black phone bc when the screen is off the front looks all black and I kinda like it. but who knows maybe if I see a white N4 I might change my mind.

        • Blue Sun

          I’ve only seen a Nexus 4 with a white back. I’ve never seen a white Nexus 4.

      • joejoe5709

        It was the sexiest phone I’d ever seen in 2011. I’m not sure it’s aged gracefully though. Compared to the slick designs we’re seeing from HTC and Motorola I can’t help but think it’s overstyled a tad – but not dramatically so. I still love the Gnex’s curves and subtle bits of flair, but overall it kind of looks cheap. And I think I’ll miss that back lip/chin thing near the speaker. It helps to hold the phone and when you take it out of your pocket, it gives you a clue to which end is up. I really really like all the rounded edges. It’s sexy and it makes it soooo much easier to put into your pocket vs an iPhone brick.

        The N5 is gorgeous and classy, but it’s a little boring. There’s no chrome or shiny bits or flair anywhere. I’m hoping the sides have a bit of a sheen to them almost like a fake brushed metal. The large rear camera goes a long way on the back, but it’s almost not enough. And I really hope the back plastic is soft touch like the N7. I absolutely love that material.

      • Simon Belmont

        I love the look of my G’Nex (GSM), too. I’m definitely looking forward to the N5, though.

        My G’Nex will still be a great backup phone. It’s still got a lot of life left in it.

        • boogie_monster

          a lot of life indeed. as soon as I buy N5, I’m gonna put Ubuntu on this bad boy and try it out.

    • jbdan

      And it has CERAMIC buttons!!

      • Cowboydroid

        That’s probably the strangest thing to market about a phone. I can’t see the button material being of much consequence.

        • jbdan

          meant to add /s my bad :)

        • TY

          Lumia 920 uses ceramic buttons (and camera surrounding), and they too emphasized on that. The buttons can really affect how the device feels as you press them often.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Pretty much any new phone looks better than the one it replaced.

  • Raj Bhatt

    It is seriously beautiful.

  • Derek Duncan

    adjust your expectations. Nexus 5 here we come! #momentsthatmatter