Originally Posted by Riverpilot
Actually, I do blame both parties equally. Google needs to man up and take control of a supposed pure google phone. This is where Apple is miles (years?) ahead of google, and most likely will always be. Even on the GSM nexus phones, updates haven't been coming out as quickly as they were hinting at. If I could remember where I read/saw it, I would almost say they were touting monthly if not weekly updates. Meh... doesn't matter. Google has completely screwed up on this.
As for future phones? I'm done with nexus phones. I'm even to the point of looking at an iphone. :shivers:
If they can come out with a 4.2" phone, ya... I'd think about switching. Especially now that updates are OTA.
My intent on buying a Nexus is that I can safely say that I will never worry about Verizon or Samsung disabling my ability to root and use the device as I please, which is not the case on other phone, where manufacturers often lock bootloaders and otherwise break such support. And that's it. I didn't expect updates to come any faster (just that they weren't loaded with bloat).
Also, if you want regular consistent updates, why not go root? Devs are often very dedicated to their work and since there are no such thing as carrier or manufacturer checks, or OTA updates, you get the updates right away as soon as the dev feels they are ready for release. And in those cases, you get the monthly and even weekly updates you are looking for.
Of course, you will probably say "why should I need to root?" and that's a fair argument. But lets be honest here, only a handful of Android devices actually even have official ICS support believe it or not. That's after 6 months since the Nexus was released. The devices that aren't supported by ICS? You need to root and flash an ICS ROM. Sometimes you got to be a little more active in getting your way.