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A crystal clear 7-minute video of the Nexus 5 (I think we can accept that's going to be the name at this point) was just leaked on the web. It's an older build than the one leaked by TuttoAndroid yesterday, but look - it's the Nexus 5 hardware in the clearest shots we've seen yet! smartphones.sfr.fr appears all over it, so the full credit for this leak goes out to them.

In the video, shot on October 9th if we are to believe the lockscreen, we're obviously looking at a prototype, considering there's no Nexus branding on the back, but one that offers the highest amount of detail to date. It's worth taking a peek at it just to see a close-up of those sexy dual bottom-firing speakers.

As for the build, it's missing some elements we saw recently, like notification bar transparency in the launcher, the camera shortcut on the lockscreen, the new dialer, app drawer, Search app icons, Google Photos (as opposed to Google+ Photos), etc. The build even says KeyLimePie, just like it did in numerous previous leaks, but remember that Google only told its employees the new KitKat name in the beginning of September. Rest assured that it'll change by release time.

Mirror:

  • 00:00 - Hardware overview.
  • 00:53 - The lockscreen is turned on - notice the October 9th date.
  • 01:00 - The homescreen.
  • 01:05 - The app drawer - notice Messaging went missing, just like we suspected it might. There's also something called GEL Stub, which is undoubtedly related to Google Experience.
  • 01:13 - Settings.
  • 01:20 - About screen showing Nexus 5 and KeyLimePie.
  • 01:44 - Storage (this device has 16GB, 12 of which is available for use).
  • 02:04 - Live wallpapers.
  • 02:26 - Chrome.
  • 03:27 - YouTube.
  • 04:13 - Camera.
  • 04:31 - Calendar.
  • 04:43 - Keep.
  • 05:04 - Google Earth.
  • 06:07 - Play Store.

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Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • krisyadao

    WANT

  • berkan

    leaks becoming lake.

    • RitishOemraw

      No wonder press invites haven't been send out yet for the announcement...there is nothing left to announce except a release date. Would be stupid to announce a date for an event where they announce the release date :P

      • berkan

        Normally they send invites 1 week before the occasion(i guess),invites would have been leaked for sure, i'm not expecting anything in 14 or 15 oct.

      • Gnex

        They'll probably start off the announcement with "That's all, folks."

      • jimv1983

        Except that nothing has really been confirmed either way. Most of what we know so far are leaks and rumors from unverifiable sources. The video showed here doesn't match some of the other leaked screenshots some of which have been said to be screens from custom ROMs or totally faked. There are even rumors saying the 32GB version will have a 3,000mAh battery and although that would be AWESOME there is no reason to believe it is true.

        • sssss

          3000 mAh is true

          FCC proved it

          The Nexus 5 was taken apart by FCC, America's communications and
          electronics regulatory commission, with both its battery variants. The
          standard one, marked BL-T9, offers 2,200 mAh of capacity. The one marked
          BL-T7 offers 3,000 mAh. Made by LG Chem

          http://tpucdn.com/npu/img/2013/10-09/4235-ad3be79c_680_400.jpg

          • jimv1983

            The FCC documents for the Nexus 5 (LG-D820) only mention a 2,300mAh battery and never a 3,000mAh battery.

            The picture you show doesn't prove anything. It just shows that LG Chem makes a 3,000mAh battery. The more likely explanation is that the battery from the picture is from the LG G2 which DOES have a 3,000mAh battery.

          • TY

            Duh, this is G2's battery. The orientation ribbon cable doesn't even fit Nexus 5's. The whole 3000mAh thing was started by an "anonymous tipster" @ phonearena. No evidence at all.

  • noob_lyricist

    the lack of widgets worries me

    • https://twitter.com/futureuxer Christophe Blythe

      I read that they were just removed from the drawer, but you can still access them via long-pressing on the homescreen.

      • jimv1983

        It would suck if they are gone from the app drawer. I liked having the grid layout of widgets with actual previews. The old style of long pressing the home screen only got you a long list with the app icon and name. No previews.

        • FritoDorito

          There's been no indication of exactly what the widget previews would look like, so it's possible it could look better than it did last time. If they did a list style layout for selecting a widget this time as well, my guess would be that it would look like the list for selecting a lockscreen widget on 4.3. Although there's no reason they couldn't maintain a grid layout.

          • jimv1983

            I'd still prefer it in the app drawer but if they do keep the layout like you suggest I wouldn't really care that much.

        • https://twitter.com/futureuxer Christophe Blythe

          If it comes to it, I'm sure it could be fixed with a custom launcher. And, if it really is gone and demand for it is great, it might return.

    • brkshr

      There's no way Google would get rid of widgets completely. They pretty much define Android.

  • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

    That guy was talking video with his iPhone right?? -.-

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

      Who cares what he took the video with? It could have been a potato for all we care.

      • AkhilSood

        Thats what he said, iphone -potato, they all the same year by year!

      • Michael Sheils

        Don't knock Potatoes, if GlaDOS can survive inside a potato then they are to be feared and respected.

  • TheRunner024

    I really hope this has a good camera.

    • Guest

      lol

    • AkhilSood

      ...& battery!

    • Frettfreak

      I am sure the hardware will be great. The question mark for me is if they fixed the horrible aosp camera app. It really needs a huge ui and behind the scenes make over. Processing just doesn't compete with the oem cameras right now

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    The YouTube app is quite old... How old is this video?

    • TY

      A few days apparently, the lockscreen shows 9th of October.
      The build is very old, though.

