The rumor mill churns and, having churned, moves on. The big story today is that according to sources familiar with the matter, reports have leaked that lead us to believe that an employee who asked to not be named has told Digitimes that sources say the next Nexus may have already been patented by Apple as the subject of the latest lawsuit to come out of Cupertino.

According to the sources, LG, HTC, and Samsung are all working on their own Key Lime Pie-based variants of the Nexus Google Experience Galaxy 10 7 4G LTE series. Early reports peg these devices as being faster than the old versions and also thinner, and probably bigger, but definitely expensive. The three companies are working with Google on this single, joint-venture Nexus device, confirming that the multiple Nexus rumors were both true and false at the same time. We've obtained an exclusive slide revealing this device for the first time:


Key specs for are as follows:

3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 9990 Pro K-Metal 3
5.3" 4K AMOLEDOLED Dual Matrix Super IPS Plus Bravia(TM) Retina display
Android Key Lemon-Lime Kandy Kane
13 megapixel PureView camera
Wireless charging
4,000 mAh battery
2 microSD slots
Fingerprint scanner
On-the-fly drive encryption

In a preemptive move, however, Apple has filed suit against HTC, LG, Samsung, Google and you. Among the patents asserted by the Cupertino company is one covering the use of NFC in the device. Apple claims that "We work hard to innovate and push the boundaries on consumer technology. We can't abide other companies coming in ahead of us and stealing our ideas before we have the chance to bring them to market because we don't think the world is ready for them yet."

Google has stepped in to defend its partners' innovations, stating that "We do not believe that litigation is the best way to move technology forward. Seeing lawsuits pop up before devices are even released should be more than enough proof that our patent system needs reform." When asked what, if anything the company would be doing to fight back in the legal battles, Google said, "We've formed an alliance of over a dozen carriers and manufacturers to ensure that counter-suits are delivered in a timely fashion and will be supported for up to 18 months." When asked for details on this alliance, the Google rep seemed to have completely forgotten the program existed.

Apple, in a rare display of transparency, commented on the new patent lawsuit, describing it as "magical" and "revolutionary." Said Tim Cook, "This is the most beautiful lawsuit we've ever released. It's twice as fast as our previous lawsuits, and the subpoena we served Samsung was carved out of pure sapphire."

Source: Google

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Despyse

    HE DID IT! Bravo... *clap, clap, clap*

  • cybik

    ... well-played. Bastards.

  • K900

    AMOLEDOLED? I laughed so hard for whatever reason.

  • Despyse

    OMG the source! LOLOLOL

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I was crying by the end.

    • fixxmyhead

      u got me with the link

      but i knew it was fake right away. an LG "Nexus" phone with touchwiz 3.0 running froyo,HTC capacitive buttons also the body looks like a One S, LG camera icon on touchwiz, and fake ass specs with really fake OS version

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        You're not supposed to not know it's satire - the title is more than obvious, and the first paragraph kind of sets the stage for the whole thing. I can't believe people are even considering this to be real at any point.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

          My sources are RELIABLE! Stop calling my journalistic pieces satire!

          • Abhisshek Das

            Eric you are my man , when i will be in your town i would like to buy you beer ^_^ ( ps: i am strait, not gay ;-)

        • fixxmyhead

          well i was just curious about the link. also u guys do make a lot of grammar errors and i thought u guys just messed up on the title

        • http://thedangerbrain.com/ Alfonso Surroca

          I thought the title was an attempt to cram every possible Android-related word possible into one headline, which it did, magnificently.

      • Daniel Watson

        Just sayin'... the One S is grey/blue not white.... That'd be a One X

        • fixxmyhead

          yea i know but its shoped so they can change the color. i wasnt sure which one it was but i knew it looked like either the one x or one s

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang


  • http://twitter.com/cdemero Christopher DeMero

    LOL "This is the most beautiful lawsuit we've ever released. It's twice as fast as our previous lawsuits, and the subpoena we served Samsung was carved out of pure sapphire."

  • http://www.facebook.com/MyRealNameIsBuckley Ivan Vargas

    trolled so hard lol

  • kenjab

    But...just 1GB RAM?? This phone sucks!

    • RedPandaAlex

      I don't know why this is so funny, but it is.

