A brand new video has just surfaced of a hands-on with what appears to be a prototype phase Nexus 5 running an early build of Android 4.4. It’s not your usual blurrycam affair either, filmed and uploaded to YouTube in glorious HD it’s our clearest view yet at what Google has up their sleeves.
The phone in the video appears to be prototype hardware due to the lack of ‘Nexus’ branding emblazoned across the back as we’ve seen in more final hardware but it’s still our clearest look yet. The video shows the front – including the round speaker piece with front facing camera clearly to the left. It shows the volume rocker on the right and power button to the left with the SIM card slot just beneath. At the base are dual speaker grills with a microUSB port at the base, the top has a mic hole as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. The back has the extremely large lens poking just out from what appears to be the very matte material that’s being used as the battery cover(which seems to be non-removable)
From the video you can tell it is from a french source due to the software being in French and the Google Earth Demo automatically zooming to the location of the user – the smartphones.sfr.fr URL embedded helps too. The OS is definitely an early build of Kit Kat in that it uses Key Lime Pie as the Version name.
Have a look through the video and see what you think.