      • Gustavo Chamorro

        Date can be changed in settings, so easy. But the Youtube app doesn´t lie, you can install an old APK of the app but, the video shows the updated applications on Google Play and I didn't see any update incoming.

        Regards from Chile. :)

        • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

          To be devil's advocate, you can sideload apps and Google Play won't attempt to update them. I doubt this guy would do that.

          • threpac

            The view count on the played youtube video is very similar to what it is right now. I would assume the date is correct.

  • TY

    While they did a good job showing the hardware, the video is really frustrating in the software part.

    Build number? Date? No. Notification shade? No. Unreleased apps? No!

    Here, see some apps that are already available in other devices.

    • zhuowei

      You can see an icon for the Google Experience Launcher in the app drawer. I was expecting him to open it the whole time - and was disappointed.

      • Nomaan

        LOL, The whole thing that you were looking at was the " Google experience launcher"......... the homescreen, the app drawer.

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          Where is linux kernel 3.10

          • Nelly

            whore do get good money, but not when you consider what they do for it.

      • Spetto

        The worst part is that, at one point it actually looked like he was gonna open it, but then he opened something else :(

        • TY

          "Hey I'm swiping the About Device page upwards! Expecting me to swipe downwards? NO! lol"

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

        Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's just a shortcut to the launcher that's being used.

      • abqnm

        I was dying to see the Hangouts app (since there is no messaging app). You were watching him in the GE launcher, pre-transparency.

    • Sean Thomas

      didn't see him use the multitask button or whatever either.

    • ithehappy

      Damn right.

    • threpac

      One interesting thing I noted (yes, i realize this is prerelease hardware and a longshot for Google design direction) is that the charging port sitting on the seam has been a recent trend for LG phones with removable back covers. Instead of a tab like the galaxy series, the back cover is removed by pulling from the charging port.

      Optimus F3 with removable back: http://www.intomobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/f3bottom.jpg

      G2 with non-removable back: http://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_LG_G2-8_7ec35eac3b.jpg

      While it seems unlikely for the nexus to have a removable back, LGs recent design language would indicate otherwise.

  • Danish Prakash

    PITY APP DRAWER!

  • Testraindrop

    GEL Stub in the appdrawer, only thing interesting in this video apart from the hardware.

    Why showing Play Store and Youtube app? .-.-

  • notpoliticalyet

    Doesnt seem super fast to be 2.33ghz or so.

    • dimnex

      More like he's connected to a wifi that sits in the other end of the house. Look how low the signal is.

    • Stacey Liu

      What? Is there a certain speed associated with that number? Can you see two unidentified phones and tell: "Oh this one is definitely 2.3 GHz. The other one must be 1.7!"

      • notpoliticalyet

        No, however looking at the touchscreen and how fast things should load you can see it is not lightning fast. Nexus 7 2013 or (2) is lightning fast to my Nexus GSM phone which is 2 year old technology. The video doesn't look much faster than the Nexus phone from 2 years ago. Explanation, you got it. Bamo!

  • baconslayer09

    This must have been a very old build. It doesn't even have the updated YouTube app.

  • anon

    he disclosed his location on google earth :-)

    • Justin Foster

      Rofl exactly what I was thinking and they can probably track who used those Google Apps from a nexus 5 on that day or that time.

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

      Forget the location, he showed the IMEI and S/N.

      • anon

        yes, lol

      • Larizard

        I have a feeling that last week was the end of the NDA for "pre-release leaks" lol.

  • Chidozie Emelue

    Hhahahah this is more Lake than Leak at this point

  • Altintop

    Why does it say KeyLimePie?

    • baconslayer09

      Because Android 4.4 was originally called Key Lime Pie until Google decided to do some business with Nestle to rename it to Kit Kat.

    • anon

      if you notice it doesn't have a nexus branding too, so it must be an old prototype device running an older build.

      • Nomaan

        Why are you replying to yourself?

  • alexguitar

    Part of me wants it but another part of me still really enjoys my HTC One running cyanogenmod... So conflicted

    • Frettfreak

      Same but not cm. Prefer sense 5. But I am on jump and my wife has an upgrade now. So she will be getting my one and I am gonna get this. Will be my first nexus since the nexus s on sprint... Which kinda sucked.

      • alexguitar

        I know what you mean. Sense 5 is so optimized for the one I had a hard time switching but in the end I'm a diehard CM guy. Yeah the Nexus s was a real let down especially after the Nexus one.

  • Senoy

    0:50, lower left corner - > Bunch of unidentified icons, that's interesting!

    • Zach Mauch

      I noticed that too. Curious. Probably nothing, but who knows.

    • Alex

      Google Play Music, Movies and Books.

    • br_hermon

      Those don't look like icons to me. It almost looks as if the black plastic / body is transparent there. Speaker? LED? Sensor? Finger print scanner? Flux Capacitor!?!?

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

      I think it may be a unique prototype marking identifying the unit.

      • Senoy

        I thought so, but take a look here:
        http://9to5google.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/nexus-5-03.png
        Same spot, same icons (or something)

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

          Same location but not the same icons - look at the ordering, the shapes. I'm sure they uniquely identify each prototype.

        • Don Gemus

          those marks look like a screw on the back side was too long or overtightened. I've done this to phones before and scratched the glass from behind.

  • Nomaan

    Anybody noticed that the display takes time to clear up the current colors when he swipe left/right in app drawer. I dont know how to explain lol

    • BozzyB

      video issue

  • Spetto
    • Adriano Corte Real

      What is that?

