Nexus One Is Flattered By Its Chinese “Clone”


Let me put it this way: when your phone’s design and likeness is completely ripped off, you should be quite flattered to say so. We often see these knockoffs in many forms and in all types of technology, and phones seem to be right up there with the top prospects. Usually, we’ll see the millionth take on the iPhone making its rounds, but this time it seems we’ve gotten a hybrid of the iPhone and Google’s Nexus One.


Originally spotted by TechPinas, this clone almost completely looks like the HTC-manufactured Nexus One, but further digging would prove otherwise. This phone does not sport a 1ghz Snapdragon, it does not have a 3.7 inch screen – instead it packs a massive paltry 3.2 inch – and it most certainly isn’t running Android or anything remotely close to it.


In fact, it seems that the faux-phone (pronounced pho-phone, for giggles) takes its software queues directly from the iPhone OS. I’ve always wondered who would punish their wallets by spending any amount of currency on one of these blatant fakes, but they continue to pop up all over the place. You can have one, too, for $80 (550 yuan) but I would much rather put that money toward a plane ticket to wherever this manufacturer is headquartered and laugh in the owner’s face.

[Thanks, Engadget]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. If it was a complete knock off with android I’d buy it hell $80 for a nexus knock would be cool but this is nexus with an iPhone knock.

  2. Well one thing the Chinese are good at are making clones of popular items from golf clubs to watches to phones.

  3. Sad but true. Because they don’t innovate, they will always be followers. Whatever that means.

  4. I lold this looks like the biggeat failure ever.

  5. It’s like one of those fake Louis Vuitton or Coach bags…But for nerds!

  6. A Nexus running an “iPhone ROM”? I would almost buy one just for the novelty factor!

  7. Thats one hell of a knock off.

  8. To Tan, yeah the Chinese don’t invented anything, oh except printing, paper, gunpowder, compass, and lets not forget toilet paper.

  9. why cant these chinese just make the software right then i would buy a million phones from them! come on guys! you can get the hardware right why cant you just get the dodgy indian guys to give you some great software!!!!

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