NeoBytes :) Oops! Google promotes Smart Lock feature with a Nexus 6 running Windows Phone

NeoBytes :) is an occasional feature that takes a step back from the big headlines, to take a look at what else is happening in the vast, scary expanse of the tech world - often with a cynical eye, always with a dose of humor.

Gather round, folks, because this is probably the closest you'll ever get to seeing a Nexus device officially running the Windows Phone OS.

Over on the Google site, on a page promoting the company's Smart Lock feature, you'll find various sections explaining the usefulness of that feature on Android and Chromebooks, with images of Google devices to accompany the descriptions.

At the bottom of that page - under the 'Smart Lock for Passwords' subheading - Google has used an image of its Nexus 6 flagship to illustrate the usefulness of the feature, which can take any password that you save in a website on Chrome, and use it to authenticate your access into its corresponding Android app, and vice versa.

Unfortunately, as TechRadar points out, the image showing Netflix on the Nexus 6 is actually the Windows Phone app, not the Android version. Awkward.

Of course, this kind of thing happens from time to time, and it's usually the result of clueless designers in marketing departments overlooking details that those of us in the tech community immediately pounce on, so we can laugh at their foolishness, while smugly patting ourselves on the head for noticing and being generally brilliant.

If you're still hoping that there's a sliver of a chance that a Nexus Windows Phone might still make it to market, then you are, of course, quite mad. But hey, we can still dream, right...?

Source: Google Smart Lock via TechRadar

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