Originally Posted by ilostmypistons
Yup this could be real bad for Asus
I cant even image how big your grin will be if the pogos turn out to be the weak link.... I hope your pogo theory is correct and Asus can rectify the WiFi/GPS problems.
I know right..lol. bit seriously this not about trying to dissaprove the backplate being a factor. As I've been accepted the fact that a metal backplate can affect or hinder wireless performance. MY whole thing was that other factors could be involved also. That the backplate is not the "Only" reason. Whether it be another piece of hardware or a combo of hardware n software. Some people think I think backplate is not a factor or possible issue. I never said that. I just wanted to dig deeper then the plain obvious reason given. Which Asus never really confirmed themselves. All Asus said was that backplate "Could" be affecting GPS signal. Not that it was "definitely without a doubt" the reason. Plus a backplate issue would be less harmful to Asus vs. Them having to say some pogo pins are the culprit. It would look really bad on Asus that something as small as this wasn't put together properly and would probably force them to recall all primes. As there is no way of telling which ones work well n not. They would have to take them all back n fix them. Easy solution was to comment on backplate as possible issue and take GPS off spec. That way, everything is still moving according to their plan. Its also possible that engineers never caught or thought of this new possible issue and xda is the first to unveil it. Who knows?
One thing I've noticed though is that whenever talks up here in the forum get heated, Asus pushes out an update to try to put people at ease..lol. so expect an update any day now, especially once they catch wind of this thread.