Oct 06 AT 11:54 AM Taylor Wimberly 85 Comments

Googler responds to Nexus rumor reports with “LOL”


What does Google think about all the recent rumors surrounding the next Nexus and Android 4.2? The company won’t comment on rumors or speculation, but that hasn’t stopped one of their Android team members from sharing his thoughts on Google+. Dan Morrill summed up his thoughts after reading the rumor sites by saying, “LOL.” Which rumor do you think he found so funny?

Source: Google+

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • Meister_Li

    I’m hoping he finds the low storage funny, as I really don’t want that. <.<

    • Abe C


      8/16 GB does read like a bad joke

      • Alex8ion

        Count your blessings! My phone was only given 512 MB of internal storage.

        • monk

          Your phone probably had a microsd slot to add 32gb of storage if you want

    • bubble tea

      typical, androidandmean has been fooled and pranked

      • kiki.utena

        He’s lol’ing at cnet being so late with the rumour. Nothing to do with this site.

        • kiki.utena

          Because I’m too lazy to sign up. Just ignore the trolls.

      • Galen20K

        remind me again why guest’s are allowed to post…? *shrugs**

      • Max.Steel

        This is why this site needs to only allow registered users to post comments. Trolls like this.

      • vido.ardes

        So now A&M have had to retract there rumours for being the ONLY blog not to check sources, is everyone going to come back and remove there down-vote from this guy? Or are you all going to act like little fanboys and still jump to A&M’s defence?

        • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

          They DID post that it was a rumor and any or all of it could be incorrect… there WAS a disclaimer. And several other blogs have sourced A&M on the same rumors, soooo…. Yeah.

      • Martin Vezko

        >>typical, androidandmean has been fooled and pranked

        Bubble tea was spot on!

    • aranea

      it’s the non-removable battery rumor that he’s laughing at.

    • jamal adam

      Perhaps, it’s an inside joke.

    • republican pride (white)

      He was laughing at you shepp shagging meandroids. Hes a proud iphone 5 owner and loled at you poor meandroid bums who have to buy those cheap plastic trash phones. iphone 5 is superior, meandroids dont have passbook???? wtf lol

      • w00x
      • Itsme

        If you dont like Android then get off this site and go to your Iphone5 related crap. I hate Apple and its line of products but I dont go on related apple blogs and news sites moaning about it or saying my phone is far superior to every other phone on the planet. Grow up and do one to youe Iphone site. Its people like you who give yourselfs the name sheep. Go que up and wait for the 5s or something like that.

        • Matt

          Well said

      • Galen20K

        Actually Passwallet is Superior and more fleshed out than Passbook on IOS, I’ve used them both.

      • jamal adam

        Might I tell about this thing called NFC and Google Wallet. Get back to me if your iPhone 5 has NFC and then we might have something to talk about.

      • democratic pride (YOUR LAME)

        wtf is a meandroid?

        Android phones are made from all different kinds of material depending on if it is high end, mid range, or low end.

        Why do we need passbook? We have other apps that let you scan coupons/gift cards and collect all your stuff in one place.

        Too bad your iPhone 5 can’t pay for shit with your credit card. No NFC chip for you =(. Oh ya and have fun with your shitty map program. It will gladly get you lost.

    • Nathaniel

      Just can’t agree more…

    • Richard Yarrell uses Android

      HAHHHAAAAA androidandme now looks like a complate FOOL. Amateurish blog, we told you its fake, but the android sheeps are clueless….


  • ashclepdia

    I Feel Like He Was LOL Not Because Of The ThNgs He Was Reading.
    But He Lols JustBECAUSE he WAS reading The Rumors. Why Would He Read The Rumors If He KNOWS already?
    Everyone ReadingInto The Post Too Much

    • zerosix

      I feel like somebody should get rid of the shift-button.

      • ashclepdia

        Wow I Get -27 Cuz Swype Doesn’t Play Well With Chrome….Nice…. dumbasses

  • rpras

    Or is that “LOL” like “I knew those guys could not be trusted to keep our Nexus program secrets!”

    This should all clear up soon enough.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I hope he’s laughing because we all know the super mega awesome specs that with put the iPhone to shame. Hear that foxconn?

