It’s not like we didn’t see it coming, but now we have it in black-and-white to weep over. Verizon, after many months of being hush-hush about the activation of Google’s Nexus 7 2013 on America’s biggest wireless network, has confirmed our fears.
Not all the way, as they’re still suggesting the LTE-enabled N7 will land at some point in the distant future on Verizon. Yet who’ll continue to show interest, say, two, three or six months from now?
The most ridiculous thing about the entire affair is Verizon appears incapable of assuming blame for a blunder, intentional or not, that’s entirely its own fault. They say we should boo Google and Asus instead, as a “systems issue” with Jelly Bean blocked the certification, with the two unwilling to work on it further as a KitKat update is looming on the horizon.
Sounds like an easy fix is imminent, since Android 4.4 should land on the new Nexus 7 in no time, but once that happens, “testing” has to start all over again.
Let me translate this whole thing for you. Forget about glitches caused by Jelly Bean. That’s not what this is about. Instead, Verizon is simply pulling out all the stops in order to make people settle for their crappy underwhelming Ellipsis 7.
Cynical, eh? Well, I’m afraid that’s how Big Red rolls.
Via [Android Police]