Google dismisses LG Optimus Nexus rumours, original claims debunked

Google dismisses LG Optimus Nexus rumours, original claims debunkedThere have been all kinds of crazy rumours flying around lately about a new LG-made Google Nexus handset, supposedly running an upgraded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

But one dismissively brief put-down from a Google employee later, the rumour has been turned about and sent back from whence it came – complete with a full retraction from Android4Me, the site that surfaced the story in the first place.

The details of that story we've already covered: an Android4Me reader contacted the site claiming to have been handed the supposed LG Nexus for a quick spin.

“I can confirm the next Nexus is LG Optimus-based. The phone looks surprisingly like the Galaxy Nexus and does not have sharp corners like the LG Optimus we already know,” the source claimed. The handset would be released, we were told, on the back of the appearance of a freshly baked Android 4.2 Jelly Bean boasting a clutch of new features and improvements.

A couple of other hints and rumours appeared to back up the gist of the story – that was until Dan Morill took to Google+ with the following: “Reading rumor sites.... LOL.”

But the real dose of cold water to the whole affair came from Android4Me itself, with the site admitting it had been misled by its source and had published the claims without running them by its other sources for confirmation.

In other words, as you were everybody.

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Pondlife  Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:10

Hmm and today there's "pics" of it on xda and spread to the android sites.

lcurdie / MOD  Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:26

Android4Me? :p

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