Google came out of the blue with its announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat yesterday, but getting confirmation of the next Android flavor was only part of the news; what began as the reveal for the new KitKat garden sculpture on Google’s campus quickly became fodder for gossip, with a video from the event possibly giving us a sneak peek at the new Nexus 5. Google’s also up to some changes on its website for the Nexus family in general, and we’re wondering if this all might not be tied to the pending launch of that new Nexus model.
One facet of the new look for those Nexus pages that’s getting some attention is the Nexus 4’s placement under the category “phones,” as in plural. This very well could be entirely uninteresting and maybe refer to the different variants of the same handset – like the various storage options for the Nexus 4 – but there’s already talk that it might suggest Google’s intent to release multiple Nexus models this year. Perhaps it wants to do both a highly affordable model, as well as one with beefier specs, or just a pair of handsets of different sizes.
After all, that unknown Nexus model from the video looked quite a bit larger than the Nexus 4, and that might not be a form factor that everyone’s so enamored with.
Still, it seems like a stretch, and until we get something better to go on, we’re inclined to think that the wording isn’t hiding any secret meaning – maybe it’s nothing more than a design choice, to mirror “tablets,” or a sign that Nexus 4 sales may continue following the Nexus 5’s launch.