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Fake Nexus tablet image is fake

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Fake Nexus tablet image is fake
As you can probably imagine, we receive quite a few images at PA that purport to be leaked shots of upcoming products. Some turn out to be real, and it’s always exciting to bring you those stories. Most of the images we receive are more ambiguous, and we try to be forthright about the size of the salt grain you need to take with them. And finally, sometimes we get images that are clear fakes.

That’s the scenario we find ourselves in this morning – there is an image making the rounds that appears to be a leaked press image from the upcoming Google I/O conference that shows off a 7” tablet. And it’s a nice looking device in the image. Unfortunately it’s also a pretty obvious fake. Close examination shows clear “bounding boxes” where there is a significant change in the digital noise surrounding the “Google” and “ASUS” trademarks, as well as around the Nexus logo in the middle of the screen.

Of course sometimes legitimate marketing teams have to create composites when they are working with unreleased products, but we think it’s safe to say that anyone working for Google ahead of I/O would start with significantly better assets prior to making a composite. So consider this a public service announcement: if you see it pop up on your travels around the world wide web, you can rest assured that it’s not the real McCoy. And you don’t have to take our word for it, you can enlarge the image below and check for yourself.

Fake Nexus tablet image is fake

Because these types of fakes are often SEO ploys, we are not providing a direct link below.  Those who suffer from unmitigated curiosity can surely find the correct site with a judicious use of your favorite search engine.

source: Digital Versus

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posted on 13 Jun 2012, 11:50

1. Birds (Posts: 1017; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


It is fake. All the artifacting around the branding logos proves it is not real. I can't even say that this is a nice try. it is a big fat and juicy fail...

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 16:31

23. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


THE STUFF OV DREAMS... ANOTHER CONCEPT DESIGN...

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 11:50 12

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4326; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I love the title of this article. "Fake Nexus tablet image is fake"

Let me guess.... this is a fake? lol

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 12:34

5. biophone (Posts: 1894; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


What the fake tablet is fake. Who woulda thunk it.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 12:36 1

6. biophone (Posts: 1894; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


As in scott you might want to reconsider changing the title so it doesn't sound so well "retarded."
Here is a suggestion:

Leaked images of Nexus Tablet are fake

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 12:59 3

9. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


It's an internet meme.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 13:19

13. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


To expand on my comment, it's basically short hand for "I'm stating the obvious".

As in: "silly internet memes are silly".

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 13:24 2

14. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


No need to reply to these idiots

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 13:56 2

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4326; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


The only idiot here is the one who is name calling. biophone has a very VALID point. Keep things respectful & don't call people idiots when you are the one doing idiotic things.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 14:44

18. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


I totally agree that name calling is inappropriate, and it should always be ok to ask questions on our forums.

As for the title, any sort of pop culture reference will be missed by some portion of the audience, whether it's from Shakespeare, the Avenger's movie, or something from the internet. Quoting someone as un-erudite as Homer Simpson (something we've done before) likewise looks silly and childish to people who don't get the reference. The only foolproof solution is to never liven up titles and articles with such references, but that would ultimately be worse.

Since the title is now embedded in the comments it would create undue confusion to change it. But everyone should feel free to continue to weigh in, as long as it's done respectfully.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 13:51

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4326; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I agree but you represent PhoneArena.com & a title like that does imply that it was either a mistake or it was not very well thought out.

If you have to explain yourself then the title is really not working for you.

Also it sounds like something my 3 year old would say not a person who is writing for a tech & news site.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 16:29

22. cacarr (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


The vast majority of people interested in a Google-branded Android tablet are going to understand the meme.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 14:05 4

17. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Obvious comment is obvious...

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 16:07

21. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


lol. I had the same reaction to the title, scrolled down to comments and as expected someone already commented about it.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 15:49

19. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


uhm, if you search hard enough, you can obviously conclude that it is without being an expert...cause... you know, conceot-phones.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 15:49

20. CellularNinja (Posts: 303; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I could do that photoshopping in five minutes on gimp. . . sad, sad attempt.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 19:14

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Even if this is fake. still looks very pretty

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