Fake Nexus tablet image is fake

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.

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



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012


2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I love the title of this article. "Fake Nexus tablet image is fake" Let me guess.... this is a fake? lol

5. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

6. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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

9. Scott_H

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

It's an internet meme.

13. Scott_H

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

To expand on my comment, it's basically short hand for "I'm stating the obvious". As in: "silly internet memes are silly".

14. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

No need to reply to these idiots

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

18. Scott_H

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

22. cacarr

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

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

17. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Obvious comment is obvious...

21. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

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

19. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

20. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

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

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Even if this is fake. still looks very pretty

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