While all the news this morning has been about the new Google-Nestle partnership for Android version 4.4 being named KitKat a little tidbit “accidentally” released by Google nearly slid under the radar.
In a promotional video showing the unveiling of the giant KitKat Android statue on the Google lawn a Googler can be seen taking a picture of the event with an as-yet unknown phone. While it was only a quick glimpse the still in the photo above shows the phone has the Nexus branding on the back of it and from what we know of Nexus phones the back is not a match to any that have been released so far. This leads us to believe that this is the next Nexus device, the Nexus 5 possibly. The back appears to be following the design of the back for the 2013 Nexus 7 with a matte finish and nexus written horizontally.
It wouldn’t be the first time Google have given us a glimpse of a future Nexus product in a promotional video. Earlier this year in a Hangouts promotional video Google gave a glimpse of the, at the time, upcoming Nexus 7. This leads me to speculate that is it far from accidental. It’s Google leaking a small glimpse of things to come.
Google have since pulled the video but we will be scouring the ends of the internet to find it for you.
Update: The Verge has obtained a copy of the video:
Do you like the look of this Nexus phone? Does it whet your whistle and have you opening your wallet to throw money at Google for it?