Seems like Google decided to solve the problem right away once it got a bit of attention. Good on them for that.
Also looks like Nexus 4 binaries for Android 4.3 are available at the same time; I didn't think those were available either, does anyone know for certain?
Looks like I am not the only one:
Disappointed with the quality of a Marquee new product from Google. Hard to believe that they put this thru much quality control.
This isn't the 1980s or early 90s, consumer OSes (even those on small mobile devices) should not come crashing down because of something an app has done.
I'm aware of an example of a reboot exacerbated dramatically by using sticky intents / broadcasts on 4.1.1 - see https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=46806
The Qualcomm crisis has been averted, the android userbase is still a bunch of dicks.
So he knew it was Qualcomm the ones that were dicks, but he couldn't convince neither Google nor Qualcomm to put up the images, so he didn't want to take the blame for it from the Android community. This is just Qualcomm responding to the PR mess that they created now.