It sure looks like the next Nexus in this 7 minute hands on video 

Looks like we've all got a little weekend treat here. What this is, apparently, is a full 7 minute hands on video with the LG Nexus 5. We've been seeing and hearing things for the past few weeks, but this is the clearest view yet at what we're expecting to be Google's next Nexus phone. The video is plastered with smartphones.sfr.fr whom it appears we have to thank. 

We've not had chance to digest it all yet, but jump in and take a look for yourselves in the video up top. Early thoughts are that it shows the phone to be running Key Lime Pie, so it's likely an older build of the software and doesn't show us anything new. Also, on the hardware front, the large Nexus logo we've seen repeatedly in previous leaks on the rear of the phone seems to be missing, So maybe this is an earlier prototype of the hardware too. That, plus the "not for sale" sign on the back would indicate this probably isn't a retail unit we're looking at. What do you think of it all? 

 
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See, I think the camera module looks ugly but as far as the rest of the phone... VERY Classy, I like it a lot! Plus, It probably feels like silk in the hand with that same soft touch feel of the glorious N7(2013).

Yeah. Sounds great!
I'll be upgrading from the Nexus 4, for Christmas maybe. I want to try KitKat on my Nexus 4.

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I think the Google event is Oct 14 monday, so it should be out by the end of the month or sometime in November. So hopefully we all can get it sooner than christmas.

Hopefully LG won't F#$% up the production like they handled the Nexus 4 and not mass producing it. It took LG 9 months just to produce 400 K units, and could of sold a million+ had they not paused the production for their own devices. They clearly showed they didn't have the production strength to make multiple devices in masses all at once. Everyone wants this phone and I hope LG and Google understands that.

Right, because LG never produces two (or more) devices concurrently. Really? They make tens of millions of phones every year, and they're not shutting down production facilities for one to make another.

I think its a little unfair to say LG was just negligent and didn't know how to produce Nexus 4s. Nobody (that can talk about it) knows the specifics of how that all happened.

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There are articles that state LG didn't have the manufacturing strength's to produce more than one phone at their manufacturing plant from back in Nov 2012 if you google it.

There are articles that state LG didn't have the manufacturing strength's to produce more than one phone at their manufacturing plant from back in Nov 2012 if you google it.

i'd be upgrading from a GS2. as an aside, does that bezel seem a lil thick to anyone? LG G2 looks slimmer. maybe this is early production model? anyways, looks cool and i think its gonna sell like hot cakes

I think that is looks kind of cheap, but I guess they had to use cheap outer materials in order to keep the high end internal specs and keep the cost down.

I think we're seeing it in its caterpillar stage. It must be deliberately made ugly to avoid drawing attention. When it becomes a butterfly and is released, it will probably look beautiful.

I think indeed this may be the case (no pun intended) and I don't think this is the final finished article . This device will be revealed in all its glory soon enough, I just hope for at least one or two surprises come the official reveal.

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It's more likely that the final product will be very similar to what we see in the video. When the Nexus 4 leaked, it looked pretty much the same as the finished product.

Right because when we see leaks of devices, they're always from the same stage in production...

In reality, we don't have too much of an idea when this particular hardware was made or what changes have occurred since it was made.

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Pffff no! That made me laugh.

These phones cost 100 bucks to manufacture on average, haven't you ever wondered why you can get identical specs in a tablet an inch bigger for 400-500 dollars less than the phone, but it does EVERYTHING the phone does?

The service manual leaked last weekend. It's confirmed. The reason it looks smaller is because of the stupid fat bottom bar which eats up so much screen real estate.

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Again, a leaked service manual that's clearly a draft.

I agree the screen is probably the reported 4.98", but nothing is confirmed.

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Yes, its avocado salsa how could it not be amazing. I'm now officially hungry, even though I just ate

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Question: When they make phones without physical buttons, do they add real estate to the long part of the screen to accommodate soft buttons, or do the soft buttons have to fit into the 16:9 rectangle?

Up to the manufacturer, but in a vast vast majority of phones the screen is 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio, and the on-screen navigation buttons just occupy the bottom of that screen.

They're 1280x768, which is technically 5:3 by the numbers. But considering that it's not a very standard aspect ratio its easier to represent it as 16:10 (vs 16:9, explaining its just a little wider). I suppose 15:9 would work, too.

