Samsung Nexus 3 doesn’t exist after all, a lot of questions remain unanswered

The Nexus program is definitely the number one topic of discussion in today’s Android world, and, with Google’s special event cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, we’re still left commenting the endless string of rumors, speculations and leaks that came our way lately.

One of the most bizarre rumors in a while was started by a Google Switzerland employee less than 24 hours ago and spread like wildfire around the web. John Mueller uploaded a couple of unsuspecting photos to Picasa that, after a closer look, seemed to hide a dark secret.

The pics were snapped by a mysterious Samsung Nexus 3, according to EXIF info, which got us thinking. Could Samsung’s close relationship with Google give birth to another Nexus device besides the just about confirmed 10-inch tablet?

But if that was the case, what in the heck was with that Nexus 3 name? It all seemed too X-files-like to be trusted, and now we know why – it wasn’t true.

Or at least that’s what John Mueller himself claims. The author of the photos got to Google Plus and shattered speculations with a short, but clear message: “Just to be clear, the EXIF data here is modified. Sorry for the confusion.”

End of story, right? Well, not exactly, because even more questions seem to arise after this “clarification”. First of all, what was or is Mueller trying to hide? We’re not saying the EXIF data wasn’t or can’t be tampered with, but why would anyone do that? What could be the real device that snapped the photos?

Secondly, if he in fact wanted to hide something, why not cover your tracks smarter? Why invent a bogus name when you can easily use one that can’t give birth to any speculations? Unless the EXIF data wasn’t after all modified, which brings us to the next question.

Has Google forced the company employee to deny the whole thing in order to keep future plans secret? Well, that is definitely one thing that only time can tell. For the moment, we should probably keep an even closer eye on what will the Nexus program actually bring in the next days or so and then maybe we can figure out how a “Nexus 3” could fit in there.

What do you guys think? Could our “conspiracy theories” have any truth behind them? Or have we just seen too many sci-fi movies? Last, but not least, what the fudge will the Samsung Nexus 3 be if it’ll be?

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