Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Fourth Time's The Charm
I just ordered another Google Nexus 4. LG is gearing up to produce a new batch, for which the estimated shipping date of 2 - 3 weeks matches the now-estimated release date of Android4.2.2, which is purported to contain a less-buggy Qualcomm wifi driver, and patches to the buggy 4.2.1 wifi and bluetooth code. Plus, it wouldn't surprise me if LG hasn't tweaked a manufacturing issue or two that I believe existed in their first production run.
Hey, what have I got to lose, aside from the $13 that Google charges to ship it to me? Google pays the return shipping if the phone is broken. At the very least I get some more writing material. For those counting, this will be the fourth N4 that Google will have shipped me. Maybe it won't be the fourth one I ship back.
Of course, I will have done this four times, so I guess I'm really going to be $52 out of pocket for the privilege of beta testing Google's fine product.