Is this real? Supposed images of the Sony Nexus X pop up on Picasa

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 15, 2012

Sony-xperia Nexus-back

I know that many people would love to see Sony’s take on the Nexus program. The Japanese company is one of the manufacturers that have been rumored to make a Nexus device, ever since the WSJ report from back in May.

Today, we have some good news (well, we hope so) for those looking forward to a Sony Xperia Nexus. A couple of pictures emerged on Picasa that supposedly show a Sony-made Nexus device. The images bear the title Sony Nexus X. The phone in question shares a lot of the design elements of the Xperia T and other recent devices launched by the Japanese giant, but in one of the pictures, you can see that the phone sports Google’s logo.


The other image shows the front face of the alleged Nexus X, running what appears to be Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.


The two images have been uploaded by the user “Mutul Yeter”, but a quick search suggests it’s probably a made up name.

Now, it’s very easy to forge such images, but we can’t help dream. The images do corroborate with other tidbits we learned over the last few months. But again, as some recent developments  have shown us, a good hoax always weaves in elements of truth.

What do you think?

  • Kok Hean

    It’s too… squarish D:

    First World Problems

    • YusufIslam

      then go for an lg nexus u ass.. :p

    • MasterMuffin

      That’s so fake, it looks like it was done with paint! :)

  • Not as cute as the Nexus 4.
    But, if it is really another Nexus … Me Gusta! * ___ *

    The more, the better!

  • derekross

    If this is a new phone, why is the Y in SONY worn down?

    • Remcom00

      Because it’s an early prototype?

    • Dan McSweeney

      Could be just a careless tester taking it round unprotected by a cover for a couple of months.

  • Not convinced.

  • Tony G

    What stands out to me is the missing Google search box on the home screen and my friend pointed out the OG browser icon rather than Chrome.

    • derekross

      AOSP comes with the Android Browser.

      • Justin W

        Not as of JB. The stock browser is now chrome for Android.

        • derekross

          As I said, AOSP. Go download and compile AOSP 4.1.2. You’ll get the stock Android Browser. Chrome only comes with the Nexus 7 (and new Moto’s).

          • Tony G

            I believe you are correct

  • Dave

    Hmm, looks fake to me.

    • MasterMuffin

      Looks really fake! You can see how it has been photoshopped….

  • it is fucking ugly :S

    • Jose Hernandez

      That, it is.

  • Jose Hernandez

    It would be great for Sony to make a Nexus. But this thing (if real) is butt ugly.

  • Damn that things ugly, but then again I dont like any of sonys designs. They look like they were made in to 80s.- KID ANDROID (Team.Android.Canada)

  • Douglas Yapú

    la parte de adelante se parece al lg optimus :/ no se si sea cierto, pero de que viene el nuevo nexus de SONY, viene!

    • Jei Arc

      y como puedes estar tan seguro? hasta el momento todos son rumores, a menos que tengas evidencia directa :), y si la tienes ya pasala!!! :D

  • Finally a Nexus that’s not butt-ugly. If it turns out to be real, I’ll seriously consider it as my next phone.

  • Jei Arc

    although i don’t mind more nexus devices Sony’s are one device that i won’t buy, not after the PS3 incident especially since I was one of those 1% user that user OtherOS feature. i just won’t buy anything Sony after that :S

  • weird placement of micro usb connector… I guess there will be no dock if this is legit

  • Whenever Sony does get it’s Nexus device (and it will) It will be mine.

  • Sondre Krumsvik

    I can’t believe that people hate the looks on this device. It is beautiful. If this is real I will consider buiyng it. Sony have some great designs on their phones, but their UI sucks.

  • ray01000101010101

    Hot, I can dig it over the Nexus 4

  • That phone is a fake. If you zoom in you can see the pixels around ta Google logo

  • Bevan

    JB on phone uses the Android browser, not chrome.

  • The photos are fake as the google search bar is missing and play store icon dowsn’t have the label its probably a launcher.

  • I think the device is xperia ion from front but from back its mysterious