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If you have a Nexus 4 and like it check out this post and leave a positive comment either about the Nexus 4 or AOSP.
 
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Somewhat of a tldr is at the bottom of this rant, pair that up with the image if you're too lazy to read through the post

It's a well known fact that the vast majority of people (myself included) will tend to complain if they have an issue, but stay silent if they're happy. Similar to a waiter in a restaurant. Had horrible service? Most people will complain to no end. Great service? A lot of people will simply only leave a nice tip and carry on their way.

Jean-Baptiste, a Technical Lead for AOSP, put up these tweets yesterday and it reminded me of all of this.

While I'm certain there are a thousand positive comments about the Nexus 4 and AOSP, they're almost certainly drowned out by the negative comments. While there is such thing as constructive criticism, there is definitely something called destructive feedback. ( http://theoatmeal.com/comics/making_things is a comic about all of this) 

In short, destructive feedback is something we've all almost certainly been guilty of at one point in time or another. Myself included. It's giving feedback that doesn't offer any any reference to improvement. You've probably seen a lot of this in Play Store comments. "THIS APP SUCKS! UNINSTALLED!" is actually destructive feedback. The app developer has no idea what your issue was, you were an asshole and used all caps and you've lowered the average rating of the app without giving anything constructive at all in your comment. You simply bashed the developer and went about your day. And yeah, caps aside I've been there too at one point or another.

We've all had our fair share of encounters with bugs with various software, Android included. And we should all be able to agree that there really isn't a "perfect" phone. Sure sure, you may love your [insert phone here] to the point of defending it to the world, but it's got at least something that you wish were different / better. I currently own a Nexus 4, I was lucky enough to snatch an 8GB version before they sold out in the first round. And yeah, it's got several things I wish were better. 

I've caught myself in the recent past being one of those people that really only ever talk about the Nexus 4 when I have an issue with it. As mentioned above, there are real people behind these products that have quite a lot of pride in the work that went on to it. While there may be things you wish were different and better, there's got to be things that you love about it as well else you'd have likely sold it and moved along. There are way too many choices for Android phones these days for you to just sit there with a phone you can't stand. I wouldn't trade my N4 for any other phone on the market, and I'm sure I'm not alone.

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So, with all of that said. I'm going to go on a limb here and try something. Comments for G+ posts can only have 500 comments, and we've got two topics here. AOSP and the LG Nexus 4. I've personally been in hangouts with plenty of you that circle me that have had tons of awesome things to say about both of these topics, so I'm pretty confident this can be done.

Got a positive comment about AOSP and the Nexus 4? Leave it in the comments. I'd like to encourage anyone that reshares this to point people back to the comments of this post so that we can try and hit that 1k mark, but you're definitely not obligated to.

Have nothing nice to say? Then consider at least resharing this post. While you might be that guy, you're almost guaranteed to have someone that has something nice to say following you.

We've (collectively) left thousands of comments on cat videos and animated gifs here on G+, I can't see any reason why we can't get together and leave similar amounts of comments here.



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Jean-Baptiste Quéru comments:
 
Thanks +Chris Sewell. Of course, the sad part here is that twitter being twitter with its 140-character limit, I couldn't express myself precisely enough. That's why I shouldn't use twitter, I guess.

What frustrates me to no end is the way people talk about the way Nexus 4 is supported in AOSP. That's a subject of endless negativity.

The current state of Nexus 4 in AOSP is the result of a ton of work already, of a lot of battles. There's been a lot of progress compared to where things were 6 months ago.

All that is in the context of 4.2, which is one of the best AOSP releases ever for new hardware: in addition to all the work that went into Nexus 4, just as much went into Nexus 10, which was the first device ever to be fully functional in AOSP builds on launch day. Nexus 7 Mobile got factory images, and there were updates all around for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7.

Right now, barely 3 months after launch, factory images are available for Nexus 4, which can be used by anyone with a Nexus 4. In terms of factory images, that's the best record of any Nexus phone so far. Yet, when those factory images re-appeared on Tuesday (which was the result of a lot of fighting), nobody pointed out that this was putting Nexus 4 ahead of the pack. Instead, the feedback all around the blogosphere was negative, snarkily pointing out that the proprietary hardware-related files weren't available.

I know that Nexus 4 support in AOSP isn't perfect. Knowing that is part of my job, and trying to improve things if possible is part of my job. I also know how it compares to previous Nexus phones, and I know things aren't so bad.

Even when I read the comments here, I see people saying they like their Nexus 4, and people saying that they like AOSP... separately. The combination of the two, though, nope, regardless of the decent starting point and of the visible progress. And that remains horribly frustrating.
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Anyone familiar with these comics, there are 6 of them and the certificate I have that came with them said there are only 4000 of them. I'm trying to determine the value of them. 
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Cheers Ben, I ordered that one yesterday so hopefully will start reading over the weekend!
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I currently have a 16GB iPad 2 wifi only model and I'm looking to sell and upgrade to a newer iPad with more space and a cellular radio. I was thinking about going for the iPad 4 32 GB with Verizon LTE which is going for about $729. I've also been looking at a iPad 3 refurbished with same specs for about $200 bucks less. I was wondering if any of you think I should go for the 4 or the refurb 3, or should I wait for the 5? Or to throw another wrinkle into the game should I go for a MacBook Air? I'm looking to get into blogging and YouTube videos, so that might come in handy, but I might be able to do all that on an iPad. 
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+Brandon Boykin you'll wait around for gen 5 iPad ( iPad 3 and 4 don't exist -- like MacBook Air it's just iPad ), and then two months after that regret that you didn't wait for gen 6.

MacBook Air and iPad have different uses cases. I don't think it's possible to compare the two.  If you need a device that runs OS X then you'll need a MacBook. If you need a device that can be used without a keyboard ( like in bed, sitting in an arm chair to read etc) then get an iPad.
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Just purchased a used MBP mid-2010 model with core i5, I was wondering if a standard ssd would fit in it or would I have to get a special one.  I have used Windows all my life and after less than 24 hours with this machine I'm in love and I doubt I will ever go back to a Windows based machine.  Especially after I read an article stating that a MBP was the best machine to run windows on.
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So this is what they used to put in old time cough syrup. 

No wonder it was easier to sleep back in the day. 

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What an amazing kid, he's already got a better jumper than most kids today.
 
This toddler might be breaking Ray Allen's NBA 3-point record someday.
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Had breakfast here a few times. Big sized portions and food was good. I'd definitely recommend for breakfast. Will update once I try the other food.
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As is the case with Elkton and a lot of national food chains this is one of the worst pizza huts around. The pizza is usually dry with hardly any sauce. The service is terrible, the employees there don't care about their jobs or customers at all.
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This has to be one of the worst dunkin donuts in the area. Me and my girlfriend ordered big & toasty sandwiches and they were dry. My girlfriend got a small hot chocolate and the lid wouldn't stay on causing her to spill it. The coffee is about all i can recommend from this particular dunkin donuts.
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