    • Mantonio016

      Google Experience Launcher...?

    • abqnm

      This is going to be Google's answer to all of us who want a pure Google experience. They will just offer the launcher on Play so everyone can have the Google Experience, whether you have a Nexus or not.

      • jimv1983

        Manufacturer customization like TouchWiz, Sense, etc are much more than just a different launcher. Just replacing the launcher wouldn't give a pure Google experience. The notification pull down is a great example. It isn't changed by adding a different launcher.

        • abqnm

          Oh trust me I know. I haven't run a stock launcher since I got my Motorola Droid in '09. It just seems to fit with Google's new Experience Devices. I see this as Google's attempt at aligning devices as much as they can, even if they can't control them directly, it gives people an option to bring a little more Google back.

          • stevestgermain

            Yeah interesting idea. An app like this for Google could also be viewed as a competitor to Facebook Home and might eventually prove useful after Samsung inevitably forks Android.

          • sssss

            5 Myths of Custom OEM Android Skins
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooqdU6Wq2sk

          • Justin Swanson

            Thank you for posting this... great clarifications.

        • Peter Barnett

          Pretty sure Google could make a workaround ;) It is their software.

          • jimv1983

            Yes, it is their software and it works how they designed it. They allowed it to be open and let people do whatever they want with it. It is both a great strength and a great weakness of the OS. What I'd like to see is Google put more restrictions on OEMs. Not by making the source closed but instead changing the licencing agreements that the OEMs have to agree to if they want to put Android on their devices.

    • jimv1983

      It's kind of odd to see the Android launcher in the app drawer. What would opening it even do? Just take you to the home screen?

      • Spetto

        Hmm, it'd probably open a "Settings" window or something like that, so that you could customize some of the stuff.. Just a guess

      • pfmiller

        It's a dev build. There's not going to be a GEL Stub in the final release.

        • jaduncan

          I wouldn't be so sure, it fits exactly with the Google Keyboard icon when you install that. It works well when the app is installed from the Play Store (hint hint).

          • pfmiller

            Well I am so certain. It says right in the name it's a stub, i.e. a temporary stand in for something else. It's almost certainly just there for testing.

          • jaduncan

            It might well be a stub for the settings.

      • deV14nt

        Pretty much. But if you opened it from a third-party launcher it would actually do something.

    • Mayoo

      Oh yeah I'm gellin' !

  • Zach Mauch

    That thing is blazing fast. Wow, programs opening in a snap.

    • AkhilSood

      And its the same on N4? Improvement being?

      • Frettfreak

        For that matter it's the same on my HTC one

        • AkhilSood

          And the point is, its about multi tasking than about hpw apps open up, arent we past that since 4.0 version came out?

      • spydie

        The note 3 is just like that... Instantaneous on everything

  • http://www.facebook.com/lookitzjohnnyy Johnny Nguyen

    soooo when laying the phone on its back it'll sit on the camera lens? booo
    i hope they add features and/or redo the whole camera app.

    • Nomaan

      Oh Shit!

    • Dan Carter

      That HAS to be an early build. No way the camera sticks out that much with such a jagged edge. I mean, maybe it's some kind of super-camera that won't fit into a thin phone, but I doubt it.

      • Hans Pedersen

        Having the camera stick out is actually a good thing if it's done right. The Samsung phones doesn't really get a scratched back except for the narrow metal rim around the camera.

        • Dan Carter

          Yeah I guess it just looks like crap. I wonder if it has something to do with the optical image stabilization.

  • anon

    Thanks for the video, but I only wish that guy knew what all to capture in the video, for eg. tapping the android version, opening the GEL app etc., instead of showing chrome and youtube.

    • Nomaan

      the GEL was running all the time , what are you talking about. When you open Nova launcher from Nova launcher what else do you see?

      • anon

        you see nova settings.

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

          Where do you see nova settings?

          • anon

            Nomaan edited his comment. He'd asked why open GEL app while already running GEL and gave an example of nova launcher, so I replied with the above.

      • zevral

        dude... dont be a wise-ass. Its possible that opening the GEL Stub may show some settings etc.
        Its the same thing with every 3rd party launcher. If you click the App Symbol it takes you to the settings. He is well aware that the actual launcher is running...

  • AkhilSood

    Atleast they got rid of the glass back. Looks nice and sober.

  • Hola

    KeyLimePie? Seem legit.

    • Mama

      I think this one is fake. Look at 0:59. Why did he cut that part and skip it?

      • Testraindrop

        Yeah he just faked the Nexus 5 Hardware, nice job :D

        • John Smith

          yeah it's just a body kit like they do with fake Ferraris,

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

        It's not fake.

    • TY

      Why would they bother to put a fake 4.4 rom on an unreleased Nexus?
      Almost everyone though KLP is 4.4, including Googlers, until the announcement of Kitkat. So KLP isn't a reason to not believe this video.

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

      It's an older build. KitKat was only announced in the beginning of September.

  • Santeri

    Wow, you just don't call these "leaks", It's frickin flood! The announcement can't be that far!:D

    • jimv1983

      Invitations haven't even been sent out yet. I don't think we will see an announcement event until like the 25th or so.

  • Greg Nelson

    Mr. Ham fingered Frenchy really screwed up on making this phone look fast or responsive.

    • CerealFTW

      who's Mr. Ham? and why did he finger the Frenchy?

