Lost Nexus 4 prototype in a bar leads to unusual leaks
There are stories and then there are epic misadventures. One of these were suffered (read: enjoyed) by one of the first consumers of the yet unreleased Google Nexus 4 phone. The prototype of this phone was found by the bartender of 500 Club, in San Francisco, who later shared it with a technology-savvy friend. The deductions of the finding were yet unclear, leading to the latter contacting Google’s HQ. The phone, when found did not have a SIM card in it and a ‘not for sale’ mention on its outside was one of the main reasons of stirring concerns. However, Brian Katz from Google’s intelligence wing managed to procure the precious prototype. He also offered a free phone to the bartender if he did not share the images that he clicked of the phone. But…
Of course the bartender shared the images. Given that he couldn’t figure out why these geeks rant about such phones that come every now and then. The Nexus 4 is rumored to pack a 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage, all nestled neatly behind a 1280×768 display. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing such a tale. An Apple employee did the same thing in 2010 and 2011.