Google Employee Takes Photo With 'Nexus 3' Device

Only a day after announcing the Nexus 4, there was some buzz about a Nexus 3.

Images were posted by Google employee John Mueller, with the accompanying data saying that the device the photos were taken on was the Nexus 3.

"We get to test some things before they're launched, but for everything else, there's exiv2.org," said Mueller. However, he then states: "Just to be clear, the EXIF data here is modified. Sorry for the confusion :)"

So while that was a fake (or at least some kind of concealment of another devices), Google's LG-developed Nexus 4 smartphone is real. The device boasts a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2GB of RAM. A 4.7-inch display is accompanied by 3G support, wireless charging and NFC. It'll release on November 13 for $299.


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  • wedouglas
    otacon72Quad core is a waste in a smartphone... just drains the battery with worse performance than an optimized Dual core. Skip the quad core and put in LTE. Not putting LTE in your flagship device is ridiculous.


    Average data usage in the US is like 2GB/month. LTE may be 5-10x faster than HSPA, but you can't read and watch movies 5-10x faster. Unless you experience buffering or at downloading a large file -- which you aren't because your data plan is only 2GB -- overall time saved with LTE vs. HSPA is actually quite negligible.
  • Anonymous
    suddenly Google releases a dual core Nexus flagship phone and quad cores doesn't matter anymore?! A little consistency please?
  • PTNLemay
    otacon72Quad core is a waste in a smartphone... just drains the battery with worse performance than an optimized Dual core. Skip the quad core and put in LTE. Not putting LTE in your flagship device is ridiculous.
    I think the quad-core in the Nexus 4 is one of those new architectures with a smart low-voltage core. It only uses as many as it needs, and very mundane tasks can use the mini-core. They know what they're doing.

    Wrath9876suddenly Google releases a dual core Nexus flagship phone and quad cores doesn't matter anymore?! A little consistency please?
    As I just said... the new flagship is a quad, not a dual.