      Edit: It's like in order for this article to be complete, we need that one spec to bitch about.

      • http://twitter.com/TurboNegro7791 Tyler Hills

        It's gonna be on VZW with a locked bootloader. BA ZING

    • Daniel Casciato

      I think the iPhone 5 has 512 Mb... fanboy

      • Alpha_Axl

        I believe it's called joking.

      • PINJ

        No it doesnt, fanboy

        • Abhisshek Das

          you have no sense of humor, or sarcasm sense moron

    • TheKockyRooster

      you suck, you're the dork that see a Porsche and says "oh only 4 cylinders", tech works in harmony.

    • thatoneguy

      it was a typo. it's actually a TB

    • Google_is_the_Higgs_Boson

      Thats the funniest shit I heard in a minute!

    • abqnm

      Yeah but it is 1GB ULPSHSODR7 RAM that runs at 1.5THz. For you noobs out there, that is 1GB of Ultra Low Power Super High Speed Octuple Data Rate-7 Random Access Memory.

  • Tatsuya

    It's time to go take a walk in the countryside! Deep breath...

  • vidoardes

    I like the rick roll, nice touch!

  • igloobunny

    You had me at cookies.

  • tehsouthpaw

    Beautifully crafted article. Definitely Onion worthy. Just beautiful.

  • Laweg

    Is that a Mash-Up from Googl Plus? Anyway, awesome!!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Btw, the real source is a dare by Zack Davis here: https://plus.google.com/103876278794381402383/posts/3skEyV7yhpZ. Somebody owes someone a nickel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600092244 Wil Alarcon

    I see what you did thur.

  • Kenny O

    LMFAO! This one had me going, then I got about half way down and I was like "wait.....what??" Awesome.

    • vidoardes


  • http://www.thelewisshow.com mlewis106

    And here I thought they were going to use the AMOLOLOLOLED® screen technology...

    • Leonid Podolny

      TrolloloLED screen technology

      • Guest

        Patented by Apple even though they have nothing to do with it.

  • headcipher

    Best article yet!

  • http://profiles.google.com/hephastus Kurleigh Martin

    LMAO this is amazeballs

  • Warren

    Most worthless article ever.

  • http://twitter.com/lonndoggie Lonnie Brownell

    Hrm...Oct 1st would be exactly 6 months before Apr 1st, so there might have been that. Posted a few days late, maybe?

    Well played.

  • worstnameever

    What the hell kind of article title is this

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      1. Welcome to the wonderful world of satire.
      2. You can post 1 message and combine all your thoughts into it. It's the magic of having a Disqus account.
      3. Check the source - it's legit I tell ya.

    • http://youtagged.me/ pache71

      a great one

  • Seanzky

    Did you guys get hacked?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShitizGarg Shitiz Garg

    I bow to your superiority. Never really expected the Google+ post to make it here.

  • Charles Clout

    What a rick rollin' day!

  • theentropic

    I'm buying this phone DAY ONE. AMOLEDOLED CAN'T BE BEAT.

  • clay

    Hard to believe. Android Galaxy 10 7 4G LTE? What the hell are these?

    • http://youtagged.me/ pache71

      Check the source

  • Bala

    lol the key specs says the rest of the story.. its so faking fakeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • jammer

      You are the guy who always says "April Fools!" really loud and ruins it for everyone, huh?

  • jammer

    1GB of RAM!? Seriously, these companies need to figure out what consumers want.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      But it has Cookies. And 3x NFC.

      • Andy_in_Indy

        So does the Dark Side. Doesn't mean they are or aren't laced with cyanide, just that you should avoid the ones with almond flavor.

      • Tarandeep Singh

        >> We can't abide other companies coming in ahead of us and stealing our ideas before we have the chance to bring them to market because we don't think the world is ready for them yet.

        Shutup and take my money.

      • Skywriter

        How many cookies?
        I only need 2 NFCs but I want at least 10 cookies. Too few cookies is a deal breaker for me.

        Btw, a friend of mine knows a guy who works for a company. He told his sister that you will get a free unicorn if you preorder this phone. I trust my friend so it must be true

    • http://youtagged.me/ pache71

      Check the source

  • Lorenz

    hahaha if that were true, i still wouldn't buy it. everything in the specs sheet was blown out of proportion...then 1GB ram..

