Google’s Nexus 5, apparently slated for official release on October 15th, has starred in a comprehensive new video, showing the device and its operating system from every angle imaginable.
The seven-minute clip, posted to YouTube by smartphones.sfr.fr, shows off the LG-manufactured phone’s tweaked, ruggedised design, while also offering a look at some of the software’s key features.
The ‘About’ screen says that the phone is running Android Key Lime Pie, the original name for Android KitKat, perhaps indicating that this device is an early prototype rather than the final model.
The messaging app is also clearly gone from view, just as it was in previously leaked screen shots, suggesting SMS will now be available from Google Hangouts.
The aim seems to be to bring Hangouts in line with Apple’s iMessage, and we should find out how this works assuming Google reveals all later this week.
Specs-wise the Nexus 5 is expected to pack an improved camera, possibly with MEMS technology, as well as a beefed up processor. The entry-level model is expected to cost the same as the basic Nexus 4 - just £239 SIM-free.