Apple is not alone when it comes to problem such as its so-called iPhone 4 "antenna gate", as many other phones, from Android, Nokia, etc., have all suffered from similar issue's or even worse.
Google's Nexus One, for example, has had so many issues that now one fed-up Floridian customer has finally had enough and has decided to fight back by suing Google over the Nexus One's 3G connectivity issues.
TechCrunch reported yesterday that this latest suit was based on the plaintiff, Nathan Nabors, claim that "Google basically failed to warn customers they would not receive faster 3G connectivity, even in areas where T-Mobile USA said such coverage was available. In addition, customer support from Google, to which T-Mobile referred customers with 3G connectivity issues, came up short ".
As you can see in the YouTube video below, the Nexus One's problems don't stop there either. It has also had some serious problems with its touch screen, while other Android based phones, such as the EVO 4G, have had serious battery problems among others, but you would have never known it from the scant press coverage. Fragmentation, spyware, trojans and other issues, both simple and some serious, have plagued Android pretty much from the get go, but are issues that you rarely see much reported on by the press.
What really amazes me about all of this, however, is how the press barely covers such Android issues. If it is Google or its Android platform, then it seems they don't really care, and they always seem to go soft. However, if it is Apple or its iPhone that were talking about, then they more likely seem to go hard, turning any problem, be it real or imagined, into some type of media fire-storm. The question is why? Why are they go so soft on Android and others, while always going so hard on Apple?
In conclusion, not only does this puzzle me to no end, it is also something that I sadly can't answer, but I sure wish that I could.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, September 03, 2010