  • http://www.facebook.com/idan.yael Idan Yael

    Is this just a test to see if the readers click on the "source" link ? :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft


    • Scott

      I did, even though I knew where it was taking me LOL

      • http://twitter.com/#!/Topperfalkon Topperfalkon

        Same here. I just happen to like Rick Astley

  • Vito Cassisi

    This. Changes. EVERYTHING.

    • http://jeremyperez.com Jeremy


  • aman1127

    Is this a joke? There seems to be lots of trademarked names mixed together with ridiculous specs. And a paltry 1gb RAM? Why not 5gb? 4K AMOLEDOLED Dual Matrix Super IPS Plus Bravia(TM) Retina display. really? Why isnt it 3d with a built in projector?

    • Vito Cassisi

      Nah man, this is Legit™

      • aman1127

        If this were real it would have a superduper ultra bioluminescent nano pixel holographic display running android 10.2

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Not a joke - check the source link.

  • poops

    That must have been one of the worst attempts at sarcasm Ive ever seen. Weak.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's not sarcasm. It's satire.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        Maybe he's being sarcastic.

        • http://youtagged.me/ pache71

          Then that must have been one of the worst attempts at sarcasm Ive ever seen.

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

    It's got two NFCs? Shut up and take my money!

    • ssj4Gogeta


      • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

        Oh snap! I'll probably never use the third NFC though, two is enough for most people.

        • ssj4Gogeta

          They have a scheme where you can return the 3rd NFC and get 11 more pixels on your screen.

  • gardobus

    It's not April 1st bro

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Why wait for an arbitrary day when it's relevant today?


    It's not even April 1 D: ?

  • Paul.

    That's messed up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ajay-Jose-Appaden/524880909 Ajay Jose Appaden

    This seems extremely unlikely...both the device and apple being so stupid as to make that statement...I know apple has been a cry baby for a while now...but no one can stoop so low and lose all intelligence...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Totally likely - the source shows it.

  • Greyhame

    Freakin' hilarious!! Well done sir, well done. Even after all that, didn't see THAT coming in the link, hahaha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hypeog Hector E. Gaxiola

    ha ha ha ha ha..trolled so good..

  • TechGuy

    Can't be genuine with all those specs and only 1GB of RAM.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      No, it's legit. Check the source.

  • http://twitter.com/bliind blind

    Very clever source ;)

  • http://www.app365.hu/ Lusztig Zsolt

    Best.article.EVER :D

  • Himmat Singh

    So now this is becoming like the troll columns that one of those old dudes at CNet writes every now and again? Funny or not is immaterial...I don;t see the point of AP doing this. Already, some in the comments section believe the article (not sure if they're double-trolling or not though).

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Mr. Party Pooper, I see you've arrived. We've saved a delightful seat for you right over here - at the bottom of the comments.

      • Himmat Singh

        Well, that's just awesome. I guess I'll get downvoted like never before then. Either way, it worked out well for the traffic, so there's that :)

    • http://youtagged.me/ pache71

      Dude lighten up and unwind your panties every once and a while and laugh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamparroyo Adam Arroyo

    Nice. I especially like that it still only has 1GB of RAM, despite being forged out of pure unobtanium.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Hey, come on, get serious - they're just being realistic, like HTC with the One X+.

    • ssj4Gogeta

      I heard Wolverine had a patent on adamantium, so they had to use unobtainium.

  • http://twitter.com/GitMuny Ciroc Obama

    First off, it should be called the Nexu$ Google Experience Galaxy 10 7 4G LTE Touch X MAXX+ HD 2s. Also, the line about why Apple is suing for this mythical device is too true.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      4G LTE.

  • http://twitter.com/jglodek Jakub Glodek

    FINGERPRINT READER!!!! That is what I always wanted with my phone!

  • http://twitter.com/TurboNegro7791 Tyler Hills


  • Sven Enterlein

    I guess without having read the Google+ post related to this nobody will get this article :D hint: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103876278794381402383/posts/3skEyV7yhpZ
    I think it shows how flexible Eric is with regards to his writing style. RESPECT!

    • http://youtagged.me/ pache71

      I still found this to be hilarious and then the post made it a million times better!

