Nexus 5 & Android 4.4 KitKat Update Spotted Together
Google is heavily rumored to be hosting a Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat launch event sometime in October, possibly on October 14th. And while those two products have yet to be officially announced, they appear to have been spotted once again, this time together, in a log file that reveals some new details about both.
For several weeks now, Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat rumors have been heating up ahead of their eventual arrival sometime later this year. Neither is confirmed of course but Android 4.4 KitKat is official, it was announced earlier this month, and the Nexus 5 from LG has leaked out numerous times confirming its existence.
Thanks to those details, and the fact that Google discontinued the LG Nexus 4, it’s clear that the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat launch is imminent with a possible date of October 14th.
Those who need more proof can only look at log files discovered by Myce which show Android 4.4 KitKat, referenced as Key Lime Pie here, running on a device known as “Hammerhead,” a code name that is thought to be for the LG D820, also known as the LG Nexus 5.
In addition to showing that Android 4.4 KitKat will likely be on board the Nexus 5, the log files also show that the device is running on T-Mobile’s network, that it has surfaced as both the “Nexus 5″ and the “Nexus 4,” has some sort of Sprint menu, has a host of sensors including Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, and that it should have wireless charging on board.
There is also mention of Google Babel, a messaging platform that Google has been rumored to be working on, and something that could come with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Of course, none of these details will be confirmed until Google announces both the Nexus 5 and the Android 4.4 KitKat but at this point, given the evidence, they are looking all but confirmed.
Google is thought to be working on at least one Nexus smartphone, from LG, that is thought to have a near-5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 13MP camera, and a design that features a back similar to the Nexus 7 from Asus.
As for Android 4.4 KitKat, it’s rumored to be coming with updates for older devices, fragmentation changes including screen resizing, Miracast updates, color changes and new notification widgets.
The new Nexus will replace the Nexus 4 as the company’s go-to Nexus smartphone on the Google Play Store while the Android 4.4 KitKat update will replace Android 4.3 Jelly Bean which arrived alongside the Nexus 7 in July.