It seems like a whole lot of Google stuffage is happening today. Today ushered in the unveiling of a new Android operating system name, Android 4.4 KitKat. Coinciding with that news, Google also let everyone know that now that the 8GB Nexus 4 has run out of stock, it won’t be resupplied. With all the signs pointing to one thing, it seemed inevitable that the leaks of the new Nexus 4 would be forthcoming. And interestingly enough, it seems that the first credible glimpse of the device comes from El Goog itself.
In a video showing off the new Android KitKat statue, a Google employee is seen holding a Nexus device that definitely isn’t the current Nexus 4 or the Nexus 7. It’s a brief look, but screengrabs show another employee in the picture holding a Nexus 4 and there’s a marked difference between the two phones.
For one, this new Nexus device features the same sort of horizontal Nexus logo as the 2013 Nexus 7. Another thing is that it appears to be slightly larger than the existing Nexus 4. The back no longer looks to be made out of glass since there’s not any sign of a reflection or even gloss finish on the phone. More than likely, it features the same type of matte plastic as the 2013 Nexus 7 to help keep more of a uniform design throughout the brand.
A couple of other things should be mentioned. For one, the camera lens on the device looks larger than usual, perhaps indicating a bigger focus on the camera of the Nexus 4. Another thing is that we can see what looks to be an LG logo. Maybe. For now, we’re going to go ahead and assume that LG is making this new Nexus 4 as it both makes sense and follows some of the rumors swirling around.
Unfortunately, Google noticed its goof and pulled the video down. On the bright side, this is the internet and nothing is ever really gone. Several mirrors of the video were made including the one that can be viewed below. See if you can catch a glimpse of the device.
Now that you’ve seen the rumored 2013 Nexus 4 for yourself, what are your thoughts on it?