Update: A 6-minute long video hands-on of Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 is also available on YouTube (see above).
A person with access to the Nexus 5 has posted several images of the device inaction, including screenshots from Android 4.4 KitKat.
While neither the Nexus 5 nor KitKat is officially official, Google is expected to announce the two new products later today – meanwhile, the web is flooded with all sorts of pictures showing the handset in all its glory.
In addition to taking photos of the Nexus 5 and screenshots in order to prove he was handling the real deal, throwawaynexus5guy also revealed some of the Android 4.4 KitKat and/or Nexus 5 features he discovered during his hands-on time with the phone – that’s on top of what we have learned about the new OS from previous leaks.
The tester hinted that the phone will have an always on microphone listening, just as previous rumors have suggested.
As for Hangouts, he said that SMS messages were threaded with other Hangouts messages.
Interestingly, he said KitKat will feature a “complete [cloud] backup solution, think iCloud but for Android,” which should back up to the cloud things like apps data, saved games and app settings.
Even more interestingly, the Nexus 5 is said to update to Android 4.4.1, which will bring 100GB of Google Drive data to the user, and which could help with the previously mentioned cloud backup feature.
throwawaynexus5guy also mentioned Nexus 5 battery life details, saying that he was told the phone will offer “around 17 hours talk time, 8 hours web surfing, 6 hours of video watching.”
Excited? We’ll be back with more details as soon as they’re available.