Nexus rumours proven to be fake?
We reported yesterday that a few Google employees were in fact laughing at the Nexus rumours that were flying around. We were hearing about the Android 4.2 variant of Android, with Project Roadrunner, Customization Centre and more on-board. We heard reports of these rumours from near and far, but it appears that the original Hoaxer has now come out and told everyone that he had faked the whole thing.
If you read the comments over on this post on Android Police, the hoaxer (who appears to be legitimate) explains in detail what he did. However, while much of the reports were said to be fake, the hoaxer said he had no part in the following stories:
- Wall Street Journal article that reported we’ll be seeing several Nexus devices.
- CNET’s confirmation of an LG Nexus device.
- Android 4.2 handles spotted on server logs.
- Rumours of the SD-slot not being in the next Nexus.
For now, we still have those pieces of information to go on. There’s no word if the hoaxer is the same one that told MoDaCo of the specs of the next Nexus device, but it appears as though it’s a different story altogether. There’s also the 32GB Nexus 7 that has popped up here and there that doesn’t seem to be linked at all, but time will tell.
We’ll have to wait until the announcement is officially made. While everything seems quite unsure for now, we can remain certain about one point – nothing is set in stone until the final (and official) announcement is made – stay tuned.
Who knows, maybe even the ‘Hoaxer’ is a fake and these rumours are true. Food for thought.