So after all the fuss about this “Leaked Nexus” and wondering if it was real or fake… and the fact I’ve put out a request to Google and the Android Dev Team and have yet to hear a reply… I decided (as I am sure other sites have) to keep digging, that is until this morning. I FINALLY found “THE” image that was used to make this “photoshopped Nexus.” As you can see below, this is the exact same phone in its original state.
While there is no branding from either HTC or a carrier on the phone it still does look like an HTC device as it has their new ear piece design at the top, but other than that it has no visible markings. As you can see there IS room for buttons at the bottom, that would probably light up once the phone is turned on, thus proving the previous Nexus 3 image to be a fake. Off to the right is what looks like a first gen HTC Incredible, but this phone has yet to been seen or identified. If it has, then it has slipped by just about every tech site. So the question remains, what device is this if it isn’t a prototype Nexus. It’s obviously a prototype of something HTC is or has been working on…if there are any HTC employees out there that would care to weigh in on this find, please contact me at mike @ techhog.com so we can FINALLY put this thing to rest.