On Tuesday morning, videos of Google's upcoming Nexus 5 showed up on the Internet. The videos were of a Nexus 5 device that was supposedly left at a bar by an employee. Yup, Google has learned well from Apple, who sent an employee to "lose" an iPhone 4 at a bar back in 2010.
Nexus 5 specs include a 5-inch display, a 13MP rear camera, 3GB of RAM, a 2,700 mAh battery and Android's new 4.4 KitKat operating system. The phone was designed and built by LG. The Nexus 5 smartphone is expected to launch sometime in October. The videos are brief, but this certainly looks like a device that smartphone addicts will embrace.
Leaking smartphones has become as common as leaking new music these days. Record companies "leak" songs by popular artists before the actual release date and then claim to be upset that somebody posted the song before it was supposed to be heard. This creates a lot of publicity and hype. The tech giants do a similar thing by sending an employee to a bar with a hot new phone so it can be lost and create a lot of publicity and hype the next day.
You can view the videos of the "leaked" Nexus 5 here.