Update: There’s a mirrored video below, watch it before Google has it pulled! Thanks John for finding this!
In what may be a truly big “ooops,” it seems Google may have spilled the beans on the brand new Nexus during the KitKat unveiling video. The video has since been pulled and while I search endlessly for a mirror, a number of sites were able to capture an image before the video went down.
If you look closely at the image in the man’s hand, the word “Nexus” is clearly visible in horizontal form. This horizontal writing of Nexus matches the recently revamped Nexus 7 which also saw the Nexus wording written horizontally. So, does that mean this image is a smoking gun or that we are indeed looking at the Nexus 5? Of course not, but the conspiracy theories are already running wild and I can’t help but feel there’s some merit to them. When you also consider that Google has pulled the video, it almost comes off as a “yups, we screwed up, sorry about that” and adds even more fuel to the legitimacy fire.
The large camera lens and matte finish hasn’t been seen on any other Nexus devices to date, so add that as another piece of potential evidence that we’re looking at the real deal. You can also seen a size difference as the women holding a current model Nexus 4 to the man’s left which appears notably smaller.
Make of this image what you will but expect it to launch the new Nexus rumor mill into overtime.