Google Nexus 5 (2014) to run Android 5.0 Lion?

Rumoured Google Nexus 5 (2014) specificationsLet’s kick the week off with a rather unusual or eyebrow-raising story. There have been recent rumblings that Google could launch not one but two new Nexus smartphones along with Android L. One rumour suggested that it was a Motorola-built device but another suggested a very slightly upgraded version of the current Nexus 5 built by LG. The story got more interesting this weekend when a tweet allegedly revealed the specifications of a device identified as the Google Nexus 5 (2014).

The screenshot appears to come from GFXBench but does not appear in the search results on the site itself. According to the screenshot provided by @EmtLeaks, here are the specifications of the Google Nexus 5 (2014):

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with Adreno 420 GPU
  • Operating system: Google Android 5.0 Lion
  • Other connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Display: 5.2-inch WQHD (2560×1440)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal storage: 24GB (likely 32GB)
  • Rear-facing camera: 12MP AF
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer, compass, ambient light, gyroscope, pedometer, proximity

Rumoured Google Nexus 5 (2014) specifications

It could well be that the Google Nexus 5 (2014) is indeed a new device built by Motorola after all. It could well be based on the new Moto X (2014) that it just unveiled last week.

Also interesting is the fact that the Android version is identified as Android 5.0 Lion. So far only known as Android L, it is quite possible that it will launch as version 5.0. The version’s dessert name is expected to be Lemon Meringue Pie but a promotion with Nestle could once again see it named after a chocolate bar. Google did exactly did last year with Android KitKat. Perhaps it will do so again this year with the lesser-known Nestle Lion chocolate bar.

The tweet came from @EmtLeaks, a new player on the device leak stage. If only for that reason, this rumour should be taken with a healthy pinch of salt. Let’s see if additional details come to light to substantiate it.

What do you think, fake or real? Feel free to chime in below.

Source : @EmtLeaks