Some were not taken by the image, the device had a plastic removable back and new reports say the device may the Optimus L9 II, a new smartphone coming from LG, not the Nexus 5. This does not mean LG is out of the Nexus running, it just takes away some of the hype and evidence we had.
It could be that we are about to see multiple Nexus devices, this was reported a few months back but never realised. We may see LG and Motorola work on Nexus devices with different ideas in mind, although this would defeat the point of Google trying to push their ideas of what Android should be on the platform.
Currently two reports have said vaguely that Motorola would develop the new Nexus device and it would come with the same type of design as the Moto X. This means large battery, almost stock Android (if not fully stock) and impressive new ideas on the CPU technology.
If it came down to the line, LG has the better performance on devices, but it comes at the cost of lacklustre design and crappy UI that brings nothing to the phone. With the Nexus device, LG will obviously be under the guidance of Google, and the Nexus 4 was an ample device, with an incredible price.
Motorola has a new idea though, it has a brilliant new design atheistic with the Moto X and we believe the 24 hours of battery life means more to almost any user (apart from mad power users) than a small boost in processor clock speed and pixel density.
Either way, the pitch is an impressive flagship smartphone from Google with constant updates to the latest version of Android for a low-cost no other manufacturer can rival, without contract. It seems appealing devoid of what manufacturer decided to make the Nexus 5.