Earlier this month images from FCC filings showed what appeared to be Google’s LG-made Nexus 5 following the device first leaking in Google’s promotional video for Android 4.4 KitKat. Today we’ve received the images above showing what looks to be the Nexus 5 in the wild, and it looks identical to pre-production units floating through the FCC and elsewhere. The tipster also sent along the videos below, which could give us a glimpse at Android 4.4 KitKat running on the Nexus 5, although it looks like the bootup from Google Play Edition phones.

The device in the images was apparently left charging unsupervised by a Google employee at a bar (yeah, lol) where an employee of the bar was able to snap the photos and short videos…

Previous leaks and FCC filings have pointed to a device based off LG’s recently introduced LG G2 with a Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5-inch display, and LTE support for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.

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12 Responses to “New leaked shots of LG Nexus show KitKat startup screen, other details”

  1. Dylan Baker says:

    I think it’s great what Google is doing with the new Nexus phones. By releasing low-cost smartphone alternatives, they’re fighting the huge inflation that is currently on smartphones. Now people don’t have to sgin a contract in order to get an affordable smartphone.

  2. The LG Nexus is more a Camera than a Cellphone, will be waiting for more information regarding this Cellphone

  3. That startup screen isn’t strictly KitKat. I’ve had it on my GNex since July when 4.3 came out.

  4. My guess is this LG model will be on AT&T and T-Mobile, and the Motorola Nexus will be on Verizon as a Droid or something like that.

  5. Jay Knecht says:

    Don’t plan on using this device on Verizon :(
    Verizon currently only uses band 13 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks).

    Look at the list of LTE Bands on the FCC filing. Band 13 isn’t there. The AWS (band 4) sounds like it will roll out in limited markets “soon” but there hasn’t been a peep from V since May. So, I’m not holding my breath. It will then take another few years before 4G has the coverage of their current 4G network. By then, it’ll be time for Nexus 6 or 7 (how many nexus 7 devices will that make?).

    I’m buying off contract to keep my unlimited data. So, this is a big disappointment!

  6. I swear.. Google releases leaks at the perfect time.
    They probably did this to poke at Apple. I love it, honestly.
    Google is the coolest company in the world.
    I dont even care whats inside the Nexus 5. I sold my Nexus 4 last week just to guarantee that I have enough by the 14th or so.

    Still bugs me how the top & bottom bezel arent 50-50 in height.. The top is slightly shorter, & that asthetic aspect bugged me about the Moto X

  7. great news .. cant wait till we officially get it .. thanx

  8. Oh, i like how it looks (hardware)

    But, it is just me, or that’s 4.3? I hope so, i wouldn’t like 4.4 to look like jellybean (again)