Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Dec 2015 09:02 UTC
Android
It appears that the Pixel C was planned as launch hardware for a new, all-touch version of Chrome OS which at some point got canceled - necessitating a switch to Android. The story is a lot more complicated than that, though. What follows is the best timeline we could piece together showing the Pixel C's troubled development history.

The launch of the Pixel C is baffling. Not only is it lacking features that Android needs to work well on the device, it's also got numerous bugs, indicating the Android port was done in a rush. I just don't understand why Google didn't just wait with this device until Android 6+1 with multiwindow was done. Now they've severely blemished their Pixel name.

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RE[4]: I can't feel the blemish
by tidux on Sat 12th Dec 2015 11:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I can't feel the blemish"
tidux
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> However, It just seems wrong to buy hardware today on the hopes that software will eventually make it the device you want/need.

Desktop Linux users have been doing this for about 20 years now.

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