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How's everyone enjoying their Android 4.4?

Oh, that's right. CNET, the source of this rumor, tricked most publications with their false confidence. But that's not what annoys me the most.

What really grinds my gears is their original title, which they changed after everyone was done sourcing them more than a full day later. 

Original story, published October 10th, which mentions rumors in the body but definitively states that both the Nexus 5 and KitKat are set for October 15th: Google Nexus 5 and Android KitKat set for 15 October http://web.archive.org/web/20131010110916/http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/google-nexus-5-and-android-kitkat-set-for-15-october-50012457/. This story tricked most everyone who only read the headline, including even +Marques Brownlee, who would never otherwise post a rumor as a fact.

The current story, updated on October 11th or 12th, conveniently adding "Report:" to the title in an attempt to shift the blame to the fact that it was and has always, in fact, been a rumor: http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/report-google-nexus-5-and-android-kitkat-set-for-15-october-50012457/.

Great reporting there, +CNET!
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never believe anything on the Internet 
 
I don't even consider them much of a tech news outlet these days. Shameful.
 
That's what happens when you listen to CNET.
 
Preach! I've always trusted Android Police more than CNET, Engadget, and the other big names.
 
I gave up on cnet a few years ago. It was pretty obvious they didn't know what they were talking about when it came to android. Now I tend to stick with dedicated news sites for the subject at hand. Sites that encompass many subjects tend to know the basics (or just enough) about each various topic.

Edit: Anandtech seems to be the exception to this so far. They are very knowledgeable at many tech subjects.
 
Just stick with The Verge. They are in bed with Google, so they know their stuff.
 
When I was at Google, it was really fun to track down the ratio of accurate rumors: it was very low. Now that I'm not at Google any more, I can't know which rumors are the accurate one, but I know from experience that most of them are inaccurate, many laughably so.
 
I only go to Cnet to read comments from Apple employees.
 
+Jean-Baptiste Quéru What did Android engineers think of our shenanigans - apk teardowns, early leaks of stuff, like Gmail last year, GTKA, Stock Android isn't perfect, etc? I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to be a fly on that wall.
 
They do that a lot lately. I guess they desperately need traffic. 
 
Tech journalists have no one to blame but themselves, can't believe you routinely copy stories without checking the source and then have the gall to whine when it turns out to be false.
 
Well today is 16 already...
 
4.4?? HA! the TF201 is still stuck at 4.1.1 i think. was supposed to be updated but never materialized
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