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The hi-tech flops of 2012 (9 epic fail)

A lot of good things have happened this year in technology: Apple has launched iPhone 5, Google has released its Nexus 7 tablet, Amazon the Kindle Fire, Samsung has brought the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II to the market and Gmail finally works on the iPhone. , and Google Maps for iOS are back. There have been, for, (…)

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A lot of good things have happened this year in technology: Apple has launched iPhone 5, Google has released its Nexus 7 tablet, Amazon the Kindle Fire, Samsung has brought the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II to the market and Gmail finally works on the iPhone. , and Google Maps for iOS are back. There were, however, severaltech flop, technological thuds that we will not easily forget. Here you will find 9 of them.

Maps App

replaced, out of the blue Google Maps for iOS, did not prove to be a disaster: inaccurate, incomplete, misleading. The case of Australia in which many motorists found themselves lost in nothingness is famous. Tim Cook had to apologize for a letter that you find here http://www.apple.com/letter-from-tim-cook-on-maps/

Start

After Microsoft released the tearful Windows 8 preview, users were surprised to find that even though the new classic desktop system was virtually identical to that of Windows 7, it was missing. the start menu, the famous Start button.Microsoft has replaced the menu with a shortcut to the startup screen, which means that users are forced to leave the desktop only to launch an App that immediately brings them to the desktop.

BlackBerry 10

After a short demonstration by BlackBerry 10 at BB World in May, RIM postponed the release of the operating system until the first quarter of 2013 and immediately cut 5,000 jobs. Not a lucky period for RIM that has seen its domain evaporate in the Smartphone Business world.

After its presentation, the Lightning series had received numerous criticisms from users not only for the decidedly high price of the various adapters, but also for the presence of an embedded identification chip that could have made the production of non-compatible accessories very difficult. Apple, also everyone was waiting for compatibility with USB peripherals, instead nothing. Should we wait much longer?

Land (very badly) on the New York Stock Exchange. Friday, May 18, 2012: Facebook went public, with an Initial Public Offer set at $ 38. It was thought of a sensational boom, but we found ourselves facing an incredible flop. After closing the first day almost in balance, the shares began to collapse to reach $ 17.

They promised sparks, but they didn't take off. Ultra-thin notebooks designed by Intel to boost sales of laptop computers. $ 300 million has been invested in the project and imposed on restrictive specific manufacturers, but users snub them.

Asus has announced the production of Eee pc netbooks. After a short season of success, netbooks have proved inadequate to the needs of users and overwhelmed by tablets. The end of the line that was a little its progenitor marks the flop of this category

The Flashback Trojan horse has infected over 600,000 Mac computers, exploiting a Java vulnerability. Apple has remedied this with Java updates and malware removal tools. A Mac OS security flop.

Flop or TOP? The new tablet from the Cupertino house leaves strong doubts about it.Cook said: Customers all over the world love the new iPad mini-liPaddi fourth generation. We set a new record for the launch weekend and practically sold out the iPad mini. We are working at full speed to produce more quickly to respond to the incredible request. For some, these statements are a bluff to protect a flop. Many sources claim that the iPad is not for sale and that its biggest fan, Cook for the note, does not want to admit defeat.

The list may still be continuing with the list of products that seemed like good ideas, but were not at all if you want to take a look at Worst products of the year in the video here.

We wish all the flops to make up for it promptly in 2013, because in hi-tech everything is measured in flops and great successes, there are no half measures. Happy New Year, but with lots of technology, everyone.