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Another Nexus 5 Live Photo Appears – Reaffirms New Nexus 7-Like Design

The first images of Google’s Nexus 7 appeared on the internet in a short Android 4.4 KitKat promotional video, just a fortnight after the LG G2 was made official.  Since then, the device has made technical appearances severally including during a stop at the FCC and just like Nexus 4 which got lost in a bar before release, Nexus 5 was left unattended at a bar as well.  The images we get today are downright the clearest images of Nexus 5 yet and the good thing is, just like the leaked log files we came across yesterday that confirm rumored specs, the new image confirms a few design features of Nexus 5.

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The newest and clearest photo of Google’s Nexus 5 popped up in the most unlikely place – a Macrumors forum thread.  A user by the name ‘Weespeed’ posted the photo and offered a bit more information about the device including the claim that Nexus 5 is actually smaller than LG’s G2 – the phone we all believe Nexus 5 is modeled after – and it feels smaller too.  The user claims to have had a hands-on experience and feel of Nexus 5 and has been re-designed to take after the design features of the recently announced Nexus 7 tablet 2013.  Unfortunately, the post was taken down but not before the guys at Droid Life got to it.

The new development is further proof that Google may be working on unifying the design of the Nexus family of devices as we can clearly see the relationship between the design of Nexus 7 and Nexus 4.  Whereas LG’s G2 had unique features like the volume rocker at the back, Nexus 5 seems to have its buttons on the thin edge of the device.  Weespeed further posted on a macrumors forum that Nexus 5’s display is ‘OK’ and is inferior in quality when compared against Samsung’s latest phablet Galaxy Note 3.  This is the only direct contradiction to the leaked benchmark results that portrayed the Nexus 5 as an amazing gadget with impressive graphics.

Google is expected to launch Nexus 5 on October 14th and until then, we may have to believe in the many rumors about the device that are coming up every day.  For now, if you are a Google enthusiast and Nexus fan waiting for Nexus, there’s a lot we have published over the weeks, read them here.

Source: Droid Life via Pocket Lint and

LG Nexus 5 plastic back leaked in new photos



The Nexus 5 will come with a plastic back similar to the LG G2, instead of the back-glass featured on the Nexus 4. While this is certainly not a forward step in design innovation, especially considering the HTC One and Moto X grand designs, it is a lot more durable than the glass back, with many users reporting cracks on their Nexus 4.

The backside of the LG Nexus 5 has been leaked and shows a rather unappealing removable back with large white side buttons. LG will not add their back buttons, keeping them an LG G2 exclusive. The Nexus 5 looks to have a large sensor, perhaps the 10MP camera leaked previously.

This does put a little dampness on our buzz for the LG Nexus 5, we know design should not be a crucial part of the phone, but a badly designed smartphone can ruin the user experience, just look at the Galaxy S4 against the HTC One as proof. Removable backs have been a Google thing as well, we wonder why they would allow it on their flagship Nexus device.

The LG Nexus 5 is set to be as cheap as the Nexus 4, coming at $399 off contract with 16GB and 32GB storage options. Google and LG have worked hard to make sure there is enough stock for launch and we believe the event will be held sometime in Q4 2013, unveiling Key Lime Pie and the Nexus 10.

Source: TechTastic