Earlier this month, Google announced that Android 4.4, or KitKat, would be launching before the end of the year. We also understand that the latest version of Android will be accompanied by a new Nexus phone made by LG – the Nexus 5. Beyond that, we don’t know much else, but a recent leak may have just given us a bit more information on the latter.
MyCE reports that it has obtained a log file of a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4. There’s some interesting stuff here, but it should be first noted that Android 4.4 was indeed going by the code name of Key Lime Pie before Google named it KitKat. I would have much preferred the former, but Google is probably right in saying that more people are aware of KitKat than they are of Key Lime Pie.
Moving on to the more interesting news, the log file revealed the Nexus 5 specs. As many have guessed, the Nexus 5 will be pretty much identical to the LG G2 spec wise. What we got here is a 5-inch full HD display, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 8MP rear camera, 1.2 MP front camera, a 2300mAh battery and LTE support.
As Droid Life points out, the 8MP camera in the Nexus 5 is inferior to the 13MP rear camera that’s in the LG G2. It’s thought that Google made that particular decision to help keep costs low. Some may feel cheated that Google is sticking with an 8MP camera on the Nexus 5, but it’s a better option than replacing the Snapdragon 800 CPU with an inferior CPU.
As for details of Android 4.4 itself, we don’t have much. The log file only reveals that the latest version of Android will have a black notification bar with grey icons. Beyond that, we just don’t know what changes Google has in store for its latest version of Android. I suggested that Google may be broadening the scope of Android with version 4.4, but we won’t know until it’s officially unveiled.
Speaking of which, we may not have to wait long. The official KitKat Facebook page said that Android 4.4 would be out sometime in October. Android 4.2 and the Nexux 4 were both announced at the tail end of October last year so it only makes sense that both Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5 will be unveiled later next month as well.[Image: Engadget 中文版/YouTube]