I challenge anyone to look at 2 phones side-by-side and tell me which is 16:10 and which is 5:3 :P

Key Lime Pie was the original name for 4.4; the deal with KitKat was just a recent development. Clearly the phone in the vid was running an earlier build of 4.4, that's all.

I'm hoping this is an earlier build, because it looks very cheap. Look at the speaker grill area. Not good. Hopefully the final build will be better.

This comes with s800 but the one maxx comes with s600. Wonder why Google went with the s800

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Why does the Note 3 lag more than my HTC One then? I went to AT&T the day it came out to try it. The browser was so jittery on complex web pages compared to the One. It has an 800, no? And the One a 600. Me thinks software optimization is more important than raw power in this day where pretty much all chips are powerful.

Let me think, TouchWiz but the HTC one is fast, but the s800 is only slightly faster and you can tell the difference with HTC one vs. LG G2

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Exactly, look at the oomph Apple can get from comparatively little power. Samsung needs all the power it can get.

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Compare GS4 to Galaxy Note 3. Both run heavy TouchWiz, but one doesn't lag.

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Neither one should lag, now, to be honest. The GS4 lag issues have all been addressed in recent software updates.

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The last GS4 I used didn't lag as much as before but it was noticeable.

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This ,it still lags on the home screen transitions, even the note 3 stutters a little bit on home screen transitions.

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Yes it is. All Nexus phones are based on flagships of other OEMs. Nexus 4 was based on Optimus G and GNex was based on Galaxy S2 and S3 (in development at time the GNex was bring made).

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It's been said that the supposed 'Google Experience Launcher' with more heavily-integrated Google Now will be listening for hotwords (i.e. 'OK Google Now'). The S800 includes the Hexagon DSP for standby and low-power processing feature implementations. If they were to implement this type of a feature on the Nexus 5, I wouldn't be surprised if it were offloaded to the DSP.

Damn, if it's a launcher, and it's good, I might have to forego Nova...

I'm absolutely in love with the "always-listening" software of the Moto X. Put that on the Nexus and BAM! It's the big bang all over again.

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Google didn't go with anything. LG based the device off their G2. Why would an OEM not utilize the latest available hardware? I don't see the logic here.

Except...different screen, different camera, different battery, different case... What's the same other than processor (which is not unique and not made by LG anyway)?

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Was confused when I read Key Lime Pie, but I'm sure it's meant to be KitKat.

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The decision to name it kit Kat was a last minute decision. However, this is clearly an older build.

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For those saying it's ugly, it's a prototype. I've seldom seen prototype handsets that look "beautiful," lol.

The fact that it's running Key Lime Pie "confirms" that this handset is FAR from being a production model.

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Another proof that it is prototype, is it is running an older kernel version than 4.3.1 does. I doubt 4.4 would be going downhill.

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Bet you a new Nexus 5 that it's the same phone that's going to hit the shelves. Not software. But hardware. FYI we can kiss and talk about how I was in the Marine Corps later behind close doors. No reason to get MOS's involved at all!

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Looks like an old prototype.
I hope it doesn't look this ugly when it releases.

The video was meh. He could be showing off camera improvements or something else. Why is he showing YouTube, Google earth etc..

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I was REALLY hoping he'd open the Hangouts app, as there is no Messaging app, which would lead me to believe SMS will be integrated. I was curious to see how (if) they redesigned or changed the app to integrate SMS/MMS if in fact that's what they did.

Yes I agree. I'm surprised he did not open it. Everything else he showed wasnt really anything new. In one of the other leak articles someone who has played with the N5 said the hangouts app had "settings that affected the sending of sms" but they could not test because they were not in the US.

This is an older build when it was still Key Lime Pie before Google got the deal with Kit Kat.

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For what it's worth, in every Key-Lime/Kit-Kat leak video/screen shot that I've seen, I have yet to see a Messaging App. You will see the icons for Hangouts and Phone but never messaging. We all know it's coming; it just might be only with the release of the next OS.

Once you go Nexus, it is all you want. I am typing this from my 2012 Nexus 7 and my VZW GNex is upstairs charging. I am buying the 32 GB Nexus 5 and going on an AT&T Go Phone month to month with this as soon as Google announces it.

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Not always true about once you go Nexus. Contrary to what you read around here, not everyone is enthralled by Nexus devices. Many (including myself) have tried them and have since moved on (or back) to non-Nexus devices. :)

cant stand those dots on the home screen and menu that indicate what page your on, why would they go back to that ugly thing :|

I like the look of the phone a lot The shape looks great. Although the camera isn't growing on me so much. Especially if it sticks out a little like it does in the video.

