The picture of smartphone was, however, taken off the store shortly after Google made the mistake. The picture uploaded on the store showed the design and look of the smartphone as well as showcased the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

The phone looks identical to the Nexus 7 tablet with a rubberized back and embossed Google logo. The SMS app in the phone has been replaced by Google Hangouts and also the icons have received a makeover thanks to Android KitKat, according to reports.

The smartphone was said to sport a price tag of USD 349. The Nexus 5 is likely to go on sale before the year end, although Google is tight-lipped about the same.

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