Google pulls video that reveals Nexus 5

Google pulls video that reveals Nexus 5

Google has pulled a video of the unveiling of the Android KitKat statue after it revealed what is thought to be a prototype of the next Nexus smartphone.

The video, which can still be seen on Engadget’s YouTube page, shows the tasty looking statue being photographed by a Google employee with a large-sized Nexus device in his hand.

Once the error was realised the video was pulled and the fact it was taken down suggests the phone being used in the video is a genuine prototype.

Google’s next smartphone, tentatively titled the Nexus 5, will be released in the fourth quarter and is expected to be a considerable upgrade on the incumbent Nexus 4, which has recently seen a significant price cut.

LG is rumoured to be the chosen manufacturer for the new device that is widely expected to have a 5.2in Full HD edge-to-edge screen. It will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, have 2GB RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, ship with 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage and run the Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It’s rumoured the device will be released.

The unveiling of the chocolate esque statue coincided with Google’s announcement of the new Android 4.4 KitKat mobile operating system. Google has follows the same sweet treats trend with Android 4.4 and expanded on it as this is the first time an actual brand name has been used to name the version.

Google latest OS version, which was originally tagged as Key Lime Pie, will improve upon the current version and should be released around the same time as the new Nexus 5.

Android is the largest OS on the planet with in excess of one billion smartphones and tablets being powered by Google’s OS. 40.5 per cent of Android devices run Jelly Bean, with 33.1 per cent running Gingerbread and 22.5 per cent using Ice Cream Sandwich.

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