It is close to the launch of a new gadget from a major gadget maker and the flood of leaked images and specs hit our newsrooms.
Many of them turn out to be interesting information and pieces of official documents, helping us to give our readers up to date and hot information prior to a product launch.
However, a majority of such leaked images we receive tend to be outright fake ones, mainly eyeing on the SEO opportunities of the curiosity factor. We have seen a new leaked picture, allegedly of the 7-inch Asus Nexus tab Google is expected to unveil in the upcoming Google I/O event, taking its rounds in the web.
However, it turns out to be a typical example of how a faked image can hit headlines close to a product launch.
A close examination of the magnified image can help you find bounding boxes and the noticeable change in the noise near the area of the picture where the Google and Asus trademarks are housed, revealing the poor photo manipulation skills of the faker.
However, there are instances when marketing teams of a company depends on some photo manipulation to prepare promo material for a device which is still in the making.
But it is highly unlikely that Google’s marketing team will go for a promotion with such a poorly made image than looking for better options.
So if you find the image again in your online expeditions, don’t get blinded by the SEO ploy, let’s wait for a credible hint about the Nexus tablet.