      • Simon Belmont

        I'll admit. I lol'd.

        Your humor is a lot like mine. Good one.

  • Andrew Mortimer

    No mention of the apparent dedicated camera button?

  • Matt Sokolinski

    interesting, no messaging app :) good news so far, and I really like the way this phone looks :)

  • angel_spain

    I had forgotten how great it is the classic Nexus One wallpaper.

  • Christophe Ha

    OK i actually think that's some old firmware.
    Just look at YouTube app... "KeyLimePie" and not "4.4" or "Kitkat".
    Good news. Means that we're going to have more surprises than this !

    MWAHAHAHAHAHA I WANT IT NOOOOW !!!!!

  • Adriano Corte Real

    Nice phone and all, but I'll stick with my HTC One running AOSP.

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

      Me too,

      • crombie

        same here

    • The Seventh Son

      I'm definitely ditching my HTC One for this. I miss the full Nexus experience dearly..

  • Vikramaditya Rai

    Google would be so unhappy

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    I have one worry about N5 - the lens sticks out quite a lot. I guess it will get scratched rather quickly, despite the fact that t will be scratch proof glass Just sayin.

    • Chidozie Emelue

      im just hoping that its because Google has done some serious work with the Camera.. N7(2013) camera looks amazing even though its just a decent camera..

    • robogo

      To me the phone looks like a testing mule, not the final product. I believe the phone, when it comes out, will be put together with more scrutiny.

    • Guest

      I really didnt like seeing that at all.

    •   

      sorry for making you eat an apple at a time like this but my ipod touch 5's lens stick out too and i've been using it without a case for almost a year, dropped it twice on its back and it and its camera's still able to take pictures of my food

  • Grimmjow

    Why is this old video coming out now?

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

      Old? It was shot on October 9.

      • Grimmjow

        Hmm i just saw your breakdown. Its strange, the YT app is old. Name is KLP. A recent video but everything is old.

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

          Just because it was shot on the 9th doesn't mean it's not an old build.

      • Dan Carter

        I think he just means old software. Old as in, a month or two =)

    • Gabernasher

      3 days old, so old.

  • jclgan

    I know this is just the prototype model, but I can't help but find the N5's design to be uninspiring and bland. Granted, LG/Google probably went with the N7 2013 design aesthetic to keep build costs down. While the N4 might've been a fragile thing, I thought the glass back looked great. So far, I think the HTC one still nails it for being the best-designed Android phone to-date. The Nokia's look great too but I'm not switching to WP any time soon.

    • Chidozie Emelue

      most people just get a case though.. so the screen is all that matters to me.. the One doesn't look good to me at all..

      • FritoDorito

        "most people just get a case..."

        Most bullshit excuse ever. I think the build quality for the Nexus 5 looks fantastic. It doesn't look like it's going to feel cheap or shoddily put together. And the design and build of the One was incredible: one of the best in a smartphone ever.

        • Chidozie Emelue

          thanks for your professional opinion. but id like to keep my ability to have my own. I think the HTC ONE IS UGLY AS SHIT... But the beauty of that statement is that its MY opinion so dont come and try to refute MY OPINION...

          • FritoDorito

            When did I say you couldn't have your own opinion? I simply gave my opinion, which, like you, I am fully entitled to. I simply responded to your opinion with a differing opinion of my own that was relevant to the conversation. I have as much of a right to state my opinion as you. You did, however, state a baseless fact with no sort of citation or accuracy by saying "most people just get a case," which I responded to.

    • Grimmjow

      Its gonna be cheap so.....dont complain

      • jclgan

        I did say that build materials were likely one of the first things to be compromised in order to keep the outstanding Nexus price tag. That being said, I'm really digging the metallic bumper colour(s) of Spigen's Neo Hybrid cases so that'll likely be a boon for the N5's aesthetics.

        One thing I can concede to is with the beveled back and soft-touch finish, it'll probably be super comfortable to hold.

        • Chidozie Emelue

          thats exactly what im talking about. The golden spigen case looks amazing. ill be buying as soon as i press buy on the play store.

      • robogo

        Will it? The N4 had mid-high range specs which allowed for the lower price. This, in all likelihood, will have a S800 with 2 gigs of RAM.

        I'm still not sold on the price. I guess I'll have to wait and see, like the rest of us.

        • Grimmjow

          What's the price for the new Kindle fire with S800 and 2 gig RAM?

          • robogo

            Seriously?

        • Chris

          The N4 was by no means mid-high range specs, those were the best specs on the market at the time with the exception of the Droid DNA which had a 1080p screen. I doubt it'll cost that much more then the N4.

  • Colin Kaminski

    I am not a fan of the lack of widgets in the drawer or the bubbles that show what page you are on. I prefer the old line

    • Grimmjow

      you can flash the 4.3 ROM then.

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

        better yet use a custom launcher... sometimes the best solutions are the easiest -_-

      • Ryan Yakus

        or continue to use a third party launcher

    • abqnm

      I am glad to have the extra row of icons instead of the tabs for apps/widgets. I hated going into the launcher to load a widget on the desktop. The old press and hold on the homescreen was much easier to use.

      • Colin Kaminski

        But there are still 5 rows of apps. They didn't add another row despite not having the tabs.

        • Colin Kaminski

          My bad I meant columns, they took away a column so the amount of apps on a page Is actually one less.

          • abqnm

            They took away a column when compared to the N4, but that was the only device with 5 columns anyway. It was due to the slightly wider aspect ratio of the N4 LCD panel.