I agree. That just does not seem right. Imagine laying it down. Scratch city.

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I doubt this is a final product. The camera lens in the finished product will probably be slightly recessed like the new Nexus 7.

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Why is it running the old YouTube app? Meh, if this is in fact the real thing, and I'm guessing it is after so many leaks, just take my money, Google. My first smartphone was the Galaxy Nexus, now I'm on the 4, eagerly awaiting the 5 (or Nexus 4 2013 (or 2014))

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Yep, I'm running Nova, and I white-listed HTC Sense, so that helps on RAM consumption. The battery life is terrible, nonetheless. But other than that, I can't really complain. :-)

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Oh no! Why, with the higher resolution, would they "dumb-down" the app trey to only 4 icons across? Terrible stock choice a'la FOX-News monitors.. Ugh

'Although 'love that we'll be able to finally hear the speakers with the phone faced-up - definitely the most underrated improvement I can see.

They didn't change anything. 9:16 aspect ratio screens (Galaxy Nexus, GPE S4 and One) have always had 4 across. The Nexus 4 only had 5 across because it had a wider 10:16 aspect ratio.

It's a great excuse for me to leave Verizon.
(Although I will miss my "grandfathered" Unlimited plan.)

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I'm not sure if I could go from a 5.5 Note 2 to a 4.96 screen, I got spoiled with the screen size of the Note 2. Is there really a noticeable difference from a 5 inch to a 4.96?

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A little too understated in the looks dept. but still a nice piece of hardware no doubt.

Sent from the surface of the moon with my un-branded white LG Optimus G Pro on T-Mobile LTE; and yes we landed there.

It doesn't look as good as Kit Kat. It shows big ugly icons. May be older built version. And the screen doesn't look like a full HD one!!!!!

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Maybe Google just didn't like what ASUS showed them in terms of phone hardware. They don't really have the legacy of making phones like LG does.

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I love it. I want one. Finally a phone that is completely minimal in design. No fancy crap on the back. Nice and smooth. From what I've seen so far, this will definitely be replacing my Galaxy Nexus.

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Got my attention, impatiently waiting for the official announcement and release date to learn more and whether or not Im buying one

I kind of wish it had an amoled display so I can use something for notifications. Similar to active notifications. Still like.

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I hope so. I just thought an amoled screen was ideal for something like that. Since it doesn't require the whole screen to turn out. Just the pixels being used.

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I doubt it. There is a notification light. There probably wouldn't be with the active notifications and I'm guessing that's going to stay a moto exclusive to sell phones.

I have sprint so this probably isn't gonna be in my hands. but who knows with the LTE chip that should be in there

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Sprint should be. The fcc docs leaked earlier support sprint bands. Sprint also said they are going to release tri band phones later in the year to take advantage of new LTE. This should for all intents and purposes be a sprint phone, maybe not right away, but it should work on their network.

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Is it just me? This phone does not look as nice as previously posted leaks. Hopefully, this is VERY old and the actual phone looks good. Or going for G2!

And the phone does not seem to be 5". Anyone?

Oh I agree the lack of updates from Samsung is more than frustrating and touch wiz is meh which is whyi use a launcher but my question was is there a noticeable difference between 4.96 and a 5 inch in your guys opinion? The feed back would be much appreciated.

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I've gotten updates aplenty on my handy tab 2 7.0. Granted, they take some time to roll our, but I'm running android 4.2.2, and it originally had 4.0

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Worst leak ever. If you get your hands on a Nexus 5, why wouldn't you spend time either showing off the hardware, the performance, or new KitKat features instead of demoing apps that are on the play store...

If it really has wireless charging, I'm replacing my HTC One.. which I love.. already. I've been saying for a couple of years, "If an amazing phone comes out with wireless charging, I'll dump whatever phone I have at the time."

I really do love the One, but the N5 looks pretty badass too. Unfortunately, looks like the back is just as slippery in the leaked photos. Prob the same material as the back cover on the N7 2013. I also like the 'supposed' dimensions. Would be about the same width as the One but shorter; easier to reach the top corners of the screen.

Anyone know what the thing on the bottom left of the front is? I hope that's an awesome notification light. I don't think that part of the phone was visible in any of the leaked pics from the latest hardware.

