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LG Nexus 5 Leaked: Android 5.0, 1080p Screen, LTE, Camera Improvements [RUMORS]

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Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie may be coming first in 2013 and the device to launch it may be another LG. According to IB Times, it could very well be the LG Optimus G2 and hence its Nexus variant the LG Nexus 5.

LG Nexus 5 Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie rumors

In 2012 Android 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean was released and it seems likely that they will reveal Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie at the next even early in 2013. An employee at Google has given confirmation that the next release of Android will be called Key Lime Pie, which he supposedly hinted in an “evolution of the OS” comic strip. The image first showed Gingerbread, then it went to Honeycomb, ice cream sandwich, Jelly Bean and finally key lime pie.

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie has been speculated for release in May next year and it is thought that one of the first devices to have it will be from LG. LG are working on their LG Optimus G2 hence why the conclusion at this point that an LG Nexus 5 (5 for Android 5.0 and not 5-inch screen) should get the Key Lime Pie honors.

IB speculates that the device may have a display of 5-inches and it will be full HD with 440ppi. It is said that it could have the Snapdragon 2.0 quad core processor, and it would support 4G LTE. The camera is said to have backlight prevention technology.

Rumours have it that the new firmware will have some improvements and additions. These could include an optional set of profiles so that users are able to maximise performance of the handset (e.g. low power when sleeping and super low backlight for reading).

It could have support for multiple devices, meaning that some apps can be synched if the data files come from the Play Store. One example of this would be the video app. Users would be able to start watching a video on the phone and then continue watching on a tablet.

There could be improvements to social networking Google+, along with Facebook and Twitter, both of which dominate the internet. Android doesn’t have an app that is integrated and which works as a main hub. Sony and LG could make these integrated into their handsets.

Android doesn’t have video chat yet that can connect with other devices or even Android exclusive. Apple along with Microsoft both has apps.

It is hoped that Key Lime Pie will have better integrated apps and come with more features, which have not been seen on any previous version of the OS. These will hopefully bring better basic phone functions, and these will be useful in everyday life.

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