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by Mike Masnick


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class action, nexus one

Companies:
google, t-mobile



Google Sued For Nexus One Suckiness

from the people-sue-for-anything dept

Eric Goldman points us to the news that Google has been sued, in a class action lawsuit, over problems with the Nexus One, the Android phone (made by HTC) that Google released directly, in an attempt to get others to release better Android-powered phones. As with many new products, there were some bugs, and Google (and T-Mobile, on which the Nexus One worked) didn't quite know how to handle customer support for the device -- a pretty massive mistake. However, is it really against the law to sell a product with a few bugs and to to have really dismally crappy customer service? It seems like a stretch. You can make the argument that the product didn't do what was promised, but, like so many class action lawsuits, this one seems like a case of "gee, can we squeeze a bunch of money out of this company?"

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    Money Mike (profile), 13 Sep 2010 @ 7:32am

    Re: Huh?

    I don't disagree with your view at all, but I have to point out that the Nexus One was definitely not the first phone with Android. I had my Droid for many months before it was released and I know that wasn't even the first one with it (just the first Android phone available on Verizon).

    I believe the G1 on T-Mobile was the first phone with Android. I'm pretty sure that was referred to - or marketed as - the Google phone, so I can understand the confusion.

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