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I was a google fanboy too

But google failed me. One thing you don't think about when you spend lots of money on a new toy is what if it breaks.

So I had the original nexus 7 and loved it. It broke, specifically the google books app became unusable. I did not use that app, so no big deal i thought. I did call google and their support was bad. Eventually they had me send them a log to diagnose the failure and they apparently completely ignored it. This became a big deal when this google books app failure meant I could no longer upgrade the os. I tried a manual load and the tablet became a brick, out of warranty.

Skip forward and I got the much better nexus 9. It only lasted a year before a nasty hardware failure. Intermittent but quite frequent random lockup requiring system reboot, Look it up it is common. I tried software reset, which does not work, then sent it to HTC with a note saying software reset did not work. They did a software reset and sent it back still broken. By now it was out of warranty and I had to argue to get them to extend the warranty. On its second trip to HTC they replaced the motherboard which does fix the problem. But it was a pain. Meanwhile google was completely worthless again, since I bought this from Best Buy instead of google play store they said any reapair was strictly HTC. Even though this is a google branded product. So when I wanted a latest greatest tablet I gave up on google and passed up the pixel c and got an iPad.


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