Update on the Nexus 5: Might be called ‘Nexus 4 (2013)’, and more!

Contrary to what we’ve been seeing in the past about the next-gen Nexus smartphone, it might actually be called ‘Nexus 4 (2013)’ instead of Nexus 5. We saw Google adopt the same nomenclature with the newest Nexus tablet — the Nexus 7 (2013) — and with rumors of Google trying to unify the Nexus design, parallel naming strategies was only on the cards.

In another bit of news, an unidentified device, reportedly the next Nexus smartphone, was found to be running Android v4.4. However, it was found that the phone’s OS identified itself as ‘KeyLimePie’, which was v4.4’s previous codename, instead of ‘KitKat’, the newer codename for Android v4.4. People at Gadget HelplineĀ reportedly got their hands on the device, and managed to take a tour of the phone’s UI.

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The device also showed off Google’s customary Easter egg – tapping the ‘Android version’ brought up an image of a sliced lime along with the letter ‘K’. Other minor updates/changes found included a retouched Dialer app and an updated Gallery app among others.

Nexus 5 Dialer

Although one would like to place his bet on this good looking device to be the next Nexus, we would advice you to take this bit of news with a pinch of salt, since there’s no word from Google on this yet!

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  1. Erik
    October 4, 2013

    Wow, i do not really know what to do, Buy some chinese Phone (FAEA F2s) Or nexus , but i want best price so…

    • Paul
      October 4, 2013

      …so just wait a bit longer any you will know more šŸ™‚

  2. antidumb
    October 5, 2013

    so a smartphone name getting cars-named style like

    no adding number or changes its name. just tell the year when it produce or just add new or all new

    • October 5, 2013

      Yep, but if they change the screen size to 5 inch it would make more sense to call it the Nexus 5