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.