Why Android Updates Are a Mess
Mobile carriers are not evil or stupid. They are capitalists. That often produces behavior that appears to be evil and/or stupid. Depressingly often, in fact. But there’s usually a business reason for that behavior. And those who are arguing the paranoid case are ignoring those business models.
— Ed Bott, ZDNet author, in a post entitled Why Android Updates Are a Mess: It’s the Business Model