Wishful thinking? Google mistakes its own Nexus for iPhone

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



30. Droid773

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

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

28. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 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

27. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Iww for nexus lols

26. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

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

25. t3hSt1ngray

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

TIL: Hoppa Over = Next in Swedish.

18. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

SOMEONES getting fired.

16. windy

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

thanks Google for making me laugh :)

14. iMacCEO

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

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

11. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 896; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

17. Igneel unregistered

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

10. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

9. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

7. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

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

13. iMacCEO

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 17, 2012


29. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

If this the case Google offer me a job..... i am really good at Ctrl+C Ctrl+v....... you won't be disappointed....

6. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

5. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

face palm..

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

What a shameful mistake!

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

24. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

2. wendygarett unregistered

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

15. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

1. zvioocge

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 23, 2012


8. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

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

12. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

would be true if it was a samsung nexus

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

23. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 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 !

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