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KitKat India Contest Winners Cry Foul after being Cheated with Old Nexus 7

Google promptly listed its latest Nexus 5 on India Playstore along with other Nexus products and this clearly implied Google giving Indian markets its due Importance. The gesture was further advanced by including India in the Android 4.4 KitKat promotional contest, whereby it promised to provide 1000 winners with the latest Nexus 7 Tablet, but this is not what was delivered!


The winners got the Nexus 7 2012 model which is selling for far less in India and needless to say, is not the latest Nexus tablet out there. The winners are already crying foul and feel cheated, which is not unreasonable as their counterparts in America and other global markets did receive The Nexus 7 2013 as advertised.


Nestle did not mention 2013 model anywhere, but the promotional photos and advertisement content including phrases like “the latest Nexus 7 Tablet” all unquestionably pointed to Nexus 7 2013.

The KitKat India has responded to the dissent by pointing out that at the time of contest date, Nexus 7 2012 was the only tablet available in India. Many users spent thousands on KitKat bars to win the contest and the price is available for Rs. 9,999 in India. The cause is also being addressed on social networking platforms and the efforts include the linked Facebook Group.

According to us, this is purely unethical to advertise and mislead Indian winners. Google and Nestle did not deliver what they promised and what they should have. It is simply unfair to take Indian winners for granted and deliver the older version. What do you think about this goof up? Let us know in the comment section below.


Deepak Singh

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