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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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 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.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Windowsphone finally leading market share :')

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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....

16. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Be optimistic brah

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 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%

17. vladislavvaz

Posts: 12; Member since: May 19, 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%

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The easter egg: rollin' blunts against the clock.

2. fizzlington

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 18, 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

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 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 posthttps://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/2w86xf/nexus_5_running_android_51_spotted_on_geekbench/coog3y3

5. supa_dupa

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

6. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

20. Offspringfan13

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 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 :)

8. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Z2 high as higher than high.

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

dammit Sony , leaving customers stuck with Android 419

11. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

15. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Yeah, Nexus 5 is the Guinea pig. XD

13. boomber163

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

U FOKIN WOT M9????

18. GeekMovement unregistered

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

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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