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We’ve heard a lot about the upcoming Nexus 5 over the past couple of weeks, and now we have some  supposed press renders of the device, courtesy of Mobile Syrup. The press images show what appears to be the Nexus 5 for Canadian carrier Telus.  In terms of design, the images don’t show too much that we didn’t already know. You can see that the volume rocker is located on the left hand side of the device, while the power button is on the right. Above the display is a circular speaker, in addition to the front-facing camera.

The renders do, however, give us a very clear look at the Android 4.4 Kit Kat home screen design and layout. The notification bar is now transparent and all of the icons are white, while the dock is much simpler and houses  camera, Chrome, Hangouts, and Phone shortcuts.

While missing in this image, Android 4.4 is also expected to introduce a transparent app drawer, meaning that you will see your wallpaper instead of a black background. Also new are dots to indicate the amount of home screens you have set up, similar to what we’ve seen on iOS for years.

The Nexus 5 is expected to be unveiled later this month, and according to several reports, will cost $299 and $399 for 16GB and 32GB of storage, respectively. 

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2 Responses to “Press images of Telus-branded Nexus 5 leak, show redesigned Kit Kat launcher”

  1. I’ll admit up front I have given Android a few different tries, but still prefer iOS. So feel free to think I’m biased.

    But wow. I’m amazed how many of those changes are copies of either iOS 7 specifically or the way iOS has looked for years.

    “The notification bar is now transparent…”

    “…and all of the icons are white”

    “…transparent app drawer, meaning that you will see your wallpaper instead of a black background”
    This is exactly how iOS home screens behave.

    “Also new are dots to indicate the amount of home screens you have set up, similar to what we’ve seen on iOS for years.”

    As Gob Bluth would say, “COME ON!”