Update: We've essentially confirmed the log is the real deal and the dates below are accurate. That makes the colorful KitKat leak from last week almost certainly fake.

With Googlers apparently carrying around updated Nexus phones, the leaks are becoming more frequent in advance of an announcement. This time we have what purports to be a bug report log file and corresponding screenshot from the device. Some of what's revealed jives with previous leaks too.


In the screenshot the white status bar icons are identical to the ones in the screenshot Google posted to the Korean Keyboard IME last week (which has since been removed). That screenshot showed a slightly tweaked WiFi signal indicator shape, and the same shape is on display in this new image. Also in the status bar is the same debug icon from last time – a piece of pie with antennae. The other two icons look like Google Authenticator notifications, but they aren't the ones used by the public app – these have a tiny Bluetooth icon overlapping them. The screen itself has a resolution of 1920x1080, and the back button still has that missing pixel in the middle.

This screen doesn't mesh with that suspicious leak from last week with the colorful status bars and transparent nav area. The debug icon is still the pie, and the navigation bar looks pretty solid black. The shape and orientation of the signal icons is also a little different.



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As for the log file, only screenshots of a few relevant bits have been released. The entire bug report file from 9/15 is 10MB and contains all logs, specs, and stats from the device (also a screenshot, which is where the above image came from). Since it contains personal information, we might not get access to the whole file. The posted snippets contain listings for Qualcomm sensors, a few mentions of the Nexus 5 name, and the Hammerhead device ID. However, the useragent is still showing as 'Nexus4' at least once in the log file. One line in a different section mentions the wireless charge detection state, but Google is even building that into tablets now, so no surprise there.


The display resolution is listed as 1920x1080, which matches the resolution of the new screenshot and recent rumors about the device. The PPI is supposedly 443, which matches with a screen that's about 5-inches at that resolution.

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The software build still shows the "KeyLimePie" ID in a few places, again indicating the secrecy of the KitKat name even inside Google. The build number is KRS74H, which indicates a date around September 13th. Hopefully Google will get around to revealing Android 4.4 running on a new Nexus phone soon – the leaks are coming faster and faster.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • A guy

    Paranoid ROM

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      This is not a custom ROM for sure. It's the real deal.

    • Tomáš Petrík

      You're paranoid.

  • Kacho_ON

    I was hoping for a battery percentage option like in iOS. Maybe it's in there...

    • Cory Wilson

      Who thumbed down this? Someone actually doesn't want to see their battery percentage in the status bar?

      • Joshua Hill

        Could be a revenge down vote. I'm pretty sure some trolls will down vote all your posts for disagreeing with them.

      • Krzysztof Jozwik

        I just use custom ROMS so it's overrated to me, though I didn't downvote it.

      • miri

        I didn't give the comment a thumbs down, but I definitely don't want the percentage in my status bar.

        • Brian Walker

          Just out of curiosity, why are you opposed to it?

          • Robert Boluyt

            I'm not thrilled on the % in the status bar either, just doesn't look good. So as the bar represents an accurate representation of my battery remaining, I'm happy. I can see the actual percentage with a battery widget tucked in a homescreen corner.

          • CerealFTW

            i can understand not wanting it there, but what's wrong with the option for it in settings? thats what he said above "battery percentage option" so you wouldnt have a percent forced into your status bar while those like me can view it

          • awaaas

            You mean like this?

          • CerealFTW

            Exactly, I'm running carbon ROM right now and I have it activated. But there's always non root users who would find it useful. The rest of fam doesn't know how to root and all of us are getting the n5. They probably would like the option

          • Marsg

            Kinda looks bad and crowded with the time also being next to the battery

        • http://jamieellis.co.cc/ Jamie Ellis

          A checkbox option would be good for you!

          It should be an show or hide checkbox option or switch and as it could be considered "useful" for many those who want it (perhaps set on as default on first launch) as it be useful to the user than assuming by an notification graphic but for those who don't want it they should have an option to remove it and later bring it back!

          • Joshua Hill

            Noooooo. Not set as default. Anecdotally more people don't want this than do. Option tick box: YES. Default setting: % NOT SHOWN.

