A Change.org petition asking Qualcomm to support the Nexus 7 (2013) has been created, after recent events have shown that it may be the company’s fault for the lack of factory images and driver binaries for the new tablet.
While we were busy with the LG G2 announcement event the other day, we found out that Google’s Jean-Baptiste Queru decided to leave his post atop of AOSP, after having issues with this particular side of the business.
The petition is quite simple (see Source link below) and asks Qualcomm to support the new Nexus 7 device:
Paul E. Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm, Inc
Release all drivers, binaries, etc to AOSP for new Nexus 7. Please support your devices, as well as the users. This can be a flourishing relationship.
However, JBQ doesn’t believe that a petition would work out. Here’s what he posted on his Google+ account about a Qualcomm petition:
Petition for Qualcomm? Haha. LOL. No, seriously.
Such a petition is a waste of everyone's time. It's a waste of time for people signing it (kitten videos are a much more efficient way to feel better).
The bigger issue is that such a petition actually makes things worse, because the people who could actually work toward a solution will now need to spend their time and energy dealing with the petition itself instead of dealing with the real problem.
In a following post, he also added that he doesn’t believe that boycotting a company for not supporting open-source is the way to go either, as at one point or another any company would get such a treatment, depending on what’s happening in the tech world related to open-source projects.
Interestingly, Qualcomm was prominently featured during the LG G2 announcement, as its President and COO Steve Mollenkopf was invited to talk about the continued collaboration between Qualcomm and LG and to point out the fact that the LG G2 is the first handset in the world to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip.