Google made waves on Tuesday when it announced the next iteration
of its mobile operating system. Google confirmed
that the next Android version Android 4.4, will be called KitKat, just
like the chocolate. But it seems that the search engine giant also
accidentally revealed the next Nexus smartphone.
In the official
promotional video of the KitKat announcement released by Google, a
person can be seen holding up a phone and is either clicking pictures or
recording video. The phone sports a Nexus logo at the back.
the device has not been fully revealed but the rear panel of the device
looks very identical to the Nexus 7 (2013). But the phone is smaller in
size, and is definitely not a device that has been officially launched
yet. The back of the mysterious phone has a matte finish and also
includes a large camera lens which has not been seen on any Nexus
device, yet. Interestingly, the alleged Nexus device also looks bigger
in hand than the current Nexus 4 which can also be
seen in the video in the hands of another individual.
pulled down the announcement video from YouTube and has marked it as
private which has only fuelled speculation that the next Nexus phone was
accidentally outed in the video.
There's no word yet on when the
next Nexus phone will be launched, though it is expected to be within
the next couple of months. One can also expect more details related to
Android 4.4 to be revealed alongside.
Earlier, a report claimed that LG will be the official Nexus manufacturer for a second
year in a row, although Google-owned Motorola may seem a logical OEM for
manufacturing the next Nexus smartphone.
For many Android fans,
Google's Nexus series of devices represent the purest form of the OS,
with no manufacturer skins and automatic updates straight from Google
without any delays or intermediaries. Thus, there's plenty of interest
in the device already.