vi +Andrew Bates
I remember the good old days when you had to wait weeks to find a friend with an extra invite to a Google beta, fish around on Facebook, or resign to waiting a few months for a public sign in. I sort of don't think the people who post 100 comments in a day complaining that the update is in the US only (never mind the need to iron out differences in export, trade, and copyright laws) get that. I understand complaining, in the right place, about a broken update, but lack of access is what it is. Anyway, chill. I agree that it's annoying, but it's not worth getting personally upset over. +Jalal Kureshi
I think that the tech media is already pretty on top of this issue. There would be more stink if a) android was not an open source platform (therefore you can download, modify and install it yourself - the warranty may void but this is a problem with the hardware manufacturer like Samsung, not Google) and b) the old operating system were actually broken instead of just "not as good". I'm not saying Google comes out as the good guy here - they made a promise, and they've failed pretty hard in their "champion of the people" roll in their "meh" attitude toward device specific mods, carrier app bloatware and such - but the blame goes back with the money, and most of the money goes to carriers and hardware manufacturers. You should go to your carrier and ask for a new phone that does what the one you had was sold to you as doing, or to return your smartphone for one that is only built and priced to make phone calls (and ask that your data plan be dropped). I returned a RAZR because I didn't feel it operated as advertised. If you've asked your carrier for your money back, then I'm sorry - but Google states pretty clearly that they offer a platform for device manufacturers to customize and they would make a lot more enemies in manufacturing if they went back on that then they will make in customers who will mostly forget this all in a few years anyway.