By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 30, 2013 10:21 AM EDT
A purported Android 4.4 KitKat log file has leaked, seemingly disclosing the specs of the much-rumored Nexus 4 successor, currently dubbed the Nexus 5.
The rumor mill has been churning at full speed recently regarding the purported Nexus 5, but nothing has been confirmed so far. The next-generation Nexus smartphone is definitely on its way, but it remains unclear just when it will make its debut.
Tech site Myce now claims to have spotted a log file reportedly running on what is believed to be the Nexus 5. The log file in question reveals a device running "Key Lime Pie" with build number KRS74H. The site further notes that the log file weighs 10MB and includes more than 133,000 lines. The publication also points out that the log is running on a Hammerhead device, which is apparently a codename for the Nexus 5, formerly dubbed the LG D820.
The Android "Key Lime Pie" build was previously believed to be the next version of Android, but Google has since revealed that its next OS iteration will be Android 4.4 KitKat.
Aside from the OS confusion, the leaked log file further reveals some of the specs of the purported Nexus 5. Detailed specifications include a 4.97-inch display with full HD resolution and a pixel density of 442 pixels per inch (ppi). Other specs include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage capacity. The device will reportedly feature an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
In terms of connectivity options, the alleged log file also claims the rumored Nexus 5 would support NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The leaked file also shows the device would support North America LTE bands and wireless charging.
Nestle's German KitKat team has recently confirmed that Android 4.3 KitKat would make its debut in October. Google typically releases each new Android version along with a new device, and the stakes are high that KitKat will debut alongside the next-generation Nexus smartphone.
In other words, the much-rumored Nexus 5 may debut in October, rocking a brand new Android 4.4 KitKat OS. On the other hand, Google has not officially confirmed the launch timeframe for Android 4.4 KitKat, which means that nothing is actually official just yet.
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