The N4 has wireless charging and I'm not sure how many people actually use it.

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I use it every night with my N4, on my bedside. Coming from WebOS devices to anything else, its a must have now. It's not perfect but I'm sure there's many more people out there using it also. In fact it annoys me whenever I have to physically plug it in, I've been spoiled lol.

I'm not impressed I think Google hit a brick wall with software ideals ics, jb and now klp/kk all look the same in software with minor difference ..The hardware design is something fresh tho

To me the lens looks like about a 3mm hole in the center of that huge surround and I'm guessing the small lens is recessed slightly. The surround will get scratched but it's only cosmetic.

THAT BOTTOM BEZEL!! Don't we hear that often? Put it to use with buttons, don't take away screen real estate.

That back camera kinda stinks, but it is mostly on par with everyone else. Wonder if the software will be?

At :55, what is that? A fingerprint reader? NOT saying that it is an apple thing since others have done it before but what is it?

Version d'Android: KeyLimePIE? I get codename but we are long past that or was Kit Kat just a promotion?

16GB again? I guess I will keep saying Nexus is a fail, unless they come with 16 Minimum, should be 32 as the bottom

Wonder what his Ruzzle name is

Nope looks like the camera will still suck

That all being said, I am still excited for the full specs. I can really see this as my spare if things hold up

You know the camera sucks and you haven't seen a picture taken by it?

The Nexus may be a fail to you, but many people don't use up much of the storage space in theirs.

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Well if we believe the dimensions of the device are the same as what hit the FCC, were looking at a physically smaller device than the Nexus 4 but with a larger screen. The bezels are shrinking all around.

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My piggy bank will be ready, I`ll call it "my precioussssss" :D:)...sweetest candy .
Common Google, give it to us.

This will replace my gs3 on sprint hopefully. I just hope we can get the same pricing as gsm through Google.

This could have shown you a shit on a stick and you people would have said how nice it is. It looks like crap, stop lying to yourselves. With that said the final product should look much better. That camera looks like ass though.

Plus one on the ugly. I might just get the HTC one max or note 3. After I see the nexus 5 u.s.a version

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If this really comes with a 3000 mah battery option, I will buy day one. If not, I will wait and see how the battery life turns out.

I really hope the phone looks at least a little bit better then that. When it was rumored to have the same look and feel as the 2013 nexus 7 I was excited. Seeing these leeks are removing that excitement.

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Dont like the fact that the Messages app seems to have been removed and Hangouts is the "new" Messages for texting. Same for "Gallery". It is removed and is making you use Google Photos. Dont like how Google is basically forcing you to basically be a G+ user in order to have basic cell phone functionality.

Anyone with a Gmail account is already a G+ account holder, even if you don't use G+.

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Right, because it takes so long to download third-party messaging and gallery apps and set them as the default...

Wait, no it doesn't. Nobody is forcing you to do anything.

Im sold, just listed the n4 so hopefully this gets announced soon. Its a nexus.

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Doesn't seem like that worthy of an upgrade from my Nexus 4. The lack of LTE was never a concern for me, neither was the storage capacity. My two major issues were and still are the quality of the camera and the battery and it seems like they compromised on those two keen particulars again. Not a fan of them ditching the glass for all plastic design, I've never had a problem with the glass design either. It's simple, don't drop your phone. They aren't designed to be dropped.

The new design looks incredible basic, like any cheap black android phone on the market, no element of premium design. But I'll wait for the reviews to come in but for now I'm not interested in upgrading, I'll wait for KitKat to run on my phone on the "outdated" processor which by the way a year later still runs butter smooth.

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How can you say that they've compromised on battery life and camera? We haven't seen a single sample images from the phone, nor has anyone that can talk about it used the phone long enough to know the battery.

It has to be worth the upgrade just for the camera surely. The N4 camera is SO bad they cant possibly give us a worse one unless they dig 2003 phones out of a landfill and recycle the camera units.

When you say "simple, don't drop your phone", I say it's nice to see that this person lives in a perfect world! I am extremely OCD about my phones, and even I have the occasional hiccup every now and then!

Would be a deal if the speakers weren't ala iPhone. I wish more manufacturers would implement front mounted speakers like the ONE.

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At least this time there's a R and L speakers, that should enable better quality sound. I think they should do well enough job.

