Google Nexus 5 Smartphone Apparently Leaked

Video, photos and another rumored launch date.

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The next version of Google’s flagship Android handset — let’s call it the Nexus 5 for now since the Nexus 4 is the model that’s currently available — has apparently been leaked and then leaked again.

The first of the apparent leaks popped up over the weekend in a no-audio YouTube video featuring over seven minutes of someone putting a Nexus-looking phone through its paces. The video’s uploader mentions in the description that the software running on the phone is likely an earlier version than what’ll be running on the phone when it launches — the candy-themed Android KitKat.

Here’s the video:

And more recently, AndroidandMe points us to a user on Google+ who claims to have uploaded four photos of the handset.

As for when we might get to see the real Nexus 5 (or whatever it’ll be called), there had been some rumors of an unveiling happening yesterday or today, but it’s looking like that’s not going to happen. “The only other specific date that’s been going around is October 31,” says AndroidandMe’s Dustin Earley, “but we’ve yet to hear anything solid on that date.” Seth Weintraub over at 9to5Google mentions the same date in a rumor about a supposed Google smartwatch.

Nexus 5 further detailed in 7 minute video and hands-on pictures [AndroidandMe]

7 comments
pat.davis2186
pat.davis2186

Way to show up to the party a month late... pretty sure the first leak was early September when they  sent out that KitKat promo.

DougAamoth2
DougAamoth2

Time tech guy apparently writes a column. That "someone" uploader is a french smartphone site that has leaked new devices before.  The candy "theme" is as synonymous with android as Dodge Avenger is with the Marvel branded comic.  They happen to use candy names on their releases.  As for Time, or whatever it's going to be called...they need to find a new "Tech" news guy.

GeoffOpenshaw
GeoffOpenshaw

Way to be five days late on this news, Time. 

JoshBailey
JoshBailey

More reliable than the Nexus 4 or 5? Maybe the Nexus 4 with its glass backing, but with the Nexus 5 not even announced yet and so far we know they are getting rid of the glass back. Stock Android is 100% more reliable than any OEM overlay.