With Google having formally announced that the next version of Android will be known as Android 4.4 KitKat, the question has turned to when Google will unveil the Nexus smartphone to ship with it. The signs that it will not be far now continue to mount. Following the sighting of a mysterious Nexus device in the KitKat statue unveiling, an FCC filing appears to have revealed additional information about the Google Nexus 5.
The FCC filing does not mention the Nexus 5; rather, it is for the LG D820. It just so happens that the back of this device looks remarkably similar to that mysterious Nexus device. The camera and flash line up quite nicely for example.
Digging through the documentation further, we see that the LG D820 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a 4.96-inch display, pentaband LTE (bands 4, 5, 17, 25, 26) along with TD-LTE 2600 (band 41) connectivity, GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 2,300mAh battery. Also onboard is a Qi wireless charging. Dimensions are given as 131.9 by 68.2 millimeters.
As for the operating system, the software version is listed as “aosp_hammerhead-userdebugKyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84.lee.20130618.015154.” This suggests that the Android 4.4 was to have been called Key Lime Pie at one point before Google struck their deal with Nestle and went with KitKat instead.
Is the LG D820 the Google Nexus 5? It does appear so but let’s not forget those rumours that Motorola had been chosen instead. Could there be two Nexus smartphones coming? Or is that rumour incorrect or a reference perhaps to the Nexus 6? With an expected announcement in October, all should be revealed in the not too distant future.
Source : Engadget