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New leak may reveal an Android L detail that no one saw coming

Published Sep 8th, 2014 4:40PM EDT
Nexus 5 (2014) Android 5.0 Lion
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

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Following two potential Android L name candidates that appeared in recent leaks (Lollipop and Lemon Meringue Pie), a new report seems to indicate a different name for Google’s upcoming huge Android L release — and just like last year, a famous candy brand may be involved.

FROM EARLIER: Benchmark confirms monster specs for upcoming Motorola Nexus X

Lion might replace Kitkat, a screenshot (available below) obtained in the GFXBench application by @emtleaks seems to indicate, further revealing that the next Nexus smartphone might be called Nexus 5 (2014) instead of Nexus 6 or Nexus X, as was previously reported.

The same alleged benchmark test reveals that Android Lion is actually Android 5.0, in line with a recent report regarding Google’s number scheme for Android L. The tests also suggest that the phone packs a 5.2-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 12-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.

What’s not clear is what company is making the handset for Google. So far, Motorola appears to be the chosen OEM to develop this year’s Nexus smartphone, and a report did indicate that two Nexus 6 models may come out, one featuring a 5.9-inch display and one packing a 5.2-inch screen, such as the Nexus 5 (2014) shown in the following screenshot.

Naturally, with such leaks there’s always a chance the screenshot might be a fake. On the GFXBench site, only last year’s Google Nexus 5 appears listed at this time.

The same @emtleaks account posted a screenshot allegedly taken with the Nexus 5 (2014) showing a GFXBench test for it. The scores in that image are similar to the scores that can be found on the GFXBench website, when comparing Manhattan tests for Nexus devices, including the unconfirmed Motorola Shamu (Nexus 6/X) handset.

The two leaked images from @emtleaks, and a screenshot showing Manhattan test scores on GFXBench follow below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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