    • elijahblake

      I doubt foxconn can hear you since they’re on strike right now AGAIN!! LOL

      • zerosix

        Even if they hear, I doubt that they care.

      • 5yhh5

        Those rumors were denied by foxconn, if you haven’t gotten out of your android bubble.

        • kazahani

          Oh well if Foxconn says it…

        • Nathan J

          What you have to realize is that Foxconn is a Chinese company, and the Chinese are a very proud people. To a fault, even. They go to great lengths to deny to the West and censor from their own people many things that shame them. They are also hard workers, so strikes are much less common than they are in America. When a Chinese company goes on strike, it shames them all. Of course they are going to deny it. I say, not as an Android fanboy (which I am not), but as a geek (which I am) that I believe Foxconn is indeed on strike.

          • Sherkalyn

            And considering the hideous working conditions Foxconn workers have been enduring (suicide nets rings a bell to ya ?), they’d be VERY justified to go on strike. There’s hard working and there’s inhumane underpaid slavery. That’s what one condone when buying an IPhone 5. Buying is voting, and, unless Apple seriously reviews their production ethics, I’ll be sticking with Android.

        • Galen20K

          and if you believe Foxconn’s denial, than I really feel bad for you! ha

      • Alexander drzfr3shboialex


  • jonathan3579

    Judgment on reserve. I’d love for many of the rumors to be true but I doubt we’ll see anything til the end of the month. :(

  • Prince77

    Hell, it doesn’t matter which one. He has the actually phone so he can laugh at just about any and everything. It may not be an LG phone period.

  • wasim

    Doesn’t really mean much considering Taylors reports have been spot on for years about nexus devices

  • Nathan D.

    I wonder what he laughing about. Probably the speculation on Android 4.2. We will probably have an idea when the month end and they announce everything.

  • Nate B.

    Time will tell guys, time will tell ;-)

  • diordna

    If Google wanted to squash the rumors they would have just come out and made a statement. This doesn’t confirm or deny anything. We’ll see…

  • ZR0ExX

    Probably wanted to play League of Legends. I know I want to.

    • descendency

      League of Legends confirmed as coming to Android as a Nexus only game.

  • peekay5000

    Maybe he’s just laughing at the fact that he has the actual device and we don’t :(

  • ReBuke

    Well whatever it is he was laughing at I’m sure that making a post about him saying “LOL” will get him going for sure!

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Maybe he’s laughing to try and make it look like we’re(the android sites and insiders) are wrong, when in reality they aren’t. Trying to throw everyone off their game so were surprised at the end.

  • inviolable

    Well the Nexus program and customization center sounds like a godsend, so I hope he’s just getting to draw attention away from it.

  • Scott

    i really hopesome of those features on android 4.2 are true. other than that its ok

  • lilmoe

    If there’s something to “lol” about, it’s the 8GB of storage.

  • Mikel

    Isn’t it obvious? He’s sending Lots Of Love to androidandme.

    • mikelward

      Dear downvoter. Sorry I forgot the smiley face. Whoosh!

  • http://gplus.to/winkx droidguyuk

    I wonder if he knows anything ? I know that LG have a nexus I’m beginning to think its a multiple nexus launch, the deal is if any OEM meets the criteria they can make a nexus phone, the WSJ reported this a while back .

  • Tottenham riots forever

    He was laughing at the stupid android sheeps like Richard Yarrell that believe just anything. LOL

    • jamal adam

      Last time I checked, it was Apple fanboys that would believe anything they were told by Apple.

      • Richard Yarrell uses Android

        rofl, look into the mirror….rofl …..punked!

  • Gsizzle

    Honestly, all will be revealed when the official announcement is made. But I do wish big G should throw us Android Faithful a bone regarding anything Nexus just to build up the hype.

  • descendency

    I think he’s just laughing at us, the people who read these rumors and seem to pay way too much attention to them…

  • rasty++

    We have a update in G+ …+JBQ -.-’

  • jtc42

    I don’t know why he’s LOLing… anything short of the rumours would be a let down. They need to make the changes rumoured so I’m interested to see if they have anything better that makes these worth laughing at.

