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Possible Google Nexus 5 Candidate Shows Up at FCC

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Did Google's Nexus 5 just pay a little visit to the FCC?

Google's Nexus 5 made headlines earlier this week when it was accidentally revealed in a Google video showing off the new Android KitKat statue. In case you were curious, it looks like a bigger version of the Nexus 4. That's about all the video told us. However, the phone's arrival at the FCC? That's a different story.

The device, marked LG D820, bears a strong resemblance to the phone in Google's video, and Engadget points out that the software version is listed as  "aosp_hammerhead-userdebugKyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84.lee.20130618.015154." It's a little behind the times (Key Lime Pie is now KitKat), but it looks like this might be the Nexus 5 reporting for duty.

 

The FCC documents point to a Snapdragon 800 CPU, a 4.96-inch display (making this the biggest Nexus phone yet), Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, wireless charging, and support for CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, and LTE networks.

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    jn77 , September 6, 2013 12:35 PM
    If this is a "Motorola" phone from the buy out of Motorola Mobility that google did, I won't even look at it. The last Motorola phone that was "innovative" was the Startac.

    I will stand by Samsung for now.
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    combine1237 , September 6, 2013 12:42 PM
    Well, if Mako was the nexus 4's code and this is Hammerhead then it keeps with the nexus family theme.
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    Dave Rainey , September 6, 2013 6:28 PM
    @jn77 : The phone is an LG, as evidenced by previous reports of the nexus 5 being produced by the same company as nexus 4, and the serial number. I too have fond memories of the Startac, and I would have thought Google would have gone with Motorola, since they did buy them. Perhaps all they really wanted was Motorola's patents for fending off Apple's lawyers
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    eklipz330 , September 6, 2013 6:46 PM
    lol samsung, innovative? just gimmicks after gimmicks, nothing truly useful besides the s-pen, which isn't new tech. and it's not all that great either.

    regardless, phones for the past 2 years or so only see spec bumps. nothing outstanding. nothing life-changing. i can wait.
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    BranFlake5 , September 6, 2013 7:05 PM
    LTE, CDMA? Verizon? Whoa what...
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    darknate , September 6, 2013 10:01 PM
    Verizon and/or sprint.

    Hopefully no Verizon since we remember the galaxy nexus issues.
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    house70 , September 7, 2013 6:10 AM
    excellent....
    [rubs hands]
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    nebun , September 7, 2013 7:31 AM
    why so big???....why even call it a smartphone...this thing is a mini table
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    theclouds , September 7, 2013 6:58 PM
    I think this is great. Nexus 4 prices will surely be driven down. Perfect time to pick up not quite last gen tech.