With the expected October release date of the Nexus 5 fast approaching, a new report has reiterated earlier rumors that the device could be running on Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat mobile operating system with white status bar icons.
The report from Phandroid included an alleged screenshot of an Android 4.4-powered Nexus 5, which showed the same white and grey status bar icons that had recently been reported. According to the report, the Wi-Fi icon looked slightly tweaked, while an Android Debug icon was also displayed.
The screenshot also showed a Bluetooth icon on top of the standard Google Authenticator icon, which according to Phandroid, could be interesting if it is interpreted to “indicate Google’s stance on replacing passwords with a more secure method or turn out to be something similar to Motorola’s Trusted Devices, which disables your lock screen if you’re connected to certain Bluetooth devices.”
A set of log files were also leaked along with the screenshot, showing more details of the Nexus 5. The files included the rumored codename of the device, “Hammerhead,” and showed LG (KRX:066570) as the handset's manufacturer.
The Nexus 5’s display resolution was listed at 1920x1080 pixels, corroborating earlier rumors and FCC documents. If the display resolution turns out to be accurate, the device will sport a pixel density of 443 PPI with a screen size of 4.96 inches. In addition, the log files revealed wireless-charging capability, the Android build number of Key Lime Pie KRS74H and Linux Kernel version 3.4.0.
According to previous rumors, the LG-made Nexus 5 would be powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with four 2.3GHz Krait 400 cores. The device is also expected to get 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera.
The Nexus 5 recently appeared in a benchmark through GFXBench, which suggested that the smartphone’s Snapdragon 800 could clock at 2.26GHz with an Adreno 330 GPU -- the same processor and speed seen on the LG G2.
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A diehard lover of photography, Kukil Bora started his career as a Web journalist with a Bangalore-based media firm called “SiliconIndia” in 2010. After working there for a...