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Samsung “Nexus 3” Photos Hit The Web. What Is Samsung Up To?

Eric McBride
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One word that is definitely making its rounds in the tech word lately is “Nexus”. With an LG Nexus 4 phone, a bigger Nexus 7 (storage), and a Samsung Nexus 10 tablet on the way, pure Android fans are going to have plenty of decisions to make when it comes to purchasing a pure Google device this year. We’ve long known that the chance of seeing more than one Nexus device was something that could realistically happen in 2012, and if these new photos are any indicator, it seems that Samsung is set to unveil a possible Nexus phone alongside their Nexus 10 tablet. While this is naturally great news, I’m just asking myself why it’s being called the “Nexus 3”? Did Samsung forget how to count?

As someone who has literally owned every Nexus phone ever released, it’s pretty easy for me to see how Sammy messed up on this one. The HTC Nexus One was the first Nexus phone, followed by the Samsung Nexus S, and then the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That’s 3 already Sammy. Hell, if you count the Nexus 7 tablet, it’s actually 4. As LG is bringing out the Nexus 4, I really wonder why these photos (courtesy of Sam Mobile) show “Nexus 3”?

Fake? Could be. But considering that a Google Switzerland employee uploaded them, it seems highly unlikely. Maybe Samsung is planning to release 3 Nexus devices on their own this year?

So what exactly is Samsung up to?

As the Google event was postponed due to a hurricane, we will have to wait a bit longer to find out.

Picture credits: tabletworld.in (edited by myself) and Sam Mobile

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  • Anna F. Oct 29, 2012 Link

    Eric, it's the 3rd Nexus Samsung will make.

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  • Eric McBride Oct 29, 2012 Link

    Lol..yeah I know...but it's certainly nowhere near being the "third Nexus". Nexus is Google's brand...not Sammys :-)

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  • Anna F. Oct 29, 2012 Link

    Yeah but it makes sense. Samsung is like "Yo guys, this is the Nexus 3! Why is it called the Nexus 3? Well, we've already made 2 nexus phones so this is the Nexus 3 for us!"

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  • Eric McBride Oct 29, 2012 Link

    LOL! Why not! I'm sure Google wouldn't tell them no at this point! :-D

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  • Anna F. Oct 29, 2012 Link

    Exactly. It's just a name anyway. But, like I said, it makes sense.

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  • Ti Mo Oct 29, 2012 Link

    Not even Samsung would be dumb enough to call their phone Nexus 3, when LG releases the Nexus 4.

    Marketing strategy couldn't get much worse than this.

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  • Eric McBride Oct 29, 2012 Link

    That's also what I thought Ti Mo. It is indeed a bit odd.

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  • ljhaye Oct 29, 2012 Link

    I hope that this samsung Nexus 3 has LTE unlike the whole new Nexus line up coming in November. This glaring omission will affect Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10, I will not be buying any Nexus devices until this omission is resolved. Quite frankly I'm shocked. I know people say Apple is catching up, but this crazy going into 2013 here in the USA.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569688/why-nexus-4-does-not-have-4g-lte

    Epic Fail

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  • John Mueller Oct 29, 2012 Link

    Just to follow up here as well as I did on my original post ( https://plus.google.com/113006028898915385825/posts/2vemPAxnMYZ ), the EXIF information on those photos was modified. Sorry for the confusion :)

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