Originally Posted by Gatorguy
You claimed "Most of these will never receive security updates" which is easily proven false. Granted there may be some vulnerabilities that go unpatched (do you have any example) but that's not at all the same as going overboard with "No security updates for you" scareware. Google has demonstrated it's commitment to protecting it's users while still allowing a high degree of customizing. I think they've done pretty well finding a middle ground that fills most of it's buyers needs while avoiding a hard lockdown of the ecosystem. Android was never intended to be an OS controlled from top to bottom by a single manufacturer.
If it’s easy, go ahead and prove that most Android phones that shipped with an outdated version subsequently received security updates.
All evidence proves you are wrong.
Now you can claim that Google has tried to patch most of the flaws it has discovered. But the problem that’s obvious to anyone apart from the most desperate of Android apologists is that many end users never receive these, either because the update process is flawed (and users don’t do them), or because the carrier or the manufacturer isn’t interested in preparing and delivering the updates. Google couldn’t even get its partners to agree to support their phones for 18 months in the "Google Update Alliance."
Android is a pure mess. Sure you can only look at brand new, premium models and say that yes, these get updates for at least a year. But those devices represent only about a third of Android shipments. The majority of Google’s platform is an unmanaged heap of junk that is never going to be updated, just like the vast majority of Windows PCs.
Also remember that "it is" as a contraction becomes its not it’s.