Google "Accidentally" Leaks Nexus 5 Smartphone Online

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Was it really an accident or just a well-planned PR stunt? Last night, the much-buzzed Nexus 5 smartphone briefly appeared online on the Google Play Store. With a price tag of $349, it sat alongside the current models of Google phones, the Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10. The images were taken down shortly later. Details over the specs and released date of the new Nexus have been swirling for a while, but the product shot provides a hint at what users might expect. The image shows a Nexus featuring an updated camera lens, and running Google's KitKat Android 4.4 operating system.

This leak, if truly that, follows a promotional video that Google released last month for KitKat, in which a Google employee uses a heretofore unknown Google device with Nexus and LG logos. Many speculated that this was the new smartphone. Google, however, has consistently stayed mum on any news about the device. It's not unreasonable to assume that this is just another way of drumming up more fervor. (CNET)