  • turb0wned

    Hopefully the one that says that it will be made by LG.

  • gucciboi

    he’s LOLing because the rumors are right on the money.

  • Nathan J

    It’s like this. You work for a company that is widely loved and widely hated, depending on who you ask. Your company has a lot of secrets, some more dangerous than others. It’s also a relatively new company, not 15 years old, so it’s still a fun place to work. You’re working on a lot of exciting projects. Some will never see the light of day and that makes you kinda sad, because they’re awesome, but you understand some of the reasoning. Now a big update for one of your company’s most successful projects is about to be announced. You can’t wait for the cat to be let out of the proverbial bag. Rumor sites get wind of some of the details. You don’t know how or who told them, but they’re mostly accurate. A couple things are wrong, but it’s no big deal. You can’t confirm or deny per company policy, but you want to say something. “LOL” seems a proper response, considering who you are, who you work for, and how you feel.

    That’s how I see it, anyway.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    At least we know they read the sites, so maybe they see all the storage complain. 32gb on the next nexus with 64gb being max storage.

  • LOL

    He may be LOL at Apple fanboys that still able to post negative things in the comment sections of rumor sites

  • cGmC11

    I think it’s for the screen size and resolution, because the screen will be 5″ 1080p 440ppi that LG already be mass produced for the end of the year. LOL!


  • Mark

    Could it be more simple than what we think? Maybe lol means some of the rumors is completely wrong? And it could be a relevant rumor we give for sure at the moment.

  • theandroidmaniac

    Lol eh ? That’s funny . Check these out anyway – http://esponential.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/top-5-features-we-want-in-android-4-2-key-lime-pie-or-whatever-itll-be-called/ that’s some pretty awesome stuff right there.

  • walker

    What’s with iphone supporters here calling people stupid? Do they understand the definition of rumors? Information that’s not officially announced and confirmed.
    We have been told to take the rumors with a pinch of salt. Do they not read? People who appreciate android are hyped with the idea of a new Nexus release because it’s been successful. It’s just like iphone supporters who get excited with the iphone 5 leaks. Iphone supporters who talk trash here are being immature over every little misconception because of their bias attitude towards Android phones.

    • heat361

      They are accustomed to their rumors being true.Everyone knew what the iPhone 5 was going to be before it was released.

  • Max.Steel

    Wow. A Google + posts containing 4 non description words. Such hard hitting news. >_>

  • hector

    Paraphrasing Dan Morrill: LOL.

  • heat361

    With is this crap

    • heat361


  • Nathaniel

    LOL,the rumors are joke

  • birdman

    Uhhh I was kind of excited for customization center damn. Was hoping it would be the end of sense and the likes.

  • Droxolf

    Dan Morrill says : “LOL.” Which rumor do you think he found so funny?”

    I replied: rumor makes me laugh the most is the next manufacturer LG Nexus ^^ Seriously…LG?! WTF

  • Richard Yarrell uses Android

    Androidandme fooled again, this website turned into a joke.
    Look at the meandroid fans, they stare in disbelief. Fail.

    Fool me once, fool me twice….

    Lol ‘Project Roadrunner’. This code name was even a hint at fake, gosh…..

  • Mark

    After the last news on this site (“Retraction: Recent Android 4.2 rumors were fake”) I think I was right when I said that LOL simply means some relevant rumor here is completely wrong.

  • http://nickvettesephotography.com Nicholas Vettese

    Personally, I don’t believe he was negating the rumor. I think he was trying to throw you off track. They are doing their best to keep a lid on this, and it isn’t working.

  • Timcook

    Hello stupid DROID users,
    This is a reason why iPhone iPad and iPod Touch are better.
    Our rumors are actually correct.

    Enjoying Gingerbread?

    Tim Cook
    CEO Apple Inc.

    • recursive

      Tim how would you like to suck a robot dick for supper?


      • Timcook


        PS enjoying gingerbread on your DROID BIONIC and DROID X and DROID X2 and GALAXY S and NEXUS ONE?

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    Technically, he didn’t say he was reading ANDROID rumor sites… He could have been reading TMZ for all we know.