  • Ugalde97

    No round Google icon?

  • Pascal

    "sexy dual bottom-firing speakers" One is mic, isn't it?

    • niklas_a

      The mic is much smaller. The mic on the S3 for example is just a small dot. So this is probably the speakers.

      • Pascal

        But LG is doing this on other phones too. I have O2X, it has same thing at bottom and one is mic and one is speaker.

      • Mahen

        iPhone has 2 grills too but it's just 2 mics inside one grill.

      • Aaron Jaeger

        The LG G2 has dual grills, but an LG rep in a video I saw said one grill was for the microphone. I think the dual grills are either a ploy to make it seem like there are stereo speakers, or simply for symmetry.

  • Hans Gruber

    I think google are making a mistake forcing everybody into hangouts to use SMS not to mention the fact it would confuse people, as it stands messaging...people know what it's for, for SMS, with everything in one app it's going to over complicate things for people especially when they get to "didnt you get my message?" no because you sent a hangouts message instead of sms.
    And before people comment that a nexus is more likely to be bought by people who know what they're doing, that's not SO much the case these days and it could mean google alienates a few people.

    • Grimmjow

      They are apparently influenced by the vocal minority who want Applesque features no matter what.

    • Stacey Liu

      I don't see iPhone users complaining. By default every Android user has a Google account, so they also have a Hangouts profile. I don't see the problem. The app can probably autodetect if the recipient has the app. Every Android phone ships with Hangouts/Talk.

      • Darkbotic

        The thing is that the iPhone app is called "iMessage".
        Android app is called "Hangouts". It doesn't include the word "Message".
        You and me will not get confused, but some new Android users will.

        • Stacey Liu

          The icon is a chat bubble. I really hope people aren't that daft.

      • Al McDowall

        For what it's worth, that's not exactly true. Many phones released in China run Android but do not have the option to add a Google account and do not ship with all the Google apps (including the omission of the Play Store). Even the HTC One suffers from this if it is bought from a Chinese mobile company. So although the Nexus range may not be sold in this way, if it's a deep change to the OS/Apps it could have an effect further down the line. That said, third party SMS solutions will probably still work, so....

        • Stacey Liu

          So those users will receive messages sent by Hangouts as normal SMS messages on their default SMS clients. This isn't supposed to close the sphere of communication.

    • Gabernasher

      Seeing as the profit margins will be tiny on this phone (hopefully) it doesn't matter if they alienate a few. The morons who can't figure it out can go pay $600 for a phone, or get it subsidized at $200 to have their messaging be "messaging" Also, I'm sure it's not that hard to figure out.
      if they don't know how to check notifications, they really need to get an iOS device.

  • spydie

    I'm not seeing anything new, really, It lacks a lot of features yet that existing phones have. What's the big deal about going with a stock nexus and missing the "cool" features of phones that are skinned? Tried it twice... they really lack a lot of the fun. Note 3 is king of the hill.

    • zrh

      I kinda agree, what am I supposed to get excited about? It basically looks the same as before

    • Gabernasher

      I agree, bloat is good, all hail bloat that eats my storage.

    • Jadephyre

      Moaning about missing "Killer features" on a Nexus phone just shows that you frankly have no idea what a Nexus is all about.
      It is still primarily a developer platform, something you develop new features on for other phones.
      I for one am happy to have ditched skinned UI's ever since I sold my HTC Desire, as it makes the devices slow and ungainly to use.
      The Note 3 needs all the power it has just to stay usable due to the shitty software addons Samsung squeezed into the operating system.

  • Random!

    Man, that huge ring around the camera is hideous.

    • Peacen1k

      Man you're so sensitive. Get yourself a fruity appliance as soon as possible!

      • Gabernasher

        It's not attractive.

  • Marsg

    What's that thing in bottom left hand corner of the device

  • Slawootsky

    Looks like the CRT screen off effect has been also modified a little.

  • herbivoor

    Goddammit, why did they turn the micro usb port upside down, just like in the N7? That's really the only thing I don't like about the N7. I'm sad now.

    • Alexei Watson

      Are you going to be okay?

      • herbivoor

        I don't know. I'm scared.

  • me

    this device has 16GB, 12 of which is available for use

    no way

    in hell

    why should a device in 2013 be a compromise in storage.
    12gb= nothing

    • Hans Gruber

      i've been managing with a 16GB galaxy nexus for 2 years and i still have over 3GB free, even more if i delete music i never listen to.

      • bondx99

        YOU!

      • Chidozie Emelue

        yeah the memory hype is the dumbest thing honestly.. 16GB is plenty.. I really dont know what people are doing on their phones to need 64GB unless they dont realize its 2013 and all that LTE and data they beg for allows for this magical thing called "streaming"

    • Brian Daniels

      16GB is the low end storage option this time. There will also be a 32GB version. Better than the Nexus 4 with 8GB and 16GB as the only options.

    • robogo

      What are you complaining about? I have an S4 with 9 (nine) GB of storage available. I do a nandroid backup and boom, my internal storage space is full LOL

    • Gabernasher

      Are you saying all devices in 2013 should have at least 8 terabytes of storage? It's simple, money.

      • me

        what about a sd card.

        when a simple game cost us more than 1gb of space.
        right now i am downloading a wikipedia offline app its 3.6 gb. no 4 gb.

        • Gabernasher

          USB OTG?