  • derekross


  • John O’Connor

    we got jokes. teehee

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.woods.5832 Alex Woods

    ...I hate you so much Eric. I was genuinely excited...

  • ssj4Gogeta

    The above mentioned specs are really old news. I just received the information a few nanoseconds ago that Intel, feeling left out, have decided to bully all the manufacturers into using their processors. "We've already kept aside $5 billion for potential lawsuits", Intel CEO was telling the reporters. Here's what else we know:

    1- The phone will use a 130-watt Core i7 SSJ4 3960X Extreme Edition
    2- In light of this, the manufacturers have decided to up the battery capacity to 10,000 mAh, more than doubling the battery life to 17 minutes
    3- Nvidia is in negotiations with Google for providing the GPU.
    4- Samsung has stated that they're giving away 7.5 pixels for free with the display, making the display a 4k + 7.5 unit.
    5- Dyson is complaining that there isn't enough room left in the chassis for their best vacuum cleaner model
    6- Starfleet is in talks with Vulcans for permission to include Vorl-tak, their psionic amplifier. They don't want to get sued for patent infringement.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Topperfalkon Topperfalkon

      nVidia are already providing GPUs for Android... What did you think Tegra was?

      • Matthew Merrick

        i believe the correct answer is "dissapointing" :P

        • http://twitter.com/#!/Topperfalkon Topperfalkon

          Meh, I'm happy with my Tegra 3 phone and tablet

      • ssj4Gogeta

        I was pointing toward something like GTX680. ;)

    • http://twitter.com/whatisajimmy ok

      The battery comment made me burst out laughing and now my pants are soaked in water. :'(

  • br_hermon

    That.... was....awesome!! :)

  • KayUrban

    That post gave me cancer.

  • PINJ

    Who would beleieve that shit?

  • Piyush

    only in dream

  • Sean Knighton

    Wait, is this phone going to have NFC?

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    Best Android news report ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

    Wtf! These specs are so 10years ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Elias/100001244625526 Joshua Elias

    Hahahahaha three years from mow

  • EstRivera


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Shields/501538981 Justin Shields

    I didn't know it was April Fools.....

  • jakymiwm

    I was sold when I saw three NFCs! Try and block that AT&T!!!

  • http://www.euandroid.com.br Tsuharesu Luciel


    This is the best rumor that I ever heard sauhsausahusahsuah

    But... the RAM should be better. Like, 3GB DDR3 Trial-channel tri-slot trial-safe...

  • Pancake345

    A 3GHz process would melt your phone in your hand. I'll believe it when I see it.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      We've got an investigative reporter over here! Can I offer you a job?

  • Jonathan Wong

    2 Micro SD card slots with 64 GB internal!

  • TheKockyRooster

    WOW, some specs... I think i just heard doves cry!

  • http://twitter.com/Gehim Rehan Ahmed

    Those specs are just a techees dream "yet"!

  • Alatam

    Is the headphone jack on the top or bottom?

  • Mete ASLAN

    But why 1 gb RAM? Is it ajoke?!??!?!?!?

  • Andy_in_Indy

    The new Ikea Luminam 9020 with Windows Mobile 8 has more "Wow!" and "Coolness!" factors.

  • touche

    Never gonna give you up

  • JLishere

    My favorite feature: the cookies.

  • Muhammad Zohaib Rizwani

    Is it 1st april already?? :o

    • DavidKeith

      Did anyone read the specs and think this is real?
      We already have phones with 2GB of RAM.
      NFC is listed twice
      2 MicroSD slots = stupid No manufacturer would do that
      FingerPrint Scanner is was too patentedAndroid ? serioulsy?
      and in case anyone missed it.. click on the source link.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        NFC is listed 3 times.

  • ConCal

    fake written all over it.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You don't say? Whatever gave you that idea?

  • mduran1023

    But does it have a free NASCAR app?

  • Dan

    How can you NOT read an article with that headline?

  • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    clap... clap.... clap... clap .....clap

  • Scott

    This shit cracked me up. lol @ lemon-lime kandy kane

  • p3ngwin

    "....according to sources familiar with the matter, reports have leaked that
    lead us to believe that an employee who asked to not be named has told
    Digitimes that sources say....

    Jesus Christ do some proof-reading will you ?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Someone didn't get the point.