        • Joseph Cascio

          Just because you don't want that feature doesn't mean others don't. It's so conceited of you to say that especially when all he asked was for an option to enable battery percent. If you don't want it don't enable it. For those who do what it, it's there for them.

          • Krzysztof Jozwik

            Just because you want it doesn't mean others do.

          • Joseph Cascio

            That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. It's an option. Internet calling is built in, how many people use that. It's there for those who want it and not for those who don't. Having a little check box that toggles battery percentage in the status bar under development options would literally do those who don't want it no harm. But not having it there for those who do want it makes them frustrated.

          • Krzysztof Jozwik

            "Just because you don't want that feature doesn't mean others don't."
            "That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard"

          • Joseph Cascio

            And I'm using Carbon ROM. What possible reason could you have for not wanting it in stock android? iOS has it and so does many OEM Skins. You don't hear anyone complaining that the option is available. But several people use it and others don't.

          • Krzysztof Jozwik

            Who said I don't want it in stock?

          • miri

            I'm not responding to Kacho_ON's hope for an option (I've no issue with that) so much as Cory's surprise that someone wouldn't want the percentage in their status bar. Some people just want a rough estimation of where the battery is rather than watching every point drain which can cause unnecessary anxiety. Thanks for being all judgy, though. That always helps with discussions.

      • John

        Arrow, not thumbed ;)

      • Magneira

        Just pull down you quick settings and be done with it

        • Nick Klenchik

          Yeah, that's still an extra step though. A lot of oems are including the option for battery percentage in the status bar lately, why not Google itself?

        • Diaz1999


      • Joe Pas

        If a fanboy sees the word "iOS", it becomes enraged and attacks the entity that uttered/typed the offending word.

      • Vito Cassisi

        I didn't downvote, but I am one of these people who doesn't want to see battery percentage.

      • Chris Hutchinson

        I hate battery percentage it makes me really anal about my battery

      • Omar Al Matar

        I have a dream...

        Of a day i don't have to care about my battery percentage on a nexus device.

        inb4 galaxy nexus with onite 3500mAh lasting 2 days with ease but still </3

      • Adam Truelove

        I don't. It just makes me fixate on how much battery I have left. Sometimes more information is not better and makes the interface more cluttered. Keep it simple I say.

    • Simon Belmont

      You could use one of the hundreds of battery indicators for the notification shade available on the Google Play Store. It might take up one extra space, but they often give you extra useful information.

      I use Battery Widget Reborn Pro. It tells me the time I have left before the battery is dead and the temperature and I love that.

    • The_16th_Doctor

      custom roms is your answer

  • Captain Spaulding[1900+ posts]

    I can't wait for this phone, it's going to be a beast.

    • whispy_snippet

      Can't be much longer now!

      • h_f_m

        Probably November like the last 2 nexus phones...

  • angel_spain

    I really wished they changed the signal icon. For me it always looked a bit weird when you have data activated because of the tiny H, and also those small arrows that indicate data traffic that are almost impossible to see under certain conditions. Some OEM layers have much better looking status bars.

  • Otto Prime

    pulled this from LG servers last night.





    • Gnex


    • PolarBear

      I hope its Spring and not Verizon.

      • Otto Prime

        It's def Sprint. Not 100% sure about verizon yet.

        • PolarBear

          Please be 0% sure about Verizon.

  • gbyers72

    RIP Android Tron Look

    • Joseph Cascio

      I don't think so. I bet it will have some sort or accent color changer built in. I really can't imagine them going all black and white. That would be so boring and dull.

      • awaaas

        You mean like this?

        • Gnex

          Hmm, that actually looks pretty slick.

          • awaaas

            Originally, there's no white color, I edited the theme apk and add that color

        • spherebreak

          What rom is this?

          • awaaas

            That's ZTE N986, running stock rom
            It's standard feature among mediatek based android 4.2 phones

        • guest

          Acer phone have the same setting

          • awaaas

            Mediatek based?

        • Adam Truelove

          Oh God, what are all those icons on the right? That looks awful. Talk about cluttered, jeesh.

