Feb, 23 2015

Android KitKat

As we get closer and closer to the inevitable release date for the upcoming LG Nexus 5, more leaks and juicy tidbits of information are beginning to show up around the web. Previously, we showed you a leaked screenshot from an updated Google Keyboard on the Google Play Store depicting white status bar icons, which Google ended up removing. Nothing says confirmed like deleting a screenshot or a published YouTube video. This time we have for you an alleged screenshot that goes along with previous leaks and an accompanying bug report for good measure.

As you can see below, the same white and grey status bar icons are shown once again. These are identical to the Korean Google Keyboard that we showed you last week. Besides being white, the WiFi icon is slightly tweaked and we can clearly see an Android Debug icon being shown. Either the debug icon is going to stay a Key Lime Pie for kicks or this build hasn’t been updated to reflect the new KitKat naming convention.

Android 4.4 Nexus 5 Chrome Screenshot

You can also see an updated or internal version Google Authenticator being shown here. What’s most noticeable is the addition of a Bluetooth icon on top of the standard Google Authenticator icon.  I’d love for this Bluetooth and Authenticator hybrid icon to indicate Google’s stance on replacing passwords with a more secure method or turn out to be something similar to Motorola’s Trusted Devices, which disables your lock screen if you’re connected to certain Bluetooth devices.

Next up, we have some log files which show us a few interesting aspects of the next Nexus phone from Google. We can see the board name ‘hammerhead’ which checks out in standard Nexus device fashion and we can see that LG is shown once again to be the device manufacturer, just in case we didn’t know for sure.

The display resolution is listed at 1920 x 1080, which matches previous rumors and FCC documents. This would put the PPI somewhere around 443, which checks out for a device with a 4.96″ screen. We can also see from the log files that the Nexus 5 will support wireless charging, once again matching previous leaked FCC documents.

The log files indicate the Android build number of Key Lime Pie KRS74H, which means it was cooked on September 13th. The Nexus 5 is apparently running on Linux Kernel version 3.4.0 as well.

All in all, this is a great way to start out the week. For more screenshots including camera, sensors and more, head on over to the myce.com forums.

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