When it comes to secrecy on their next product launch, Google is not the best for keeping everything behind closed doors, with two official “accidents” on the Nexus 5 since we first heard about it.
The first accident was having a Googler on the official KitKat launch video showing off the Nexus 5 and now we have the Nexus 5 on the Google Play store for a few minutes, where it was spotted.
On the Google Play store, the old Nexus 4 was swapped with the new Nexus 5, alongside the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Google has changed the page to take off the Nexus 5 but has not replaced it with the older Nexus 4, pointing at a release in the next few weeks.
The little teaser biography “capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways” points at the new CMOS camera technology, allowing the Nexus 5 to get multiple focus and change focus after the photo is taken.
We believe Google will be adding a new UI for this auto-focus on the camera application and we may see new integration with Google services, to add photos and allow users to check out multiple focus.
The price is also an exciting feature, at $349 off contact, it is around $300 cheaper than the LG G2, a smartphone looking exactly the same as the Nexus 5 renders and has the same type of internal specs.
The Google Play store is likely to be the only place to buy the smartphone at launch or Google will check out some retailers like Best Buy and Walmart to get the Nexus 5 presence to the mainstream.
Google had major problems with demand for the Nexus 4 when it came out, after a few months of just not having enough stock to last a few hours on the Google Play store.
There has been no details on how many units Google is planning to add for release on the Nexus 5, hopefully they have learnt from their mistakes on the Nexus 4 and have oodles of units.