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Winners of Android KitKat Nexus 7 giveaway gets last year's model in India

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  1. Vyom

    Vyom The Power of x480

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    That escalated quickly!

    Winners Of KitKat's Nexus Promo In India Are Getting 2012 Nexus 7 Tablets Instead Of The 2013 Model Like Everyone Else

    Android fans in India were happy to be included in KitKat's international Android 4.4 promotion and have the chance to get their hands on the 2013 Nexus 7. However, the prizes being sent out are not exactly as advertised. Instead of receiving the 2013 Nexus 7, winners in India are getting the old 2012 model. A multinational corporation not living up to its end of the deal? Surely you jest.

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    Winners of the Nexus 7 tablets in every other country were given the new Nexus 7, and those prizes mostly shipped out weeks ago. Only after a long delay did Indian winners get the brush-off with an old tablet. Several Indian sites have pulled together all the promotional materials used by KitKat India, indicating winners were promised "the all new Nexus 7 tablet." All the images were also of the 2013 model. There's also a Facebook group collecting user experiences. You can check all of that out for yourself, but suffice it to say this is at the very least disingenuous.


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    Indian users have been contacting KitKat, which has been hesitant to respond. The KitKat India Twitter account has also tried to calm the storm with a pretty lame excuse, as seen below. You can certainly make the argument that it's a free tablet and folks shouldn't complain, but this is pretty clearly not what the contest promised. Just ask yourself, would KitKat have tried to get away with this in the US? Of course not.


    @KitKatIndia's Tweet:
    Source: Winners Of KitKat's Nexus Promo In India Are Getting 2012 Nexus 7 Tablets Instead Of The 2013 Model Like Everyone Else

    GSMArena: Indian winners of Android KitKat Nexus 7 giveaway being given last year's model - GSMArena Blog

    Thinkdigit: Android KitKat Nexus 7 giveaway winners get last year's model in India - Mobile Phone News | ThinkDigit

    Kitkat's Facebook Post: https://www.facebook.com/KitKatIndia/posts/754778231206266

    Official FB Group for joining the crowd: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KitKatGoogleNexus7Winners/
     
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  2. rijinpk1

    rijinpk1 Well-Known Member

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    that's bullshit
     
  3. sksundram

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    Lol.. India is a dumping site
     
  4. ankush28

    ankush28 Bazinga

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    :facepalm: wtf is this
     
  5. Ronnie11

    Ronnie11 Judgement Time!!

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    the way they justify is even worse.
     
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    wow...seems very unethical.. :(
    btw..saw this on facebook..
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  7. Faun

    Faun Wahahaha~!

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    Typical Indian trick.
     
  8. vijju6091

    vijju6091 Feeling Gravity

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    This is Cheating :p
     
  9. Nanducob

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    Thank God! i didnt win the contest
     
  10. rijinpk1

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    if you had won, you should have atleast got a nexus tab. something is better than nothing
     
  11. Nanducob

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    already have tab,dont want India to be dumping ground
     
  12. rijinpk1

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    what they have done is of-course stupid
     
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    ^^^ they have cheated.
     
  14. rijinpk1

    rijinpk1 Well-Known Member

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    yep. ;)
     
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    Truly spoken, but "sometimes an empty stable is much better than to keep a rogue Horse"...:wink:
     
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    Glad to know that they finally resolved the issue!!! :-D Probably to thwart all the negative publicity... Still, can't believe how low these big corporations can go to just for a little profit!!! :evil:
    Source: https://www.facebook.com/KitKatIndia?ref=stream
     
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    Vyom

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    Yes. They finally will be receiving the new Nexus 7.
    I am happy with the way the people of the group have used the power of social networking to get justice.

    Pity how Kitkat thought they can get away by treating India to be their dumping ground. :lol:
     
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  20. rijinpk1

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    tabs are not rogue horse :)

    really glad to know that the issue is solved now.;)
     

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