    • MrJigolo

      THANK GOD.

    • Drew M

      I like it too, but I also think it will make sense after I start using it. I felt the same way when Google changed the cyan color of the on-screen button presses to white--I didn't like it at first, but I've gotten used to the look and find it to be more polished. The white text should also provide a little more contrast for easier viewing in sunlight.

    • Clayton Ginther

      I think we just need to switch to the orange ;)

  • Cory Wilson

    Dunno about the white, seems kinda boring. But most likely the screenshot is a fake anyway and we're looking at a cyanogenmod theme.

  • gbyers72

    It's called kitkat.... yet the debug icon still shows a pie o.o

    • nebula

      Matias Duarte has probably other things to do at the moment.

      • Gnex

        Oh god, I love Matias. I hope he's doing the presentations now that Hugo's gone.

    • naysayer

      This might very well be a pretty old build. Who knows?

  • Robert Macri

    The G with Bluetooth looking notification icon would be a perfect fit for a Google watch pairing notification.

    • danishdhanshe

      Or maybe Google glass?

    • Trenton Seagoe

      Looks like the Authehntixator icon... I was hoping someone could point as to what app that was.

      • Adam Watts

        Yeah just like Authenticator. Which I use all the time, but I've never seen a bluetooth icon overlay, or an option for any bluetooth integration.

        • Trenton Seagoe

          I never seen one with a Persistent Notification.

  • Karlo

    One question to Google.
    Why white notification bar?
    Now i cant know when its connected to Google servers like i can know when i see bar is blue(connected) or grey(not connected).

    • Lennon Barnes

      It'll be gray, like it is now when not connected.

      • squiddy20

        There isn't much of a color difference between gray and white. That would be incredibly hard to see, especially outdoors.

        • Lennon Barnes

          It'll be obviously dimmer than the clock, I'm positive the developers had this in mind the whole time.

          Edit* Poster above says red, big contrast there.

          • squiddy20

            Again, it would still be hard to distinguish connected from not connected when in daylight. I sometimes can barely tell which is which even now when my screen is at 75% brightness in the sunlight.

    • The_one

      If you watched other leaks of Key Lime Pie/KitKat you wouls see that when you will not be able to connect they will turn RED (my favorite color).

      • Karlo


      • Lennon Barnes

        Really? Never saw that, good to know.

      • RyanWhitwam

        Which leak are you referring to? The one from last week with the blue dialer? If so, we're pretty sure that's fake now. Re: the connection status, we're hearing the color will change from white/grey to a darker grey. Rumor only, but I've not heard red.

        • newsjunkieintl

          I'll probably install a custom color scheme to change this gray on gray thing. I want CLEAR visual confirmation of my status.

  • Shawn Cheever

    The WiFi/Signal icons are the same from PA ROM. Not saying its fake but interesting that Google added the black separator lines in the icon between levels.

    • squiddy20

      "but interesting that Google added the black separator lines in the icon between levels" Pretty sure that's the way it's been for quite awhile... See images of stock ICS wifi/signal indicators in the notification bar.

      • Shawn Cheever

        My bad. I was so used to using CM I didn't realize something like that was altered.

  • David Margolin

    please don't spoil this release...
    It was fun, at first, to get details before a company revealed its product(s) but now, with all the leaks and spoilers, it's become really boring to watch their events and the element of surprise is gone.

    • Krzysztof Jozwik

      Please, go away, don't read the articles with spoilers, it's really not that hard unless you're impatient and need to know. In which case, shut the fuck up.

      • Brian Walker

        Come on, man. You're right, but you don't have to be a dick about it.

        • Krzysztof Jozwik

          Really? That's like reading an article called "Dexter Season Finale Recap" and bitching that they ruined what the finale was about because you haven't seen it. If you don't want to read it, don't. It's not that fucking hard.

    • squiddy20

      If you don't want it to be spoiled, then why (I assume) did you read the article, and are subsequently commenting here? Seems like a no brainer that, upon seeing the title, you should realize what it's about, not click the link, and move along if you don't want to know more...

