The year in tech: biggest fails, flops, and faux pas

2012 brought its fair share of mistakes, flops, and failures. Here are 20 of the biggest tech mishaps from the past year.

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Motorola's broken upgrade promises


Now that it’s owned by Google, Motorola Mobility is supposed to be a model for timely upgrades to users’ Android software. But the company got off to a rocky start this year when it reneged on plans to upgrade a few of its phones from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But at least there’s a consolation prize: Motorola phone users who’ve been left behind can get a $100 trade-in credit for a new phone that can or will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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