Originally Posted by generic username
One more note about history. As I lawyer, I've spent a lot of time litigating cases where strong historical trends were abandoned against large odds. I'm not fretting over anything. Nor do I think anyone is being hysterical or silly to be concerned. On the contrary, in my line of work, it's unwise to make certain assumptions based on historical trends in certain situations.
The bottom line is what the final agreement will be about software updates for this particular phone. I'm not willing to make an assumption about this, especially when we don't have a meaningful sample size with VZ and Google on this issue.
I could not agree any more with this statement. To assume that Verizon is just going to OK with software updates that did not first go through testing is a HUGE leap of faith. If I were a betting man I'd say the updates will in fact come directly from Google but with one caveat.
The update will FIRST go through their testing phase and then later pushed to handsets after approval.
The rest of the world will see the update long before Verizon customers do. Again, just my opinion but I cannot see Verizon relinquishing control over the entire process.