    • chriscarver

      *David* Browses site, see's link to "Justice League Spoiler"

      *David* After reading several paragraphs, begins to write in the comment section...
      "Thanks assholes. Now you ruined it for me."

  • http://dennisbareis.com/ Dennis Bareis

    I thinks its about time we could modify these sorts of things without rooting the phone. Hopefully thats in 4.4

  • Sean Lumly

    I'm really, really, *really* hoping that this release brings improvements to Renderscript/Filterscript, as this is very significant for performance for devs that want to really take advantage of those meaty GPUs and plentiful 4-8 CPU cores (on leading devices). Oh, and far better documentation would be appreciated -- info is shockingly light on these promising compute APIs!

    As it stands, Filterscript seems to be performing around 50% as fast as OpenCL/OpenGL (which run very similarly in performance), which is less than ideal, but is still good and can be much better than writing your own concurrent algorithms using threads and being confined to the CPU, or cramming your compute algorithm into GLES30. But I am hopeful. Hopefully the new OS brings with it new drivers and better compilers.


    I remember that a while ago, Bluetooth 2-Step was in testing. It's good to see that such an idea is still in the works. See: http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com/2012/07/coming-soon-to-chrome-os-auto-2-step.html

    • Andrew

      Nice catch! That's pretty much the exact same icon.

    • quick

      I wonder if this will also have a feature to allow phone/table automatic bypass secure unlocking, ie. Pattern Unlock, Pin Code, etc... Let's say as long as you are within bluetooth range of a specific device?

      I would love this, hate to have to keep unlocking (pattern lock) my phone & tablet constantly while at home.

      • Justin W

        I'm guessing it will. I believe the Moto X can automatically unlock if BT is connected to a certain device (don't know for sure, but I feel like I read about that somewhere).

        • Gnex

          Yup, it's called "trusted devices" if I remember correctly.

        • akshay7394

          Was it BT? I thought it was through NFC only

          • Justin W

            I'm not sure - I thought you could set it so it didn't require a pattern/passcode if a certain BT device was connected (not NFC, though).

          • akshay7394

            Hmmm.. maybe, I'm honestly not sure. I know for sure the NFC capability is there, that's why they released those retardedly priced NFC tags. but in terms of similar bluetooth functionality i've no idea.

  • Stacey Liu

    It's still a 3.4.0 kernel? That's disappointing.

    Also, I'm not liking the longer display. They should have used 1920x1152 or1800x1080.

    I liked how the Nexus 4's screen was wider than most flagships (1280x768) instead of (1280x720)...it just makes more sense for pretty much all content except video. Now Google is going back to 16:9.

    • Zacisblack

      Really? 40 pixels width is going to bother you? Either way, this phones screen is going to be wider than the N4.

    • miri

      The N4's aspect ratio is a little awkward with a Nav bar. With capacitive/physical keys it's fine, but otherwise it's really short (Android shortens it to 15x9 rather than stretching it to 16x9.x so you actually have slightly less space). I'm glad they're going back to 16:9.

    • chriscarver

      Alright Shaq. We get it... Your hands are huge.

    • danishdhanshe

      The navigation bar makes up for it
      I mean, who wants a square phone?

  • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

    I don't know about the rest of you, but that bluetooth Google Authenticator icon looks pretty clear to me as what it is. I'm going to say it's google's answer to yubikey where you can use your phone as a single sign-on device instead of having to enter the authenticator code. They're probably going to use it with google glass authentication too.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Hope it won't be too long before there's root solution to make the icons blue again... Apple is making iOS more colourful (granted, it's like rainbow puke but still...) and Google? they are taking all the colours away.

    • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

      Would be interesting if the end result is red, since KitKat's brand color is red.

  • YodaRocks

    How are we supposed to know if data-connection is active in this new colour-scheme?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Light gray/white for active, dark gray for inactive.

      • YodaRocks

        Thanks for replying! But this is not as intuitive as light-blue for active and grey for inactive. I wish this wasn't the case.

      • deltatux

        That is so confusing, I would rather they stick to the current grey for inactive and blue for active.

