Re: Google finally shows their real face . . . just fix KitKat first!
As a matter of fact these issues in the Kit Kat releases have existed across the Andrioid spectrum, even onto the Nexus platform (which I was hoping to switch to) from the very beginning (and all you have to do is read the forums to see how widespread the problem is). In addition there is the meddling of the carriers themselves to contend with as well, no matter who they are.
Personally I feel they (the devs of any corporate stripe) deliberately released junk in order to make us grateful for software that will work in six months to a year out, software that will leak more personal data than ever before, with the idea being you'll put up with it for a working phone.
Example: Samsung has added some "security" feature that uploads whatever it wants to directly to them. This is not something I can opt-out of, but fortunately requires that I say yes by "tapping" the notification on my phone. I don't know what it is and I don't know how it will be used. They don't bother to try and tell me either and that by iself is enough for me to say "No thank you."
Hopefully Ubuntu will release something that works the way it is supposed to, without the need to track and record everything I do just for the sake of having it work properly. Privacy and Consumer needs aren't frivolities to be traded away like cattle at a slaughterhouse for a price. They are human rights that need to be considered and protected as much as you would a child or a bank account.