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Wishful thinking? Google mistakes its own Nexus for iPhone

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Wishful thinking? Google mistakes its own Nexus for iPhone
The Nexus 4 is probably the most sought after device on the planet right now, with supply so tight it just cannot meet the demand. The device is obviously so precious for Google, it internally calls it... an iPhone. This is what happens when Google is the only one to develop the platform and there is no one to check about mistakes in the code.

The hilarious slip happened in the Swedish translation of Android 4.2 where one of the notifications mistakes the Nexus for an iPhone, and pops up the following message (rough translation follows):

"WARNING! Any operator data charges may apply. The configuration of the iPhone can require significant network activity.”

The issue was originally noticed on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but it can also be reproduced on a Nexus 4. A change in the Android Open Source Project has already fixed the issue, but its existence is what’s fun in the first place. You can try and reproduce it by going into /system/app/SetupWizard.apk on your Nexus.

source: Android via Reddit, Android Police

Wishful thinking? Google mistakes its own Nexus for iPhone

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posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:10 14

1. zvioocge (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


LOLOLOL

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:42 12

8. rf1975 (Posts: 238; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


looks like Andy foget to change the phone name after copying iOS code....

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:09 14

12. monkeytown (Posts: 97; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


would be true if it was a samsung nexus

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:07 14

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5464; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


iOS code is not open source so how he would copy it? Think twice before saying something!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:25

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yea, that's right, think and post wisely!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 11:02 2

23. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


but they do can get code even though its not an open source....the ipsw file decoding or using some insider or something......hope apple wont start suing them again for this !

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:10 25

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Another iPhone? Just take my money!!! :D

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:36 4

15. Ohrules (Posts: 305; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


i think that you should again start using pics of that asian chick as your profile picture. Just Sayin'

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 08:54 3

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol...i agree!! Suits the name more! :D

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:13 11

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


What a shameful mistake!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 08:55 1

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Maybe it's time for Google now. 1st it was Nokia, then Apple and now Google. Though i think it's nothing major!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 12:28

24. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Correct... it'll be just like a goodwill deed.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:24 8

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1323; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


LOL Google!Why was the word iPhone even there in the first place?

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:35 3

5. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


face palm..

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:35 7

6. Insignificant (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


This is not wishful thinking. An example of wishful thinking relating to these two phones is if Apple internally referred to the iPhone as a Nexus 4.
Calling a Nexus 4 an iPhone is a disgrace. All those responsible should be fired immediately.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:36 7

7. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


looks like google has copy pasted this warning message from iPhone.....

Lazy peoples....

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:30 1

13. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


exactly

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 07:41

29. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


If this the case Google offer me a job.....

i am really good at Ctrl+C Ctrl+v....... you won't be disappointed....

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:46

9. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


if i am a kid here's what i think- THAT NEXUS' EVIL!! KILL IT BEFORE IT MAKES FRIEND WITH THE IPHONE 5!

If I'm a sensible Guy here's what I think- Just some minor Software update will solve it.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:57 1

10. amozhi (Posts: 96; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Clear evidence...It's time for Apple to sue Google... :-)

sarcastic

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:00 4

11. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 628; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


This is so made up. My friend has Samsung nexus & sister has Nexus 4. In the wifi menu, this msg doesnt appear (on both devices) when turning on data connection. The snap put here is definitely from a rooted device & an xda developer's custom ROM.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 08:21

17. Igneel (unregistered)


in swedish? maybe you're using it in english? you didn't mention that.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:31 3

14. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


not only warning guys.....the whole iOS is copied by google..!! xD

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:44 2

16. windy (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


thanks Google for making me laugh :)

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 08:52 2

18. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


SOMEONES getting fired.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 12:49

25. t3hSt1ngray (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


TIL: Hoppa Over = Next in Swedish.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 16:21

26. Shino (Posts: 173; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Bhahahhaha! Giggle copycats!!! Hahahah! In every aspect! So pathetic!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 18:41

27. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Iww for nexus lols

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 00:45

28. techloverNYC (Posts: 369; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


lets hope this becomes true. Andriod needs a device that can represent the face of andriod.
Way too many andriod high end phones out there

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 16:50

30. Droid773 (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


In Android you can do that and many more thats why I love it.

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