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Now we find a Nexus 5 powered by Android 5.2; Sony Xperia Z2 powered by Android 420?

Now we find a Nexus 5 powered by Android 5.2; Sony Xperia Z2 powered by Android 420?
On Tuesday, we showed you a Geekbench benchmark test of the Nexus 5. What made it interesting was that the phone was running Android 5.1 while being put through its paces. Not that seeing Android 5.1 running a Nexus phone would be that earth shattering. After all, back in December we told you that the build could be released in February.

But now, as the clock on the wall heralds the arrival of Wednesday, another Geekbench test starring the Nexus 5 has appeared. And this time the phone is allegedly being powered by Android 5.2. Of course, Nexus handsets and tablets get first crack at new updates so it should be interesting to see when the Nexus 5 receives its next update and whether it will be Android 5.1, or Android 5.2 that comes at it OTA.

Speaking of surprising Android builds, one of our loyal readers passed along a screenshot of the Sony Xperia Z2 taking a Geekbench test with Android 420. Don't wait up for that build to arrive as it sounds like some sort of technical error. Or, as pointed out by another PhoneArena reader, it is a sophmoric joke.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Geekbench (1), (2)

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posted on 18 Feb 2015, 00:05 14

1. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


The year is 2096, google has circled through the alphabet 4 times already.
And this year at Google IO, they are announcing Android 420: Blaze it.

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 00:07 4

3. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Windowsphone finally leading market share :')

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 00:57 10

7. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL........that won't happen even in 2096 considering it took MS 5 years just to introduce wallpapers to WP.

People are still waiting for interactive tiles for ages and still there are no sign of coming that in Windows 10....

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 03:35

16. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Be optimistic brah

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 01:28 8

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


WindowsPhone 80 (anounced in year 2096) finally has games from some leading manufacturers and a fully working instagram app , marketshare still remains at 4%

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 04:48

17. vladislavvaz (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 May 2014)


WindowsPhone 80 (anounced in year 2096) finally has games from some leading manufacturers and a fully working instagram app , marketshare still remains at 4%

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 00:13 1

4. vuyonc (Posts: 1024; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


The easter egg: rollin' blunts against the clock.

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 00:06 3

2. fizzlington (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


"Speaking of surprising Android builds, one of our loyal readers passed along a screenshot of the Sony Xperia Z2 taking a Geekbench test with Android 420. Don't wait up for that build to arrive as it sounds like some sort of technical error."

No, it sounds like a 12 year old having a laugh. Android 420.696969?

420 - Cannabis reference
69 - Sexual reference

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 01:51

12. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I actually made this tip, I found them from Reddit

Someone linked the PhoneArena post about a Nexus 5 with 5.1 on GeekBench
Some Redditors said that it could be someone editing their build.prop
Some other Redditors did so to prove the point that that Nexus 5 with 5.1 could just be edited build.prop

Link to Reddit post
https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/2w86xf/nexus_5_running_android_51_spotted_on_geekbench/coog3y3

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 00:36 2

5. supa_dupa (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


LOL-lipop is an utter failure.
5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1, 5.2....bug fest...

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 00:48 25

6. kryme (Posts: 372; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Lol...let's not get started on ios 8

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 02:23 4

14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3040; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


http://www.wired.com/2014/11/ios-8-buggiest/

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 11:10

20. Offspringfan13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Apr 2015)


Yeah lollipop kinda sucks... Ruined my nexus 7 2013. BUT I tried installing 5.1 and it runs pretty smoothly. Oh, I see I am not the only Offspring fan on PhoneArena :)

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 01:15 2

8. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Z2 high as higher than high.

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 01:30 5

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


dammit Sony , leaving customers stuck with Android 419

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 01:41

11. greenelektron (Posts: 533; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Nice to know that my nexus 5 is not that old. It's used as a sort of a lab rat.

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 02:33

15. ruwie (Posts: 103; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)


Yeah, Nexus 5 is the Guinea pig. XD

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 02:18

13. boomber163 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


U FOKIN WOT M9????

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 00:14

18. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I'm so curious to know what Android 'M' is going to be.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 11:09

19. carlemillward (unregistered)


I wonder if the nexus line is finished, or will it be nexus 5 (2015)? Nexus 6 was kinda big for most consumers, but I guess they can release whatever they want.

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