Since Windows 8 was first released, I had the feeling that it was a poor hybrid. As far as I'm concerned, there is little wrong with Windows 8's traditional desktop mode. But used on a regular desktop machine, it has always felt to me that the 'modern' side of things was tacked on almost as an afterthought.
At the moment speculation is all there is - and there's a lot of it! We don't even know if there is a hardware or software problem, whether a firmware update is all that's needed or if there may be a recall. This is a poor show from Google. I'm disappointed in how things have been handled and I know I'm not the only one.