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Google confirms Nexus 5 with accidental Play store leak

THE GUARDIAN
THE GUARDIAN
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013 9:42 AM GMT

In the run-up to Apple's iPad launch, Google briefly posted full photos and US pricing of its next flagship Android smartphone

Samuel Gibbs

Google's highly anticipated Nexus 5 flagship Android smartphone was briefly listed on Google's Play Store, ahead of its expected release in the coming weeks.

The listing, which has since been pulled down, featured a US price of $349 (£215) for the 16GB version of the Nexus 5.

The Nexus 5 is expected to replace the popular Nexus 4 Android smartphone, which was the work of a partnership between LG and Google to make a high-end smartphone at an affordable price.

Official product shots of the Nexus 5 were also included, confirming a series of leaks and rumours that have surfaced within the last few months, including the replacement of the default Android SMS app with Google Hangouts, and a redesigned Gmail icon.

• A full video run-through of an alleged leaked prototype Nexus 5 device claimed to show the smartphone running Android “KeyLimePie”, which was recently renamed to Android 4.4 “Kitkat”



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