  • LMAO

    This is fucking hilarious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/minh43 Minh Ly

    This is likely not the nexus device because there are softkey buttons.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's the one after that.

  • Anon

    The video is not available in your country... I want to be rick roll'd, dammit!

  • Warren

    I'm done with this site until the authors device to grow up and stop deleting users comments.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That was my bad, or rather a Disqus bug. When it said "3 new comments," I clicked and it loaded them up, they all had the same user name and were all pretty much saying the same thing, in slightly different ways. So I deleted 2 of them as dupes and replied to 1. Turns out they were left by 3 different people, unlike what Disqus was showing. Anyway, I just restored the 2 deleted ones.

  • robert alexander

    Hope everyone knows this is a hoax

    • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

      the specs could be a hoax, but the next nexus phone is really near: the italian MediaWorld electronics megastore has put the galaxy nexus on a huge sale, and in the last 3 years whenever it did such sales during this period, new phones come out....

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

    I didn't know that today's date was April 1

  • snofrandy

    Wow. I totally skipped the specs and got annoyed reading "Apple" "Patent" and "Lawsuit" in one headline. Then I clicked the source and got Rick Rolled. Fail.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      On the other hand, I think that's a success.

  • Abhisshek Das

    Thats linked video is so EPIC and Inspirational . must check the video. thanks admin for post such great article and that video :)

  • draiko
    • http://www.facebook.com/Sluisd Darrell Sluis

      Kinda looks like the ipone 5

      • draiko




  • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

    This post is something like an "April fools" joke; everyone realizes that, right?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      I found it unclear. I was very confused until the last paragraph. I very nearly wrote a lengthy response, criticizing the author for the unbelievable amount of mistakes (NFC three times? Really?), but then I picked up on the joke. Obviously Apple wouldn't carve subpoenas out of sapphire.

      They'd use onyx.

      • Matthew Fry

        I can't upvote this enough!

  • atg284

    Lol this is great!

  • Matthew Fry

    LOL! I'm glad Artem was not joking about publishing it :-D

  • Matthew Fry

    But does it have NFC?

  • Freak4Dell

    LMAO. The sad thing is, there will probably be a phone released with an even more ridiculous name than this, and the article about it won't be a hoax.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Cyrek/23920065 Christopher Cyrek

    I have never wanted anything to be real so bad.

  • Jon Garrett

    Um is this a real story or a clever joke?

    • nerdswagfest

      closely look at the phone and you should be able to figure it out

  • http://www.facebook.com/fransarj Francis Arjonillo

    Happy October fools' day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ccrew02 Cory Crew

    I love how you just get Rick Roll'd if you look up the source

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510272284 facebook-1510272284

    I'll take it

  • yarrellray

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps this...

    • squiddy20

      You obviously missed the point of the entire article. It's not even a real phone. I thought that would have been apparent from just half of the fictional specs listed. I mean, Android NFC listed 3 times? "4k 4K AMOLEDOLED Dual Matrix Super IPS Plus Bravia(TM) Retina display"? Not to mention that this is tagged under "satire", "obviously this is a joke", and "humor". Good job on those fine reading, comprehension, and deduction skills Richard. You're as sharp as ever. -_-

  • http://fnords.org/ Markoff Chaney

    You guys should leave the humour to someone else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse


  • troll

    thats weird, the link just takes me to a video that everyone keeps giving me links to... :P

    nice one guys

  • piotrbuda

    That must be Fake because Apple's next lawsuit will be longer and in wrong direction.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/ablelawrence Able Lawrence

    Wow triple NFC
    The patent apple is enforcing is the one they have on patent suits

  • Aniket

    i think its a htc one x with lg logo n touchwiz skin! Doesnt seem real... what do u think

  • yarrellray

    None of these specs will ever happen...Maybe from Samsung before anyone else...

    • squiddy20

      Hahahahaha! You're such a moron! Half of these specs are already in use (NFC, 13 MP camera, 1 GB of RAM, wireless charging, 64 GB SSD (found in the iPhone)). So much for *none* "of these specs will ever happen". The rest of these specs are either duplicates of the above mentioned features, or so outrageous that they won't be possible in mobile phones for years. This is the second time you've commented on this article and it's sad that you still don't get that it's a satire. Utterly pitiful.