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Tech Turkeys of 2012
Thanksgiving of 2012 is just around the corner, and you know what that means... holiday gift lists and end of year news re-cap articles!
But before we get there, I think it would be best to talk about Turkeys. Not Thanksgiving Turkeys, the juicy, delicious kind with savory gravy that everyone loves. I'm talking about TECH TURKEYS, the worst products and services that have graced the pages of ZDNet over the past year.
So without further ado, the TECH TURKEYS of 2012.
Among the various announcments at Google IO 2012 was this... thing. Dubbed the Nexus Q, it was a $299 streaming media device which ran Android that was supposed to compete with the Apple TV and Roku's steraming media player.
Rather than being a standalone device, the Nexus Q required an Android smartphone or tablet to control it. Compared with Apple and Roku's sub-$100 devices, it was also overpriced.
Google eventually decided that this product was so bad, that it decided not to launch it onto the public after the first round of reviews. Now that's a turkey.