Google appreciates "that this issue has inconvenienced" some of their users? Is that a typo? Doesn't seem like something Google would say.
So this will cost google what, about $15,000 at the most right, because only total idiots would have paid such a stupidly outrageous price for a device that does so little. I can't think of a single situation where an iPad with BT keyboard wouldn't be more suitable.
Even though it sounds like a no-brainer, seems it still took the big G over a year to do something.