Google Play Event Explained by Geek.com's Russell Holly
"Alright, guys. I'm the blogger from Geek.com who started this whole mess. Amusingly enough, I'm also the guy who reported about the Google Play edition phones that started the whole "I'll eat my dick if it's true" thing. ASUS making the next Nexus 10 was also me, for what it's worth. I don't do a lot on Reddit, but you guys have been really funny whenever breaking news happens. Nothing is happening tonight.
There will be no live stream, no press conference, nothing. No one is coming out on stage with a mystery device in their pocket, and no one that I know has been given a N5 or N10 for review yet.
For your information, while we do occasionally get those before they are available for sale we do not get them before they are announced. I didn't break an NDA.
The Google Play team didn't think I would react the way I did when I got the invitation, and neglected to include some kind of note asking me not to share it. I caused that team a lot of headaches this past week as a result. It was a communication error, and I jumped the gun.
End of story, I promise. It's been a long month, and we don't have too much longer to wait if what I am hearing is true. I'm sorry I screwed up and got everyone's hopes up, and I'm pissed that I have to apologize because I'm just as excited about this phone as everyone else, but please take my word for it. Nothing is going to happen tonight. I know, I know. "Why book Capital Cities?"
To be honest, I don't have the answer to that. Big companies hire bands for small events all the time, and usually it really is because reasons. The price was right, the band was available, and that's all she wrote. It happens, and it isn't indicative of anything."
His profile: http://www.geek.com/author/rholly/ (the story has been removed)
...Let's lay off the guy. We all get excited. He jumped the gun. This incident should really just give us perspective on how much we want these things. Is it healthy?