As we sit and wait for any morsels of official Nexus 5 news to hit the wire, we’ll take anything unofficial we can get. Over the weekend, a log file from a Nexus 5 running KitKat (still being referred to Key Lime Pie internally in some places) leaked that shows us not only some interesting specs on the Nexus 5, but some subtle UI changes coming to Android 4.4 as well.
Originating on Myce.com, the log file has been tossed around the web and torn down by several different sources, all coming up with essentially the same information, all confirming this is indeed the real deal. The log file confirms some rumored specs on the Nexus 5, and sheds some light others that were still questionable.
According to the log, the Nexus 5 will come with:
- 4.97-inch full HD 1080p display (at 442 ppi)
- 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- 2GB of RAM
- At least one model will come with 16GB of internal storage
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- Accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light, barometer and orientation sensors
- Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
- Wireless charging
Nothing revealed in the log is too surprising, except maybe the camera. The Nexus 5 is supposed to be based on the LG G2, but it appears that much like the Nexus 4 and Optimus G, Google will again be using a different sensor in its Nexus variant. For those of us who have been let down by past Nexus cameras, this feels like a bad sign, but it’s far too early to know anything yet.
The subtle UI changes mentioned earlier can be found in a screenshot accompanying the log file, showing light gray, instead of blue, status bar icons. Google has long used blue for all sorts of icons and indicators, but it looks like that may be changing in Android 4.4. Previous rumors said there would be a wide variety of different system colors to choose from, and that light gray would be an option, but we’ve yet to see anything else.
So far, it looks like the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 are shaping up to be just what we expected: solid updates to already solid products. Nothing revolutionary, but exciting nonetheless. If recent rumors are right, we’re just over two weeks away now from seeing both the new Nexus, and the latest version of Android revealed. October 14 can’t come soon enough.