Jul 11 AT 9:44 PM Alberto Vildosola 20 Comments

Nope, this isn’t the Nexus 3 either: Part Deux

We’re still months away from the release of Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus 3, but rumors and leaks about both are already coming at light speed. As you might know, we categorize leaks and rumors as “Genuine,” “Corporate” and “Fakies”. Well, I’m sad to say we have yet another case of the “Fakies” today.

Earlier we came across the news that Samsung’s Romanian Twitter account confirmed the company as the manufacturer of the Nexus 3. After a bit of back and forth among the Android and Me team, we decided to let this one go. There was just something off about Samsung confirming itself as the OEM for the Nexus 3 via a Romanian Twitter account. It also didn’t help that somebody deleted the tweet before we got to use our trusty Print Screen button on it.

Right when we thought this Fakie was ready to die, a few other Android blogs picked it up. Our friends over at Phandroid reported on it a few minutes ago, and they did manage to grab a few screenshots of the tweets. Interestingly, they only make this leak all the more fake. Embedded below is one of those tweets. As you can see, the tweet cites this article as the source of the information.

However, the article is just a repost of BGR’s “exclusive” that popped up a few days ago. In other words, somebody at Samsung used BGR’s article as the source for this information. That’s mind-blowing. No wonder some people thought this news somehow confirmed BGR’s report. So, either BGR is now Samsung’s official blog, or the person behind the Samsung Romania Twitter account has no idea what he/she is doing.

As you guys know, we’re completely obsessed with the Nexus 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich here at Android and Me. We talk about it practically every week. But that doesn’t mean that we can jump on every Nexus 3 rumor that comes our way, even if some of them sound as awesome as a Nexus 3 with a Super AMOLED HD display. Sometimes we have to fight that “ZOMG HD screen” feeling and take a second look before reporting on something that has more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese.

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Alan

    The tweets seem to imply that sammy is going to be making the displays for these sexi nexii. That i can believe because both the one and S have had sammy amoled displays. A super Amoled display of some kind wrapped in a sexy htc/moto metal case filled with googly icecream goodness would be pretty awesome

    • http://Website Houston

      I don’t want to sound rude, but your last sentence sounds kinda gay :D
      (think about this one)

      • http://Website kevin

        That is funny! I almost snarfed my coffee :D

  • Nate B.

    Personally I hope Sammy makes this one as well. I don’t believe this rumor but I do want Sammy to scrap this one up again. People don’t like them but I do. Some people dislike the Nexus S but you have to realize Google had much say on that device as well, so don’t make it seem like Sammy did it all.

  • http://dr Dr. Samsung, CEO of betrayal & customer genocide

    We will betray you nonetheless.

  • http://Website Ron Amadeo

    Thank you for investigating instead of being a mindless echo chamber. Very few sites think before they hit that post button.

  • http://Website Tito!

    I’m Happy for Sammy. :)

    though, LG probably should have be given a chance.

    • http://Website Paul

      Give Motorola a change or Sony ericsson.

      • http://Website kid_352003

        Motorola had a chance, It was the OG with 2.0. Google to the core like the G1 and really put Android on the map with those Droid commercial.

      • https://plus.google.com/117702410245683101961/posts Lucian Armasu

        Motorola had enough chances. After being “blessed” by Google to have the first Android 2.0 and Android 3.0 devices, they took that popularity and used it to lock down all their following devices.

        Motorola needs to make up for their mistakes in a big way, before users can trust them again. Maybe starting selling phones with stock Android will be a good start.

  • http://Website sixohtew

    this is explaining the display.. my htc incredible has the amoled display, my buddy has the slcd display… mine looks wayyyyyyy better… i wouldnt doubt it in one bit samsung will make the led display for the newest nexus.. they honestly have the best technology for it.

  • http://Website mister

    Sites don’t care if it sounds real or not… as long as it sounds like something they can write about and link to, they’ll do it for the hits.

  • http://www.witinnovation.com/mobile_apps_Android.html android application development company

    very informative blog. We are into mobile apps development

  • http://AndroidActivist.org Scotty Brown

    Thank you for being responsible and not reporting any tiny fart from someone who may know someone as gospel truth.

  • http://Website Zhi Hao

    Well, as long as the screen is made by Samsung, I don’t mind. Samsung’s Super Amoled Plus is top rate, and couple that with stellar pixel density, that would be a no-brainer. But don’t forget that Samsung is reserving their Super Amoled screens exclusively for their own devices, so it may not make it’s way to other OEMs. So if the phone isn’t made by Samsung, chances are it won’t have a high-end Samsung screen (unless Google really pressures them, and I mean really).

    Of course, hope still exists, and since initial rumors point to Samsung being the OEM, I still believe that the next Nexus will have an awesome screen.

  • http://www.thatboyjay.com Robot Human

    I used to not he a fan of Samsung phones. I am an HTC fan. But with their Nexus S and SGS2 productions, I wouldn’t mind seeing them produce the next Nexus. But is it really going to be called the Nexus Three? I read awhile ago from a Google Rep or Exec. that they named the first Nexus the Nexus One with the purpose of naming following devices Nexus Two, etc. I figured the Nexus S was just named that BC it was Samsung made and basically a slightly updated Nexus One esp. not even being released a year after the Nexus One.

  • http://Website Paul

    If they want to have super amoled then unfortunatly it will have to be Sumsung which is a shame, so once again no LED Notification light, can on Google INSIST on a cheap buy essential LED notification light.

    I know you can use noled app, but this does not all ways work, but a LED light always works.

  • http://Website Danny

    Samsung:Display/Internals = + HTC:Design + Google: Software= Dream Phone!!!

  • http://Website E

    You are right it is better if it was 1995 and u call us old with that poor outdated excuses of a OS

  • NiveK

    Read this, it states it will be HTC and A dedicated Google+ button from an official Google Employee. http://www.facebook.com/G00GLEPLUS