News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 12, 2013.
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Judging by Google's recent history, a new Nexus device should arrive within a few months, but there have been no signs that a new device is on the way. The FCC may have just given us our first look at the LG-made, Google-approved Nexus 5. In a listing for the LG G2 variant heading to Verizon, the FCC has photos that are completely different from the Verizon LG G2. There are no rear buttons and the material appears to be a matte finish rather than the plastic build of the device.
What device is this? Eric Zeman of Phonescoop spotted the discrepancy and believes it may be a new Nexus device, and I'm inclined to believe him based on another leaked blunder a few weeks ago. When Android 4.4 KitKat was announced, Google posted a video showing the statue being erected. A man in the video was spotted using an unnamed Nexus device (it said "Nexus on the back") that looked like a big phone resembling a Nexus 7. Google removed the video from YouTube once blogs started highlighting the unnamed device. Take a look at the photo below and it appears that this is indeed the next Nexus device. The top portion of the photo is a still from unknown smartphone from Google's KitKat video and the bottom is the supposed Nexus 5 on the FCC's website. I guess now we know why LG has been disinterested in releasing an LG G2 Google Play Edition phone.
source: FCC, via: Phone Scoop
Nexus 5 made by LG and Google
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