Earlier yesterday, Nestle ran a promotional video for the next version of Android (version 4.4) which has been officially named as KitKat, instead of the assumed, Key Lime Pie. The decision to rename Key Lime Pie to KitKat was made after the company realised that many people outside of the US didn’t actually know what Key Lime Pie actually tasted like, so instead decided to go with a favourite snack of the Android developers, the KitKat. The deal itself doesn’t involve any changing hands of money according to the director of Android partnerships, John Lagerling. However, during the promotional video, which has subsequently been removed by Google from YouTube, you may notice that at the 0.38 mark you can clearly see what appears to be a new version of the Nexus 4, the as yet unnamed, Nexus 5. You will note from the screen capture below (via The Verge) that the handset is much larger than its predecessor, the Nexus 4.
Last week, Google announced that they were slashing the price of the Nexus 4 on the Play Store for both the 8GB and 16GB versions in multiple countries by up to USD$100, (£80 in the UK) but denied that this was a clearance sale to make way for the Nexus 5. Then today, Google announced that they had run out of stock for the Nexus 4 8GB version and would not be restocking it, which can only indicate that the Nexus 5 is indeed on its way to the Play Store in the very near future. Let’s just hope that the disastrous release of the LG Nexus 4 doesn’t happen to the Nexus 5, in that they will actually have stock to sell at launch.
This is more than likely a deliberate ‘leak’ by Google, as so often happens with mobile phones these days. I’d just like to see the specs on it and watch it in action.