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Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKat screenshot leaked

Kris Carlon

We've been saying it for weeks now, and here's the evidence: the LG-built Nexus 5 will indeed be running Android 4.4 KitKat when it is released in October. You may remember our post recently that showed the new status bar and icons we'll see in Android 4.4 KitKat, but here's the first time we've seen it on the Nexus 5. Log files for the new device have also appeared, and we've got them for you below in the picture gallery. This particular Nexus 5 is running on the T-Mobile network.

Fan render of what the Nexus 5 will most likely look like. / © Android Authority

The screenshot isn't particularly exciting to look at but it does tell us a few things if you know what to look for. The same Key Lime Pie debug icon appears as the one seen in the Korean keyboard screenshot in the Play Store (which was promptly pulled by Google). Remember, KitKat was codenamed Key Lime Pie right up until the official KitKat announcement and many development devices obviously haven't changed icons yet. Who knows, we may even see the KLP icon in the official version.

Nexus5 Android KitKat Crop
This looks to be the Gmail settings on a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KiKat. / ©
This log files supports all the previous information we've seen on the Nexus 5. / ©

You can also see the same light gray default status bar and the build number is listed in the log files as KRS74H, indicating a September 13th build date. There's a new Bluetooth icon sitting on top of the Google Authenticator icon which may mean some changes to security features like passwords and lock screen access when connected to another device via Bluetooth. Qi charging is indeed supported, the screen and resolution checks out, and everything else thus far reported looks to be confirmed by the log files as well. The originator of the screenshot and log file is the website, who also claim to have found evidence of an SD card...

What do you think? Will you be buying a Nexus 5?

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  • Bobby Oct 1, 2013 Link

    Sound awesome, especially if it has an sd card. Currently have the new n7 and n4 so if thsts true ill sell my s4 cant wait to see when its funally unveiled.

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    Kris Carlon Oct 1, 2013 Link

    Hey Bobby, well the breakdown of the log files hasn't raised another mention of the SD card and Nexus devices have never supported memory expansion (probably due to Google's pushing of the cloud, so I'm wondering where that reference appeared in the log file data. Either way we won't have to wait much longer.

  • mostafa akhoondzade Oct 3, 2013 Link

    only G2

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    Kris Carlon Oct 4, 2013 Link

    I was reading something yesterday that said a part of the reason Google don't put SD in Nexus (other than the push for cloud services) is that they don't want to license FAT from Microsoft, upon which SD Cards are based. I guess if you want to keep a device low-cost there has to be a few things that end up on the cutting room floor. The problem is the pricing, if you have 16/32 GB versions available and the bigger one is $50-$70 more you can't expect users to be happy when you can otherwise get a 32 GB card for about $10!