Aug 10 AT 9:36 AM Dustin Earley 13 Comments

Fake Nexus Prime website pops up online


Every year when a hot new device starts landing, we see a lot of search traffic and blogs and websites pop up online that try to cash in on those precious page views. Some take the route of simply ripping off every other blog under the sun, while some try their hardest to replicate some sort of official landing page, and others (this is the worst kind) just feature lists of buzz words to shove ads in your face. The latest buzz blog to rear it’s ugly head on the Internet is a neat combination of those three. It is,

Bearing the headline “Google Nexus Prime, ‘dubbed quite simply and rather optimistically, the iPhone killer.’”, the website is a nearly unnavigable enigma of rumors, “features”, videos and links to Best Buy. Seriously.

The rumors and information featured on the site is surprisingly accurate, and there’s a good reason for that. On the “Google Nexus Prime Features” page, you’ll find an entire article, accompanied by a CNET video, ripped right from International Business Times. Blatant plagiarism. The next page, “About Android 4.0″, has text from several other websites, including Tech Radar. The rest of GoogleNexus-4 continues stealing from credible sites like PhoneDog, and less credible sites that have actually ripped off other sites as well. It’s like a ripoff site of ripoff sites.

And then there’s the Best Buy links. Not that the big-box store is affiliated in any way with this horror, but they appear to be real links to Nexus S accessories.

If you’d like to sign up for more information you can, but you’re not going to do that right? Right. The reason why we are even talking about this website is to point out the obvious, which is sometimes overlooked. Be careful where you get your news from, and be cautious of who you give your information to. Who knows what a site like this would do with it. If it’s info on the next Nexus you’re looking for, be sure to keep us in your bookmarks.


Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Taylor Wimberly

    What’s wrong with posting rumors and speculation? :P

    • Dustin Earley

      So long as you credit the right people…

  • ddpacino

    LMAO, I came across that site the other day. What threw me off was 1) the url, 2) the Nexus One photo. I just closed the tab.

  • luiek20

    Really? But I seriously can’t wait for the real details to be announced and the actual phone be released! Ive been holding out on any every phone that has been announced/released just fornthe next nexus! Hurry Google!

    • Marcus

      I can’t wait either! I tried to hold out on every phone until the Nexus 3/Prime/2/whatever they decide to name it came out, but my mom dropped my Nexus One… and cracked the entire screen. We couldn’t afford to replace it so my mom took it as her phone. My dad, whom I live with on the weekends, decided to get me a new phone with a 2 year contract :( I love the phone and all but looks like I wont be getting the Nexus 2/3/Prime/blah anytime soon

  • T1392

    Im so excited about the nexus 3 and ICS, I may just read this so I can pretend I know everything about it. Haha


    With all these rumors going around I still rely on your Taylor !! Your the final word on rumors when it comes to the Nexus Line.. I remember when everyone said no more Nexus and you broke the Nexus S story.. I wanted to shake your hand and pat you on the back.. You made my day

  • CTown

    So, whatever happened to! Perhaps these guys are actually reporting on a phone Google hasn’t started working on. Nothing wrong with getting a little ahead!

  • SliestDragon

    I bet that guy has already made quite a bit of traffic. Amazing what people do…

  • Elimark1611

    Hi all the google nexus prime site is just a fan site I created that allows you to get notified on the release :)

  • Elimark1611

    If you dont feel comfortable registering on the googlenexus-4 site follow me on google plus search nexus prime you can get updated on the release there

  • Metaksan

    Google did a good job in this phone.

    The screen is so good and I think Google will do much better as Motorola was bought..

    Lets wait and see..