  • David Spivey

    Blue is my favorite color, and I always enjoyed how nice android looked with blue signal/battery icons. I think this change actually saddens me somewhat. I realize that there will be root tools that can change this back, but it just seems to make stock android more dull. I may not feel this way once it's released, but right now it seems strange to consider this as an option.

    • Simon Belmont

      I'm with you, man. I love the cyan color of the Android 4.0 to 4.3 era.

      Here's hoping it's customizable. If not, I guess dull as dishwater gray it is.

  • heat361

    The interesting thing from these leaks is that "hammerhead" is running a 3.4 Linux kernel, I would of thought Google would update the kernel.

    • randy

      Yeah Linux Kernel 3.10 has already been released as a long term release since last June.

      I hope it will be supported by the new nexus 5

  • Godspoken

    What have you done to Holo?!?!?!?! Google, I can never forgive you.

    • http://kawangeek.com/ EddyGeek

      its still holo..... lol

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    I wonder what new features will come

  • Andrew

    one can hope that they pull an asus and include verizon bands without their permission

  • ash
  • anmolm97

    Hey Guys, ever wonder that the high end devices will get Android 5.0 but the devices that are stuck on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0 might get Android 4.4 KitKat !! Key Lime Pie just keep on coming.

    • Thomas’

      No, the division into Android 2.x and 3.x was one of the biggest mistakes in Androids history - they probably won't repeat this.

      • anmolm97

        I think they will...why do all the reports say Key Lime Pie when Google has said that Android 4.4 will be released and called will be called "Kitkat". there is no reason for not to change it....they know, the public knows, then what is Google waiting for..Unless...

        • Tim242

          Old builds.

          • anmolm97

            i think a huge company like Google would change it..old or not

          • Tim242

            These are leaks, not official.

        • Thomas’

          Because it was called Key Lime Pie internally and probably still is by many developers. They just recently named it officially Kit Kat.

  • Elison Niven

    Did anyone notice maxcpus=2 in the kernel command line? Dual core ?

  • Ricardo A. Fragoso
  • chriscarver

    Prepare for a color option folks.

  • Tim242

    Meanwhile, Verizon is allowing you to upgrade and keep unlimited. Note 3 preorders went through the roof tonight. The Droid Life thread has been hoppin'!

  • RL010

    Nice, i like white

  • Someone on the internet

    I hate white I hope they keep the nice dark holo that actually looks nice instead of some blinding white theme.

  • heath

    Any sign of It having LTE?

  • Pascal

    I don't liek this color, but that's not a big deal.

  • Guest

    I thought it was leaked already on nexus 4.

  • Sevag Aguehian

    It was already leaked on nexus 4 a week ago.

  • Guest

    1:36 - they will release it on 36th of January!

    ... oh wait.

    • Adrian Meredith

      1:36 has a 3 in it,

      Half life 3 confirmed!

  • valapsp

    seems theres no radical change!!!! (in design at least)

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    Someone at Google really loves the Mass Effect games. Nexus 4 was mako, Nexus 5 is hammerhead. Nexus 6 to be Normandy? :D

    • pulverizer

      I was thinking more of a Guillermo del Toro fan. He has been at Google's keynote in the past, Galaxy Nexus was 'toro', and 'mako' and 'hammerhead' are straight out of Pacific Rim, a movie he directed.

  • Robert Landrum

    Guess I'll be pulling images and replacing them with the good ole Blue Ones. Not digging the white/grey ones at all.

  • Zak Taccardi

    Does the log verify it's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (as in, not a 600)?

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  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Once KitKat launches, I hope the Google Play Edition phones get it within a month of the Nexus device OTAs. So far, the update frequency on those have been pretty good...averaging 2-3 weeks. That's not bad when you consider that there are OEM-specific changes in the ROMs (S-View cover code on the S4 for instance) and that the OEMs supply the kernels. I hope it continues! I have a GPE Galaxy S4 so I'm going to be chomping at the bit to get it once it launches.

  • Jerald Lee

    This will be the best NEXUS ever! Definitely going to have this!