I'm a Chemistry major at Grand Valley State University and, of course, a tech enthusiast. I am the current owner of a Lenovo IdeaPad u300s, a Nokia 6315i (just waiting for that upgrade!), a fourth gen Apple iPod touch, a Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch, and a Google Nexus 7.
Anyone who has seen or read a fair amount of Josh’s commentary on new gadgets knows that he has a tendency to get really excited, and to make claims that things are better than they are – and not just with Google products. Implying that the Verge was paid for him to say that seems pretty outrageous to me.