Oct 17th, 2013


It looks like you might soon be able to pick up the Nexus 5 from your local carrier, if this latest leak is any indication. The folks at MobileSyrup nabbed some alleged renders of the Nexus 5 pictured for Telus in Canada. This marks the first time we’ve seen what could be official renders of the Nexus 5, normally pictured in swanky hotel rooms and bars.


What’s interesting is the obvious fact that we might see the Nexus 5 offered at carriers, something we didn’t see from the Nexus 4 (except on T-Mobile, but without branding and not much of a discount). But Canada does things a little different, and you can find the Nexus 4 still being offered on Telus for $30 with a 2-year agreement.

You’ll also notice we now have a clearer look at Android 4.4 KitKat and the new “Google Experience Launcher” that is rumored to also be making its way to the Google Play Store. That (terrible) origami-styled phone icon is present, as well as Hangouts seemingly replacing the normal messaging app. Don’t even get me started on that Touch Wizzy looking camera icon.

Oh, and don’t freak out about the center circular earpiece at the top. It seems Telus might have added a little extra sheen to the phone. From previous leaks, it’s clear that this will be a cutout in the glass, not covered by it.

If you want to grab the wallpaper shown in the leak, you can find it on ex-Android team member Romain Guy’s Flickr page here.

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