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LG D820/821 Could be the Nexus 5 After All, As @Evleaks Admits He Was Wrong

September 11, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

So here’s the deal. We know Google is working on a new Nexus device for this fall. We also know that it’s going to launch with Android 4.4 KitKat. Shortly after Google announced that the next version of Android would be 4.4 KitKat, we saw a Googler on their campus during the video using an unidentified Nexus device. Which started a ton of speculation, leaks and rumors. About a day later we saw the LG D820 and D821 pass through the FCC which we all thought were Nexus 5 variants. Which got plenty of us excited since they had CDMA radios that supported Sprint, but not Verizon. Just a few days later, famed leaked @evleaks came out and said that those were most likely variants of the LG G2. Likely destined for Verizon and Sprint respectively.

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However, On Wednesday, @evleaks put out a correction stating that “It looks like I was wrong about the LG D820/D821”. Now that doesn’t confirm that these are the Nexus 5. It simply means that they are not G2 variants. It’s important to note here that both devices have very different dimensions. The D820 is about 7mm shorter and the D821 is 2mm wider than the D820. Which means they probably aren’t variants of the same device. But what this does confirm is that LG has some other devices heading to the US. As both of these have been approved for use on US carrier networks.

Now we get to sit back and find tons of rumors and leaks about the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 until Google makes it official, which should be sometime next month. We’ve heard it’ll be around Halloween, which makes sense, since last years event was on October 30th, before it was cancelled due to the hurricane. It’s going to be an interesting month or so leading up to the unveil, but you can count on Android Headlines to bring you all the latest!

How many of you are excited to see a Nexus 5 modeled after the LG G2?