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LG Nexus 4 Benchmark Shows Codenames of Mako and Occam, Hates All Over the Motorola Rumor

A purported benchmark for the LG Nexus 4 appeared at GLBenchmark this week, showing us some of the dirty details that we were still hoping to get clarification on before the product is unveiled next Monday.

First off, you’ll notice that we have a device name of “mako” which has been known as the codename for some time now. Second, you’ll notice the word “occam” in the build fingerprint and product, another name that has been tossed around. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, the tin foil hats came out, and a group of Android enthusiasts jumped to the wild conclusion that there was a better-than-average chance that this was going to be a separate Nexus, probably built by Motorola. You see, because if you Google the term “occam,” you’ll find “Occam’s Razor.” Apparently, that should mean that occam equals RAZR, which equals Motorola phone. Wild, I know. This benchmark, if legit, debunks the hell out of that.Β 

“Occam” in this case is the build product, a second name attached to all Nexus devices that refers to software builds. For example, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus runs under codename “toro,” but it’s software builds fall under the name “mysid.” For all GSM Galaxy Nexus variants, you’ll see codename “maguro,” however, each version has a different software build codename like “yakju” or “takju.” Make sense? So “occam” simply ties software to the LG Nexus 4, which is known as “mako.”

Along with this clarification on codenames, we also see that the device was running Android 4.2 build JVP15LΒ at the time of the benchmark. The screen resolution is 1196×768 (instead of 1280×768), likely because of the on-screen navigation keys that took up space during the benchmark. We can also see that the processor is clocked at 1.5GHz, which matches up to what we have seen the Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at on other phones.

By the way, we should point out that we predicted that the “occam” was the LG Nexus a few weeks back. We also pointed out that the “manta” or rumored 10-inch Nexus tablet, was likely built by Samsung, something that could also come true.

Via: Β GLBenchmark

  • Funny how the only site that mentioned anything about Occam’s Razor being a Moto device that I saw was here and everyone ran with it and now they make sound like it was absurd in the first place. What happened to actual news about things that matter in instead of 8 rumors a day. The writing has gotten pretty cynical too I think the writers are getting board with the site and it is showing in their content. I used to keep this site open all day and check a few times now I am lucky to open it once a week. Wish we could go back to news instead of speculation.

  • Jack Hoffman

    Anyone else realize that if you spell ‘mako’ backwards and pronounce it, you get ‘ok-am’ (=occam)?

    Mind = Blown…

  • I would definitely purchase a new nexus, but not Samsung one. Its time to change!

  • Trevor

    Damn. Motorola Nexus dreams shattered.

  • Steve Jobs Jr.

    Occam —> maccO –> Mako…..See what I did there?

    • michael arazan

      dam Kellen must be a straight up code breaker when it comes to android code names.

  • Asimoalex

    So am I the only one still upgrading to it from the Gnex

  • Greyhame

    Some serious AP bashing going down…

  • Yep, this basically destroys any doubts. So the device name is “Mako” and the firmware is called “occam”. Good information to know. πŸ˜€

    • JoshGroff

      Mako like the shark, or like FF7? I must know!!!

      That is what makes or breaks it as a device.

      • FF7!!

      • Aj

        Or the guy who voiced Aku in Samurai Jack and Uncle Iroh in Avatar?

        • JoshGroff

          Him too. πŸ™‚

  • Kr B

    Yeah, when you get rumors like codename Occam == Motorola because of some far-fetched, and much needed connections, we dive into the realm of the wild and generally unfounded rumors of iProducts. I’d hate to see Android news emulate the very thing we laugh at.

  • Prox

    I like my Sammy GNEX, but I think I am going to give this a spin. If the price is $399 or below I will buy from play store and give it a shot.

  • KleenDroid

    Somebody from the phone manufacturers please “LEAK” an un-encrypted bootloader for your newest phones. Just like Samsung did with the S3

    I am up in the air here. I am actually still very happy with my Nexus but its been a year and I’m getting the itch. The S3 is an option,… I wonder about the Note 2.

  • YourFriend

    My whole week has been ruined by this revelation.

    • Tried to tell you when this rumor started that it was wild as hell and likely not true. πŸ˜›

      Looking back now, we predicted more than once that occam was simply the LG device.

      • moelsen8

        boo, just make it happen kellex πŸ˜›

      • mbaldwin85

        Not to toot your own horn or anything though :p

  • Josh

    I’m still crossing my fingers for a Moto Nexus πŸ™‚

    • Not happening for a while. πŸ˜›

      • JoshGroff

        12/21/2012, the release date for the Motorola Nexus. πŸ˜‰

        • kixofmyg0t

          Pretty sure I would know about it if it were true.

          • JoshGroff

            It was a joke, insinuating that it’s the cause of the apocalypse…

          • kixofmyg0t

            I know. Tone doesn’t translate well to text. :/ oh well.

          • JoshGroff

            That’s why I put the winking smiley face

    • Moto has already made a Nexus. It’s called the Xoom. Unlockable bootloader, updates directly from Google, a version of Android was developed using it as the reference hardware (Honeycomb), and it runs the vanilla Google experience. It’s a Nexus in everything but its name.

  • Raven

    Ironically, I think that “Occam’s Razor” applies in this case and many of the tin-foil hats should learn it.

    • moelsen8

      i see what you did there

    • Mack

      Nice one. I realize that it’s not going to happen this year but…all I want for Christmas is a Motorola Nexus. Here’s to next year Moto.

      Wow…I feel like an Apple fan now. “Don’t worry, we’ll get that feature in the next iPhone.”

  • Droidzilla

    People have to resort to Google to know what Occam’s Razor is?

    • JoshGroff

      Yes, and some people have to Google LTE. Not everyone knows everything that others view as common knowledge.