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Google Nexus 5 specs leak on FCC


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After apparently capturing an initial glimpse of the Google Nexus 5 earlier in the week, the Android 4.4 KitKat champion appears to have passed through the FCC and revealed its key specs.

With the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat on Tuesday, Google released a video showing the scene outside its HQ. Here we caught a brief glimpse of a Google employee taking snaps with a mysterious Nexus smartphone that didn't quite match anything we'd seen before.

It also appeared to confirm that the Google Nexus 5 would be made by LG. All of which makes a recent FCC filing for a new high-end LG smartphone stand out a little more.

The LG D820, as it's referred to in the filing, sports a distinctly Nexus-ish rear shell, but it's the blurb that accompanies these technical snaps that we're most interested in.

From it we can ascertain that the Google Nexus 5 will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, which appears to be the quad-core processor of choice for current high-end Android phones.

We also know that it'll sport a 5-inch display, as well as 4G LTE (which didn't make it into the Nexus 4) alongside the usual network and connectivity options. Interestingly, it will also feature wireless charging, which is something that hasn't really appeared in a major smartphone outside of the Nokia Lumia 920.

It's also confirmed that the Google Nexus 5 will run on Android 'Key Lime Pie,' which provides further confirmation that the whole KitKat naming idea occurred rather late in the day for Google.

Next, read our Google Nexus 5 rumour round-up.

Via: Engadget


September 6, 2013, 8:45 am

Wireless charging was in the Nexus 4.


September 6, 2013, 8:59 am

Errrr..... Nexus 4 has wireless charging. Works well.


September 6, 2013, 9:04 am

The name change from Key Lime Pie to Kit-Kat is probably one of the best kept tech-related secrets I've seen since the Macbook Air! Apparently not even the developers working on "Android K" knew of the name change until the statue reveal!

I've seen reports/interviews of the negotiators on Nestle's side that said (paraphrased obviously) "after a lot of discussion, we just though 'to hell with it, let's go for it!'"


September 6, 2013, 9:53 am

Wireless charging 'is something that hasn't really appeared in a major smartphone outside of the Nokia Lumia 920'?

The Nexus 4 has wireless charging.... as does the galaxy s4, both I which I would have called 'major smartphones'...


September 6, 2013, 1:25 pm

As others have said, wireless charging is available on the Nexus 4. Where the confusion probably comes from is that Google STILL haven't released their official wireless charger, which they originally said would be available in time for the launch of the Nexus 4...

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