August 1, 2014

Did a new Nexus device sneak into a Google KitKat video?

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Among all of the great things that came with the unveiling of the 4.4 KitKat version of Android, the one that has the nerds chatting today is the sighting of a possible new Nexus device. A video of the unveiling of the KitKat statue may have tipped the real-world arrival of a new product.

The original video, which has since been marked private, shows a gentleman holding a large phone/tablet with the Nexus branding on the backside. Not to worry, however, as it has been ripped and re-uploaded elsewhere. Also, we’ve got a screen grab a animated .gif to pass along.

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While the first reaction might be to assume Nexus 5, we might also consider this could be a tablet. Notice the orientation of the “Nexus” branding is landscape instead of the normal portrait style. Given the size of the device, we could be looking at a 5.2-inch+ smartphone.  That display size just happens to match up with the Megalodon rumors from early 2013. Should this pan out, we could look for another LG take on the Nexus line.

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With this device already being tested by Google, and factoring in the time of year, we are inclined to believe an announcement is coming in short order.