Why do people (fanboys) keep trying to say that Google didn't say anything other than they would be here in two-three weeks? So? They didn't say anything about retail either at launch, so those of us that pre-ordered did so without that knowledge--why didn't they say so at launch? Because they wanted direct orders from the Google Play store, obviously.
Obviously, if we take the logic of the fanboys, then Google could have come out with the tablets on July 1st on retail and shipped the preorders mid-July and there would be no reason to be angry since that's what they said.
Fortunately, those of us that do not have Asperger's syndrome understand there are things implictly understood in language and communication, and that there are implicit expectations based on social norms and industry standards. Google failed to meet them here, and the outcry of that is evidence enough. The fanboys only make themselves look socially disconnected by being unable to understand that sticking to an absolute, literal truth when situations are fluid and change, and that there can be mitigating factors and shades of gray, does not work in the real world of emotionally and intellectually developed humans.+Simon Patrick
is right-on in everything he said.