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Google doesn’t care who makes Android phones. Or who it pisses off

dajames Silver badge

... some (read most in fact) just want a phone that works out of the box and till the day we chuck it on the shelf 2-3 years later.

Most people want a phone that works out of the box and continues to work and to be fully updated and secure until they pass it on, 2-3 years later, to a relative who uses it for the next 2-3 years and who also wants it to remain fully updated and secure in that time.

Yes, most phone owners would never take the time or trouble to learn how to, for example, install Cyanogenmod on their phones ... but don't imagine that that means that they are happy with the idea that their phones contain unpatched security flaws. They want patches and updates, they just want them to be automatic and painless.

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