Rumor: LG D820 is not Nexus 5 after all, just a boring CDMA flavor of LG G2
Following Google’s unforeseen announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat, the Nexus 5 floodgates opened once again, far more furiously and apparently with stronger evidence supporting the rumors than ever before.
First, a mysterious and unreleased Nexus device was spotted in an Android 4.4 video promo, one thing led to another and the entire world was soon convinced that was indeed the N5, which Google will unveil alongside LG sometime this fall.
An LG D820 was subsequently caught red-handed at the FCC, again one thing led to another and the evidence seemed to point at the gizmo being one and the same with the next Nexus. Only if we are to trust our oldest, most reliable (so far) inside source on Twitter, relentless leaker @Evleaks, it was much ado about nothing as the D820 is after all… a CDMA LG G2.
Wait, what? But didn’t the FCC documents show the D820 measuring 131.9 mm tall and 68.2 mm wide, which happens to be close to 7 mm shorter and 2.7 mm narrower than the G2? They did, which is why I wouldn’t take our Twitter tipster’s word for granted just yet.
More so as he claims the D821 (a potentially identical device to the D820) looks exactly the same as the “international” G2, runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and measures 138.5 x 70.9 x 9.1 mm.
All things considered though, I wouldn’t jump at Evan Nelson Blass’s (you know, the guy behind @Evleaks) throat for the time being either, since he’s proven to be so trustworthy so many times before. There has to be a logical explanation for this apparent mishap (misunderstanding?) and, right now, let’s just say the plot thickens.
Oh, yeah, and worry not, all you Nexus admirers, as even if the D820/D821 turns out to be a bland, carrier-specific variant of the LG G2 and nothing more, the N5 is still coming. Soon.