Reply to post: Re: Horsecrap - MyffyW

Android at 10: How Google won the smartphone wars

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Re: Horsecrap - MyffyW

Bought from Google - 1st party

Bought direct from Phone manufacturer or Carphone Warehouse etc unlocked - 2nd party

Bought subsidised from phone company - 3rd party

No, I think you're missing the point.

Google-branded phone with unmodified Google Android - 1st party.

OEM-branded phone with the OEM's own customization and skinning - 2nd party.

OEM-branded phone bought subsidized from airtime provider with customization by OEM and by airco - 3rd party.

What's relevant is the number of customizations that would have to be re-applied to an Android update in order to upgrade the device. The closer to Google your device was sourced the more likely it is to see an upgrade.

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