          • me

            omfg so portable

          • Gabernasher

            This is the Nexus 5 we're talking about, which is supposed to have OTG unlike the 4.

  • Matt

    Would any of you know if Android Kitkat 4.4 will have a stock battery percentage option?

    • Darkbotic

      Yes. In Settings > About phone > Status

      • Matt

        But you can see it in the notification bar...

        • Darkbotic

          Oh, you mean like in the battery icon. I don't think so.
          But, try using the BatteryLife app by CurveFish.
          It's a nice widget I use for that purpose.

  • Christopher Ching

    The hardware design still looks pretty staid compared to the Nexus 4. Not a fan of the almost Fisher-Price-like increase in icon sizes and the return to a 5 x 4 grid in the app drawer, although I suppose the latter was necessary due to the return to true 16:9 resolution.

    • Bojan Tomic

      It's actually 6x4 grid in the app drawer.

      • Christopher Ching

        Yes, my mistake. It's 5 x 4 in the other leak though, and I suppose it remains to be seen which is the final version.

        • Bojan Tomic

          It does make sense to go 6x4, since there'd be a lot of space between the icons if they really removed widgets from the app drawer.

    • Raffy Carabello

      I'm all ok with less icons in a single screen. Makes looking for something specific much easier.

  • Chris Caldwell

    "I think we can accept thats going to be the name at this point" - it will only be the name if they round up 4.95 to 5", which is completely possible. That doesnt mean Google will be as stupid as most of its users and release a nexus 6 in 2014, and "another" nexus 7 in 2015. Stop being dumb.

    • MelchiahX

      Hey moron! The number after each nexus name DOES NOT REPRESENT THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER IN WHICH IT'D RELEASED.... IT'S BASED ON THE SCREEN SIZE. I'm so sick and tired of ppl not figuring this out on there own Sheesh. It's so fuckin simple. Nexus 4 = 4.7", Nexus 7 = 7", Nexus 10 = 10.1", and Nexus 5....OH GUESS WHAT..... 4.95" WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH A 5" SCREEN. Just like the galaxy s4 which carries a screen of 4.99". No one calls it a 4.99" screen... they just say 5". Google knows what they're doing you nimrod. Fuck lol

      • Jadephyre

        Stop screaming.

        • Gabernasher

          CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL

      • pfmiller

        You left out the Nexus 1. Man, I can't believe I used to think that tiny 1" screen was so big.

        • MelchiahX

          Back then Google didn't have the nexus brand name scheme all setup hence names like nexus s and galaxy nexus. Since the launch of the nexus 7 they've been sticking to naming their devices after screen sizes. I still can't believe you guys are having difficulty comprehending this. its common sense.

      • Chris Caldwell

        WOW, maybe you should actually read a post before you lose your shit over it. read again, whos the moron now?

      • Chris Caldwell

        step 1: read the post (for the first time it seems)
        step 2: realize you called me a moron, then agreed with me
        step 3: stop posting

      • Russ

        By that logic the Nexus 4 should have been the Nexus 5 then, since 4.7" is closer to 5" than 4"

        That system might not supply to phones

        • Andrew

          I don' care if the next nexus is called Nexus 5 or Nexus 4 2013 but I have a small doubt nagging me. why does it have a 4.95in screen rather than having a 5in screen. If it is going to be named the Nexus 5 why couldn't they have a 5in screen unless it's going to be called the Nexus 4. Forgive me if I have made any mistakes in my English>

  • Kuba

    The guy literally showed all the apps no one cares about...

  • nick

    keylimepie? video seems a little old to take everything as law. this could be an outdated prototype someone was showing off and leaked the video. could be a nice rumor generator but i would take everything with a grain of salt...

  • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

    No Messaging app, and a Hangouts icon right in the dock in its place. Says it all.

  • Guillermo Perazzo

    old youtube app in the video? weird...

  • antonior93

    What are those "little dots" in the bottom left of the device, at 0.49??

    • Guest

      Those are called iOS 1 (circa 2007) homescreen page indicators.

      Yes.

      • Gabernasher

        No.

        Below the screen. There's a 6x2 grid of dots below the glass in the bottom left corner of the face of the phone. They do not represent the homescreen as they are not on the LED but under the glass below the LCD.

        • Brian Menius

          Serial of sorts to ID the owner of the prototype.

          • Gabernasher

            Makes sense, you'd think the owner would have the common sense to put masking tape over it then. Though I suppose it's not quite "common sense" as most don't know about it.

  • flosserelli

    Dat camera.

  • dhruva

    they changed the people app to contacts..maybe google contacts coming to play store?

    • Raffy Carabello

      Or it could be just how the translation works.

  • http://youtube.com/spelrutan Jens Törnblad

    Just talked to a representative at Best Buy. Who seemed to have no idea what a Nexus 5 was, looked it up in their database and he said that they would have it unlocked for $498 with shipment starting on the 21 of October.

    • Gnex

      500 bucks? Good thing Best Buy is known for having the worst prices lol. Thanks for the news.

      • Sir_Brizz

        That could be a carrier version.

        • Gnex

          A carrier version? You mean Sprint (the only non-GSM one)?

          • miri

            I think the Nexus devices are only subsidized in that way through Google Play. If you buy them off contract through a carrier then you can expect to pay what you would for any other phone.

          • Sir_Brizz

            Sure. Or T-Mobile if they partner with them again. The N4 from the Play Store worked on T-Mobile, but you could also buy it in store subsidized for $199 or non-subsidized for $499 or something.

