Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Already leaky Nexus 5 reportedly heading to Sprint

Already leaky Nexus 5 reportedly heading to Sprint

Already leaky Nexus 5 reportedly heading to Sprint

Judging from the sheer number of leaks, Google's next Nexus-branded handset is likely to be short on surprises - unless your carrier is Sprint.

Android Headlines reported Tuesday that the still unannounced Nexus 5 handset has popped up on the radar yet again, with signs pointing to Sprint customers actually being able to use the handset on their favorite network.

According to a typically brief tweet from @evleaks yesterday, the Nexus 5 will be "coming to Sprint," although the electronic missive provides little in the way of solid evidence to support that claim.

Indeed, the horizontally angled image which accompanied the tweet shows zero carrier branding of any kind, nor any indication that it might be a CDMA variant of the unannounced smartphone.

Where's Nexus?

Historically, Nexus-branded handsets have been targe ted at customers of U.S. GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile, who can easily swap SIM cards between unlocked handsets.

One rare exception was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which actually made its way to Verizon Wireless, but by all accounts fared rather poorly on the nation's largest carrier.

Yesterday's tweet-leak suggests that the Nexus 5 could arrive in both GSM and CDMA variants, the latter intended for third-placed carrier Sprint.

Tipsters also provided a series of images such the one above, apparently extracted from Sprint's website, where the handset is presumably waiting for Google to pull the trigger - officially, that is.


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