It may not be April yet, but that's not stopping Google from beginning its April Fools shenanigans. Several app developers have begun noticing a new section entitled "Reviews from Space" in their developer console, populated with a single 5-rocket-ship review from an astronaut named Alex Scott. The glowing review is sent from April 1, 2029, which might explain its premature nature: traveling back to the past has no doubt taken a toll on Mr. Scott's sense of time.

The device information holds some clues of what we can expect from future Google phones: the Nexus Space (codenamed nexus16) has a screen size of 3000 by 2000 pixels, with a density of 500 dpi. For those of you keeping count, that translates to a whopping screen size of 7.2 inches, meaning that the phablet of today will be the compact phone of tomorrow.

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Artist's concept of the Nexus Space. This guy has really big hands.

Among other things, phones in 2029 will run on 128-bit processors and come with 128GB of RAM, which will certainly come in handy for split-screen and freeform window mode in Android N. Unfortunately, it looks like Google will run into some issues in rolling out the next version of Android: the Nexus Space is still stuck on Android 6.0, almost 14 years after its release. Google really needs to work on its OS update schedule.

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