Did Google hint of Nexus 5 in Android 4.3 camera app?

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If you have seen any of the leaked photos of the upcoming Nexus 5, you probably know one of the unique design features is the large camera lens set in the corner of the back of the device. A little less defining, but still noteworthy, is the circle earpiece on the front of the camera. Comparing these features to the icons used in the Android 4.3 camera app, it appears a couple of the icons used in the app for switching between the front and rear-facing camera incorporated these design features. Was this intentional on the part of Google to give a clue as to their upcoming successor to the Nexus 4? At least one person on Reddit guessed this was the case when the camera app was extracted from Android 4.3 and made available as a standalone app.

Do you think this was a case of Google hiding a hint right in front of everyone or is this an example of people seeing what they want to see?

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source: Reddit
via: Phandroid


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.