Yeah, and not being on the back of the phone is an improvement for the 4 in itself. At least when it rings you'll be able to hear it when it's laying flat on a desk or a blanket/bed.

Yeah, and not being on the back of the phone is an improvement from the 4 in itself. At least when it rings you'll be able to hear it when it's laying flat on a desk or a blanket/bed.

I sure would like to have them announce this phone and then be able to purchase within a week.

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It will be a nice upgrade from my EVO LTE and I'll be getting the latest version of Android before the EVO lTE ever sees Sense 5

I hope we get the announcement for real on the 14th!

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So from all of the leaks it looks as if the Nexus 5 will lack the same Moto X and Droid Active Notifications and Google Now always-on voice command will only work from the home screen. That's kind of a bummer since I was hoping to see both. Not sure if the screen tech has been confirmed but since its LG I doubt we will see an AMOLED screen on it so that means no Active Notifications.

I'm hoping it has the Smart Actions features of the Moto X and Droid line...

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Wish people would stop moaning about how it looks. Is what's inside that counts.....

The n7 isn't exactly beautiful but everyone raves about it, it's just a black slab with a textured back. But the specs and price are what self the device.

Let apple, HTC and Samsung worry about"beauty" and charging a premium for it.

Nexus had always been about what's under the hood.

This video clearly shows a prototype. The nexus logo is missing for a start.

It's an improvement from the galaxy nexus.

I'm in.

Keep it secret keep it safe..... ø

Wish people would stop moaning about how it looks. Is what's inside that counts.....

The n7 isn't exactly beautiful but everyone raves about it, it's just a black slab with a textured back. But the specs and price are what self the device.

Let apple, HTC and Samsung worry about"beauty" and charging a premium for it.

Nexus had always been about what's under the hood.

This video clearly shows a prototype. The nexus logo is missing for a start.

It's an improvement from the galaxy nexus.

I'm in.

Keep it secret keep it safe..... ø

I'll take it. I don't see why is this is considered cheap looking. Having it glass sure looks nice, but it's also sure easy to crack.

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Looking at the visible specks it showed 12 usable megabits of interior storage, that means it is coming with 16 megabits of total storage. That to me isn't going in the right direction. I am so off the cloud bull shit. I want internal storage and a minimum of 64 megabits of total storage. If that is the way Nexus is going to continue to build their high end phones then I will pass. I want a phone that has it all. Just sick ot their lame ass way of building a phone. Note 3 IMO is the best phone of 2013-2014.

Well, the next Nexus phone is still vaporware, at this point. And the Note 3 has an entirely different target market. So, it's kind of unfair, to compare the two.

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I didn't read through all 230+ comments, so there is a good chance someone already mentioned this, but this has definitely got to be an older build.

1) It doesn't say "kit kat"
2) It doesn't look anything like this: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/androids-kitkat-photographed-we-b... - It looks exactly like Jelly Bean.
3) I don't find that phone to be very ugly. What's so ugly about it? It looks like all of the other renderings I've seen for the Nexus 5.

I'm sorry.... So many people saying (im getting this) I don't see how anyone can be excited about this phone until we know what's in kitkat... As of now it's a black phone running android...
If you love nexus and you have a nexus what's so exciting? Because you will have kitkat surly and outside of that we know nothing that makes this phone desirable

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I'm getting it, because I'm a bleeding-heart, blind Nexus fanboy. It doesn't need to be special. It just needs to be made by Google and branded a Nexus, and they can take my money.

Oh, I dropped this, a block away... /sarcasm lol

If you have read all the reports there is plenty to be excited about. Quad core s800, 5 inch screen in a package smaller than the N4, dual speakers, OIS on the camera. Maybe it interests you or maybe it doesnt, but there is more unique about this phone than other run of the mill spec increases that fuel every other phone.

Remember that transperant iphone 5 and the full class iphone 5c in addition to the galaxy s4 who seemed to be a lumia 720, i dont think this might be the next generation of nexus devices, but if , its so cool.

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Can't really take too much from this as it's probably a prototype handset running a very early 4.4 KLP. The real excitement will hopefully come tomorrow as both the device and firmware features are revealed!

As for SMS being integrated into Hangouts, week this likely mean that we'll be able to send SMS from our tablets? In a similar fashion to iPads?

And, before anyone mentions the numerous apps that allow this already, I am yet to find one that works flawlessly. I would hope a Google app would bring reliability to the table.

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