Googler debunks the new Nexus program and Android 4.2 rumors with "LOL", source apologizes

Googler debunks the new Nexus program and Android 4.2 rumors with
We've been in speculation frenzy mode over the last week, with Google's elusive annual Nexus device(s) taking up the hot seat. Undisclosed "sources" have been speculating that there will be more than one Nexus device this year, running Android 4.2. That new Android version, they claimed, will include an official theme manager that will have the manufacturer overlay on the side, but the phones will ship with stock Android.

Well, that, and many other rumored features. Google's Dan Morill, however, took to G+ yesterday, and enigmatically wrote: "Reading rumor sites.... LOL," leaving everybody in an even more frenzied mode. Well, the source of these rumors actually apologized for not confirming them with multiple sources, so we now know what he meant:



The "Hoaxer" himself added what's still possible, and what he made up:



It was a sweet rumor while it lasted, which, of course, doesn't preclude seeing an LG Optimus G Nexus soon with an updated Android 4.2 onboard, it's just that the scope of the Nexus overhaul might be less ambitious than what we hoped for. We'll know more when Andy Rubin takes the stages at the AllThingD: conference later this month to talk about Nexus-y stuff.

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27 Comments

1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Am still hopeful to see something exciting....

3. ilia1986 unregistered

No need to hope - Google always announces exciting things.. Unlike another company I can think of. :)

6. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

There's another company?

9. ArvinS

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

This made my day.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

No dont think theirs any other good company but google

27. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2280; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I do vaguely remember seeing a few people at the local Starbucks talking about some other brand. I didn't really pay much attention to it because they were talking about "revolutionary" features I've known about for years now. Lol. Joking aside, I too am looking forward to the month of November.

19. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

yeah like integrating google glass with nexus or android phones. I would getting updates of missed calls and messages without taking out my phone.

26. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

LOL = they're right on the money? or LOL = these guys haven't the slightest clue what we're about to drop on 'em?

2. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Bummer :|

4. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yeah, bummer. No innovations for today.

5. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

still patiently waiting for my next nexus device

7. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

All he said was "Reading rumor sites.... LOL" How is that debunking anything? There are plenty of unreliable rumor sites out their with ridiculous information on them. I'm not indicating whether these rumors are true or not, but I don't see how his statement debunks anything.

8. archon810

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

You're right, the comment was just a comment - it's obvious what he was talking about but it wasn't the debunking. The debunking was exposed by the hoaxer here:http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/10/07/the-android-police-week-in-review-the-biggest-android-stories-of-the-week-93012-10712/#comment-675183270

10. enemy_dil

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Bummer :/ Still got hangover? Have some coffee. Btw IOS rules! Lol

11. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

whenever i read a comment like this I just assume it was posted 3 years ago.

18. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

for me, the number of dislikes usually means the comment is bogus and retarded

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Im still excited to see the ne nexus! Just hope they put put it on every carrier with STOCK JELLYBEAN & hopefully a SD CARD

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Micro SD card slot or at least 64GB internal space. :)

15. 90ninjas unregistered

Does anyone else realize how dumb of a name LG Optimus G Nexus is?

17. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

didnt uptil now. your comment did make me think about it a little. it would sound better as LG Optimus nexus G

16. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

please dont let xperia nexus be a rumor.

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

jus hoping sony, htc, or moto can pull it off, either one of those would be a success

21. yoyo93

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

A Sony Nexus device would be a dream come true for me.

22. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

All I really want are multiple brands with a Nexus. And a SD card slot and Removable battery.

23. Jericho unregistered

Where's the MIZ!!!!!

24. deathgod

Posts: 122; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

The customization center is one rumor they should turn into reality. Personally, I'm hoping they wait to debut a new nexus device with the A15 cores, seeing as how I think thats what phones next year are gonna be gravitating towards.

25. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Don't forget. Google also said that they were not making a sequel to the Nexus S back in 2011 and 6 months later we have the Galaxy Nexus.

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