I have been sitting on this picture for a few days debating on whether or not to post it. I’m no custom ROM expert, but I’m pretty sure there must be some way to fake the version number of the Android software, even if it is something as simple as clever Photoshop trickery. The questionable concealment of the top and bottom of the device that is supposedly a Nexus One also raises some red flags.
At this point in time the only people who should have any true build of Android 3.0 running on their device would be Google’s Android engineers, and as this picture was passed along with no information other than a promised “more to come” we can’t quite say where it originates. I have decided to run it after reading a story over on Droid-Dog that reports instances of Android 3.0 (and even 3.0.1 and 3.2) have started to show up in the logs of popular benchmark software Linpack for Android.
Just a little something to pique your curiosity on this Monday morning. It could be that the Android Team has begun testing builds of Gingerbread (Android 3.0) in the wild, and one Googler was brave enough to send this picture along. It could be that this is totally fake and that the benchmark data was also faked. For now take this with a big (and when I say big, I mean HUGE) grain of salt and just enjoy the possibility.