Android Overload: Chromebook Pixel rumors, Verizon still #1 in customer care, Eric Schmidt selling 42% of his Google stake and more


It has been a good week for Phandroid and we are ready to close it with a good Android Overload. This is where we bring you all the stories that didn’t make it to our homepage. There is always interesting stuff in there, so make sure to read through them before getting ready for your weekend adventures.

  • Chrome OS document hints at Chromebook Pixel’s existence [Chromespot]
  • Verizon rated #1 for customer care 4 years straight [PR Newswire]
  • Eric Schmidt selling over 40% of his stake in Google [Reuters]
  • Lg announcing 4 devices at MWC? [Phandroid]
  • OUYA promises quick game approval process for developers [Engadget]
  • Qualcomm won’t build an NVIDIA Shield competitor [The Verge]
  • Judge rules 3 Motorola patents invalid [Reuters]
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  1. It’s not just Eric Schmidt selling shares — lots of other billionaires have also drastically reduced their positions in anticipation of another (possibly huge (90%)) market correction in 2013.

    (When you’re yellin’ you should be sellin’; when you’re cryin’ you should be buyin’)

    1. You are absolutely correct. But prolly in more of the 40% range.

    2. So he’s selling because he anticipates a drop in share value? not sure what’s going on here as i don’t pay much attention to stocks or how it all works.

      1. The idea is to sell now, while stocks are worth more, anticipating that values will go down later. When they do, you buy more, in anticipation of them rising in value later.

        Theoretically you make more money that way.

        Of course, this is a very simplistic way of explaining it… Im sure someone with more knowledge can explain it better.

        1. Ill try….sell high, buy low…based on all the information the internets gives you to help make this decision educated.

          Based on a low average he would have 2.24 billion in the bank. How much of that is actual profit is unknown

  2. The pixel is actually sounding sorta cool. If the price is right… fill in the blank

  3. Agreed a huge correction from the feds games. The market will bottom out around 9000. Prices have been unrealisticly inflated.

  4. Maybe the 4 is for LG G4?

  5. J.D. Powers is very questionable lately with Verizon consistently winning theres no way that right.

    1. I think it’s just who they are asking. The things that irritate us about Verizon are things that the general public could care less about. A majority of cell phone users want a good signal, reliable service and a competitive price, that’s it. While Verizon is not the cheapest, it’s is competitive when you consider the coverage and reliability–especially when there are several people on the same plan. I personally have had a good experience with Verizon for many years. Are there things about Big Red I don’t like? Yes–but it’s a trade off I’m willing to make.

      1. Correct. People make the common mistake that their experience must match that of the majority. Partly, this is due to the fact that we tend to associate with those we agree with and have things in common with and therefore get a confirmation bias from them. It’s one of the problems with spending too much time on sites like these. People are far more likely to post a complaint and readers tend to look for people who have the same or similar issues.

        Verizon’s achievement is actually quite impressive. Remember, satisfaction has as much to do with expectation as it does with actual performance. Usually, if you pay more, you expect a better experience. Now, I’m sure Verizon has a ton of customers who signed up with them simply because the considered them “the phone company” and never had call to move because their plan was affordable to them and they’ve rarely had any problems. However, they also do have many high end customers who value their performance. No one is ever 100% happy with anything, but if you believe you are receiving value for what you pay, then you’re satisfied.

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