There has been a lot of confusion regarding Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone over the past couple of days. On Monday during Google’s unveiling of KitKat, a teaser video apparently hinted at a Google Smartphone LGD820 as the next Nexus (read about it here) and a few days letter rumor of a Nexus 5 had picked up as we read about an LG Nexus 5 making a stop at the FCC and some artists were already coming up with renders based on FCC diagrams.
Just as the excitement was picking up, we learnt that the LG G2 variant smartphone that passed through FCC was not a Nexus 5 but a CDMA version of LG’s G2 or something like that. Today though, it became almost apparent that an LG D820 is our Nexus 5 device when another LG D821 device passed by FCC.
@evleaks was wrong, the LG D821 smartphone that was spotted at the FCC proves that LG D820 and LG D821 are two completely different devices. Although the sources at @evleaks had pictures to prove that the LG D821 was indeed a CDMA version of LG G2, it turns out that the device is not even a CDMA phone but a GSM. It is however clear that it is just a variant of LG G2 – we just don’t know which one yet.
The next Nexus smartphone, Nexus 5, will be made by LG, we are certain about this now. A Google employee was allegedly captured holding a Nexus 5 in an Android 4.4 KitKat promotional video and we see a device closely resembling LG’s G2. If you are as excited as I am to see what Google has in store for us in Nexus 5, the smartphone most likely to be the first to run on KitKat 4.4, then get familiar with LG G2.