This is the Google Nexus 5 – 7 minute video shows off the real deal
You’ve seen the screenshots. You’ve diligently read the rumours and even spotted the prototypes. Now we have a full 7 minute demo video showing off the Google Nexus 5 in all its glory, courtesy of Smartphones.sfr.fr.
The phone played with in the video is almost certainly the final design of the Nexus 5, based on previous leaks, the schematic drawing in the Nexus 5 manual we’ve recently seen, and confirmation from our own tipster who has had hands-on time with the same phone.
Contrary to the finished hardware is the software, which appears to be an old build still going under the guise of ‘Key Lime Pie’. This is the same software version we were able to show you guys in screenshots last week and is likely to be a build from late August, before Google changed things up to KitKat.
There’s little new that can be learned from the video, though it’s nice to see the final design in action. We can clearly see the 4.95-inch Full HD IPS display, snappy performance from the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and also the curved top and bottom edges that make the device look like a cross between the Nexus 4 and Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet.
Although the version of the software on the phone shown in the video isn’t what we’ll see unveiled by Google at some point this month – the launch event is said to be planned for the 15th – we do get to see a few new additions such as the Tap to Pay option within the Settings menu which looks likely to use NFC tech for wireless payments.
Pair what you see in terms of physical phone goodness here with the screengrabs leaked on Friday by our friends over at TuttoAndroid and you effectively have the Google Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKat. The screenshots revealed depict a new look lock screen, new apps and new wallpapers that are missing in this video as the software on the phone is older. Head over to this post to check out the latest Android 4.4 screens.
If Google is indeed planning an event for October 15th then Android fanatics need not wait much longer. Are you already sold on the Nexus 5?