I'm not asking for gpu updates or new apps. I am asking that the google apps (gps, gmail, etc) WORK. they all crash and are not reliable on my N1. if I start out on a road trip, I have to be sure to reboot my phone so that gps won't crash. every day, several times a day, the touch screen locks up and buzzes at you (a day1 problem for n1 users which google has never even tried to fix).
the hardware is fine! it all still works. but its insecure as hell, apps don't often run right and I had to use another mail client to read my gmail mail (if that's not a slap in the face to google, I'm not sure what is. yes, gmail app on a google phone does not work and won't work from now on since its not supported anymore; nothing is 'supported' anymore on my phone).
why do I keep this phone? well, I now know google's story and this will be repeated again and again and again. if I buy something android it will fail in a year or two and I'll be abandoned again in short order after that. I'm already tired of the whack-a-mole mentality google has on their 'products'. they simply don't care. quality at google is a sorry joke. not sure when it all went to hell, but it surely has.
I have to second this.
I had a Droid Incredible 2 which gave me > 3 years of wonderful service. It was, originally, shipped with Froyo but OTA updated to Gingerbread. It had a beautiful screen. Good audio. Small enough that I could hold and operate it in one hand (can't do that with my new LG G3) but large enough that I could read a LOT of stuff on it. RSS news feeds. Web sites. Entire books on Safari To Go.
But it was never updated beyond Gingerbread. Some of the apps were updated, but not all. In the end, many websites caused the built-in browser to crash. I got to the point that I had to use a tablet or laptop to look at news from certain sites (*cough*Inhabitat*cough*). Then Google Drive was broken into Google Sheets and Google Docs. And Google Sheets would no longer allow me to update from my phone. I have my grocery list on Google Sheets, such that all of the people for whom I shop can update the list whenever and from wherever and I can do all the buying. I had to export the silly thing to a PDF to view it on my phone. I couldn't delete things from the list as I went, indicating to my family what I'd purchased.
If the apps, such as the web browser and Google Sheets, still worked properly I'd likely STILL be using that device.
Agreed, I don't NEED all the new shiny. Just keep the existing apps WORKING, reliably.