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Submission + - A Report Card on the Google Nexus 4 Phone (blogspot.com)

DougDot writes: "After having had three months to fully explore the phone, we thought we'd give Google a report card on the Nexus 4. We divided the report card into the following categories:

1) E-commerce purchasing experience,
2) customer support, and
3) product quality."


Submission + - What is Evil? (blogspot.com)

DougDot writes: "Which sort of brings up the question: is it evil of Google to sell product which they know is defective, and to do so for months without telling us? And then to sort of, unannounced-like slip out a software release that silently fixes things?"

Submission + - Persistant wifi and bluetooth bugs in Android 4.2 (blogspot.com)

DougDot writes: "Lately, it seems all the news sources have been soft-balling Google regarding the Nexus 4, the Nexus7, and the 10. And especially with regard to wifi and bluetooth bugs that crept into the Adnroid distribution with version 4.2.

Well, as it turns out, the masses are not happy. Not happy at all. Read on to find out why."


Submission + - This Is Not A Story About The Google Nexus 4 Phone (blogspot.com)

DougDot writes: "This isn't a story about the Google Nexus 4 phone, nor is it about the fact that there have been problems with its wifi and bluetooth operation that have persisted since the initial sales of the phone last November.

It is a story about Google's astonishing apparent indifference to the failings of the phone, and to its estimated customer base of ~400,000 users."


Submission + - Has Google Become Institution-Bound? (blogspot.com)

DougDot writes: "The debut of Google's new Nexus 4 phone has been a less than smooth experience for the the internet giant, from minute one of day one. To the no-doubt embarrassment of the the management of a company that is the embodiment of "big computing", their public-facing ecommerce systems were totally incapable of meeting the initial demand for the new Nexus 4. Play.google.com servers crashed under load in the first few minutes after the phone went up for sale on November 12, 2012, and stayed down for most of the day. [...]"

Submission + - Have a Nice Day (blogspot.com)

DougDot writes: "In a perverse sort of way, there is some sense of satisfaction to be derived from pestering a behemoth for having produced faulty product."

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