    • Simon Belmont

      $500, eh? Ouch.

      I hope that's a carrier version and not the unlocked one that I'm getting. I was thinking it'd top out at $400 ($399), max.

  • randy

    Where is linux kernel 3.10

    I was hoping for it for too long

    • FritoDorito

      Considering how much this build was missing altogether, I think it's a safe bet this is a very old build. It's possible it may still change.

  • Ben

    It's an old Video.. with an OLD OS.. The Android KitKat will be on the new handset.

  • Dwalt

    Curiously missing "nexus" logo on back of phone. looking more and more like an older test version of phone mid development.

  • ithehappy

    And there was the iconic dumb thing of Nexus, yeah, the on screen buttons. Let's buy a 42" TV and waste the actual screen resolution by making its hardware switches on the screen, I can't believe who's freaking idea was this at the first place! Where's the section of utter dumbness for Nobel Prize?

    • Gabernasher

      I guess instead we should make the phone larger and have actual buttons that can't ever go away? Also, they can't evolve with the OS.
      I love on screen buttons as I love the option to add another to power off the screen and to make them smaller or go away entirely and use PIE.

    • ScottColbert

      It's waiting for you to pick up.

    • Raffy Carabello

      If you hate it that much, you know you can just replace it, right? Which is the point of a vanilla Android anyways. Want no buttons? Get rid of it.

  • ithehappy

    Sorry.

  • Patrick Calderaz

    Looks like this video is of an older Kitkat, as the most recent pictures that have leaked out over the last 24 hours, show a different coloration for the icons as well as a Round icon for the new "Google settings" app. The one in this video is still square.

  • Patrick Calderaz
  • Moosa Mahsoom

    The Software is likely quite old compared to the leaks from TuttoAndroid. No wonder it's taking such a long time to launch..... Google is tweaking the OS at breakneck speed.... Likely the software has been finalised now and is probably going through final revisions..... Oct 15 is extremely likely.

  • Moosa Mahsoom

    Last year, the nexus 4 was launched soon after a similar video was leaked....

    I am beginning to think that Google is the one release these leaks...

  • mountainloafers

    This phone has leaked so much at this point that I am surprised Google hasn't shipped a free one to all of the customers that purchased a Nexus 4. Half way through the video I really wanted to chop the finger off of the person taking the video! He/she was moving slower than Christmas for heavens sake. Would it kill one of these people leaking it to, I don't know, SAY SOMETHING, about the dang phone already? How do the speakers sound? Is it stereo in portrait and or landscape? How is the camera and the quality of the photos? How smooth is the UI? Does it have an it blaster, USB OTG or anything new and interesting? Instead we get "Captain slow finger" fumbling about, showing us what is obviously and unfinished prototype with an incomplete version of 4.4. Throw us a dang bone! You took a freeking seven minute video of your finger taking it's own sweet time showing us Google Earth and how much storage you apps take up!

    OK Google - just anounce this thing already and put us out of our mystery (sic).

    • Gabernasher

      Stop looking at all these leaks if you're going to cry about em.

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    It's always funny how those software buttons eat a big part of the screen for no good reason.

    • mountainloafers

      Yep. First thing after root etc. Hide the navigation bar and install LMT pie.

  • Hiwa Habibi

    No messaging app seen in the video. Hangouts is taking over.

  • codl

    SFR is a mobile operator. I don't think they intended to leak this.

    This video looks fairly similar to their usual “Hands on” videos (see http://youtu.be/HIdiuFIGBDo ) but without any sound, and, like many people pointed out already, what looks like an older build than the TuttiAndroid leak, so this was probably an internal video.

  • andrew__des_moines

    I am disappointed to see an all glass front. One of HTC's best design features, accented most notable with the One, is terminating the front glass near the top and bottom of the screen. This breaks up the bland, monolithic front view and allows for a more aesthetically pleasing rounded corner profile while adding other design accents. Notably, this approach that would have saved Samsung a lot of litigation headaches as well.

    • sup

      No.

    • Eddy Edd

      I really like HTC One but the bezel the top and bottom area are horrendous to be very honest.

  • Ben Baranovsky

    Are they using bone conduction for the phone speaker? (The part you put to your ear) I don't see anything on the phone and I remember seeing a video from CES two years ago from a Chinese company who really had it down.

    • FritoDorito

      I may be wrong, but it looks to me like that circle that's centered above the screen is actually a speaker, not a sensor that a lot of people guessed,

      • Gabernasher

        It definitely looks like a speaker, especially since the glass is cut out.

  • kewl

    in the meanwhile, google is enjoying the free publicity and saving on ads :-)

  • PHOENIX

    You don't make a device with a camera module that draws that much attention to itself unless it's "insanely great", right? The design kinda reminds me of the Ubuntu Edge.

  • ChristianMcC

    Interesting that no one mentioned print integration at 1:36...

  • 8Charlie

    Looks nice, but I'm missing some sex appeal.

    • PHOENIX

      Scarlett Johansson wallpaper. BOOM!

  • Godspoken

    Take me now.

  • Athishay

    If they have a 64gb version, I'm selling my htc one.

  • Eddy Edd

    Nexus 5 bezel area on the right/left seems same as about Nexus 4 shouldn't it be slimmer like G2?

