Everybody is talking about Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat lately, but Google likes to keep us waiting. Moreover, Nestle is messing with us in its latest Android 4.4 KitKat teasers.
Over the past couple of months we’ve seen at least a dozen Nexus 5 leaked photos, most of them being spy shots of Nexus 5 prototypes. Unless my memory is messing with me, this is the first time when we get to see a press photo of the smartphone co-developed by Google and LG, courtesy of Mobile Syrup. Oh, it even has the Telus branding in the start screen, which means that the Canadian carrier will have the device in its portfolio.
It’s interesting that the icons, the status bar, and the KitKat 4.4 design presented in the below press photo all check with the latest rumors regarding the soon to be announced Android iteration. We have white icons in the status bar, transparent navigation and menu bars, and new looks for some of the native applications. Even the app drawer icon is transparent and looks just like the one we’ve seen in the recent Google Experience launcher leaks.
You can also spot a new camera icon, along with a redesigned phone icon. It’s also worth mentioning that the Hangouts app is where the SMS app is supposed to be, but we’ve already heard that Google will force the us to use one default SMS app in KitKat 4.4.
In case you’ve missed the latest Nexus 5 specs rumors, hear that the Nexus 4 successor is expected to pack a 5-inch 1080p LCD display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, LTE, WiFi, NFC, and an 8 MP rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization.
The Nexus 5 release date is yet unknown, but we are tempted to believe that Google will announce it’s next-gen flagship by the end of the month.