Because the Nexus 5 unlock date attracts close to the interwebs are flooded with speculations concerning the upcoming smartphone co-developed by using Google and LG. After we’ve considered numerous leaked photographs and heard tons of of rumors, the most recent one says that the smartphone shall be known as Nexus four 2013.
The ideas comes from the Tutto Android Italian tech blog, and it is based on leaked Android 4.4 KitKat screenshots that made the headlines just yesterday. How did they get to the conclusion that the Nexus 5 might be called Nexus 4 2013? I’m glad you’ve asked.
As you probably know, the Nexus 4 had the front-facing camera position in the upper right corner, while the smartphone spotted in yesterday’s Android 4.4 leaks had the user-facing camera in the upper left side of the front panel. The front-facing camera position checks with the previous Nexus 5 spy shots, therefore we are 100% confident that the smartphone caught on camera running Android 4.4 was the next-generation Nexus smartphone.
There’s one intriguing fact about the Nexus terminal that leaked on Thursday. As you can see in the above photo the model number is labeled “Nexus 4″ which is identical with the one of the previous. Moreover, while the Nexus 4 was codenamed “mako” the build number caught in the leaked Android 4.4 screenshots writes “hammerhead” which is the codename for the alleged Nexus 5.
It’s also worth mentioning that leaks were about an early Android 4.4 build, as the Key Lime Pie codename wasn’t updated to KitKat.
Tutto Androdi’s hypothesis is also based on the fact that Google’s 7-inch tablet launched in 2013 is still called Nexus 7 and that the same will happen with the yet-unannounced Nexus 10 (which will reportedly be manufactured by ASUS).
I have to admit that I find this theory pretty interesting but my guess is that the next-gen Google smartphone will be called Nexus 5. The Mountain View-based company made a habit out of naming its terminals after the screen size. So far we’ve had 7 and 10.1 inch tablets called Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, respectively, while last year’s Nexus smartphone had a 4.7-inch display, thus it was named Nexus 4. Recent leaks have shown that the new Nexus will come with a 1080p 5-inch display, therefore it will most likely be called Nexus 5.
If you aren’t up to date with the latest Nexus 5 rumors, I will remind you that the handset is expected to arrive with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 4G LTE, NFC, and an 8MP camera with MEMS technology. Rumor has it that the device will be officially unveiled on October 14, along with Android 4.4 KitKat and a Nexus smartwatch codenamed “Gem.”
What’s your conception in regards to the title of the subsequent-gen Nexus smartphone?