  • MrE

    Nothing special, just catching up to the Galaxy S4, too little too late as usual with Google

  • http://www.alainalemany.com/ Alain Alemany Arana

    I don't know you guys, but I've been waiting for something like this, and my hunch was just confirmed, this phone is UGLY like hell and I'm extremely dissapointed. I'm a Nexus user since always, I left Apple to get the Nexus One, then the S, then the Galaxy Nexus and finally the gorgeous Nexus 4... its design in beyond the human reason and I think no one will create that texturized back Nexus 4 have. But this one, I repeat, is ugly like hell. I don't like it at all, it just look extremely common. So for the first time, I switched to an HTC One Developer Edition. I'm really sad about the Nexus 5, really :(

    • Peacen1k

      Seems to be a matter of taste. I was never all that excited about the looks of HTC One, and judging from the state of HTC I'm in the majority.

      Nexus 5 looks about right, especially when it's put into a TPU case. And thank Google/LG there's no glass on the back of this one.

      • http://www.alainalemany.com/ Alain Alemany Arana

        And I respect you opinion. I'm just excited about KitKat, not about the Nexus 5, you may like its design, but its not a one of a kind, something different from the crowd. I'm telling you, for me it looks just common... which makes me very sad, I love the whole Nexus world, until now.

        • Peacen1k

          I guess we're just approaching this from different angles. I just want a phone that works and gets regular software updates without all the manufacturer/provider bloat, and looks as non-offensive as possible.

          To me the days of 'exciting and different' as applied to external hardware appearance of a personal telephone are long gone.

          • http://www.alainalemany.com/ Alain Alemany Arana

            In that matter we think equally, in fact I erased everything in my HTC and installed the Google Edition because it has the best accesibility in the world, speed, stability... and it's the one I've been using since the birth of Nexus One. Maybe I'm just seeing the physical part from a designer point of view, and of course my personal angle. I just love design in general (I'm one hehehe), and I have to like every part of a gadget and this one its ugly, it just don't look (physically) like a next gen thing. But this is just my modest opinion.

    • Gabernasher

      Odd you'd go from the Nexus 4 to an HTC One. From stock Android to hard keys.

  • tendoboy1984

    It looks like a Samsung Galaxy. Who's copying who this time? :)

    • Bojan Tomic

      It looks like a Nexus. Google Nexus.

    • matteventu

      Yes, like the Galaxy NEXUS.

  • Ahronzombi

    this video lacks the right software code name and icons. Its a good phone modded to look like a Nexus 5 but I doubt its real.

  • kpjimmy

    Looks like a matte version of the N4. Right now, not loving it. Kinda like the step from Nexus One to the Nexus S. Loved the GNex, but never got a chance to jump back in until the N4 and glad I did. The only thing I didn't really like was the 16 gb size, but I managed to jump on an app diet lol.

    Do I like this iteration? Sure I love the Nexus line all around, but to jump from a N4 to this? I have to say not likely thus far.

    • https://play.google.com/store/search?q=kodiak+211 Google_Is_The_Higgs_Boson

      This isn't a iPhone, It's a Nexus... You don't have to line up out side the stores, to get something not much better than what you already have... Google doesn't want you to either... They make their money from you using their software... With that being said, It's not made of glass ++, It has a 1080p display ++, it has a LTE ++, It has a S800++++++++++++ :) To me, it's a worth while upgrade, but you are still good with the N4...

      • kpjimmy

        I already have LTE,glass never bothered me after I put on the dbrand custom skin, and 1080 with a s800 only matters with spec borders. There's nothing groundbreaking IMO. So to me it feels like an iPhone update lol.

        • https://play.google.com/store/search?q=kodiak+211 Google_Is_The_Higgs_Boson

          My point is, you don't have to go and get a new Nexus every year... And you shouldn't have to... The N4 is still a great phone... But It also doesn't mean it isn't a good update from the N4... Personally, the glass is the only reason I didn't get the N4, and been painfully dealing with a GS2 Epic for the past two years... I'm getting the N5, and it's well beyond a worth update for me... :)

  • David Escalante

    There is no innovation, it's the same experience I do have with my Nexus 4.

    • Bariman43

      Good for you. For those of us without Nexus 4s, we'll be owning this. Bye.

      • David Escalante

        Well, you still can get the Nexus 4 for a lot less than the 5.

        Why pay more for the same experience?

  • dani smith

    great for nexus

    how many times you are seating with friends, and your phone stay on the table
    face up ringing, and the person next to you look at your phone and see the caller
    ID.
    this is not something you can
    control. your mind makes it automatically,

    amazing app for android no-sohw No hide caller id.
    - Show - Android Apps on Google Play

    • Gabernasher

      I normally leave my phone face down, and I don't have whores calling me when I'm at lunch with my wife.

  • enoch861

    I hope they don't pull an Apple and actually put 2 speakers at the bottom of that phone.

    • Bariman43

      Fuck that. Put the two speakers on the bottom. Who cares? Most of the other hardware elements are already superior to the iPhone anyway so I don't see the problem.

      • enoch861

        Apple isn't the only one. LG did it too. They give you this illusion that there are 2 speakers down there while in fact, there's only 1. 1 hole has a speaker and the other hole has the microphone.

        • NBM

          I didn't know that, guess I'll expect one to be a speaker and one to be a mic. Oooh well.

  • Jorge

    What iPhone is tris again?

  • /m/

    Where is the replaceable battery?

    • Bariman43

      What part of "prototype" did you miss?

  • david

    it says that the software is 4.4 keylimepie and the new android will be kitkat , so i guess that's fake, no?

  • googlre10

    attractive. will eye for one when it get released...