Sunday , February 18 2018

Nexus 3 spotted in the wild? Seems possible.

Nexus 3 thanks to TechHog

Update: Looks like it could well be a fake.. things aren’t adding up. For further info, have a look at the TechHog open letter here.

What you’re looking at above – thanks to TechHog – could well be the first image in the wild of a future Nexus 3 (the name a few sites have chosen to give the device). It’s a device in the hands of ‘a buddy that works in the Android Dev Labs’, and most interestingly, it lacks buttons at the bottom of the touch screen. Some devices have gone with less than the standard 4 buttons adorning most Android devices – the Galaxy S is a good example – but this developer device has no buttons at all.

Google has apparently been in talks with HTC and LG over who the next manufacturer of Google’s flagship device, and it is plausible that this device is the next one – although it could equally be a non-descript handset for testing. Announcements regarding Ice Cream Sandwich have indicated that stationary buttons won’t necessarily be required, indicating that this could well be the next Android flagship device.

However, it is but mere speculation on our part, and on behalf of other bloggers.

Something that does lend some suspicion to the story, and may well fuel the rumours, is that the original post on TechHog has been removed, and replace with this statement:

(Photo removed per request)

(Information removed per request)

Sorry everyone, I’ve been politely asked to remove the information from this page regarding the 3rd Nexus. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Who asked for it to be taken down? HTC, LG, Google? Guess we won’t know for awhile.

Source: TechHog's exclusive, and TechHog's exclusive.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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8 Comments on "Nexus 3 spotted in the wild? Seems possible."

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Buzz Moody
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I mean seriously, the display looks curved. I do no approve of this device, fake or real.

Valued Guest

‘shopped for sure, look at the screen just below the little finger.

Ausdroid Reader

Gotta say, you can see where they’ve tacked on the extra bit of screen.
It’s not even a very careful fake.

Chris Rowland
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Yeah I was curious to begin with.. but it looks a hell of a lot like a dead iPhone 3G with the home button ‘shopped out.

Valued Guest

i can haz photoshop?

Valued Guest

That looks horrible, I don’t like buttonless phones. Just to top it off, it looks a lot like the spewy iphone which android users like me want to get away from.

Ausdroid Reader

iPhone 3G look alike anyone? (Without the home button of course)

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