Yes it's an android fuckup, for letting OEM's being able to do it in the first place.. the motorolla xoom was the honeycomb developer device, so it was the 'nexus' device in that time, and that's the one that I have and is having the problem..
By your logic it would be a Google fuckup for letting OEMs have full control of what they do with Android which has no technical bearing on merits of Android in itself. BTW, big props to Google for going in the other direction of Apple by letting OEMs do this - I seem to remember this worked out pretty well for MSFT.
I came here to say EXACTLY this. WTF? I thought this was news for nerds dammit?!?!
Indeed, never trust basic security to users. Better to keep a your workstations up-to-date & deal with the IT nightmare that is updating rogue workstations than to deal with the IT apocalypse of click monkeys.
It's often the wrong part. Sometimes there's two solutions to the same problem because there's two ways of people looking at the problem.
Who needs to pick a solution that everyone has to use when you can pick a solution that you want to use?
Until there's widespread FTTP (GPON or AON) it will be more pain than it's worth.
I have run a Linux server for years with just these services on ADSL & ADSL2. Mail is fine, even a Jabber server is fine, even private file hosting is ok, if a bit slow, but once you start hosting websites your ability to actually use your own Internet when you're home is diminished.
I was hoping that the National Broadband Network (NBN) would stay 93% FTTP here in Australia, but unfortunately with the change in government that's looking less & less likely.
While I know what one is, why are Americans commandeering reality? They can't even keep their government open, how the fuck are they supposed to keep maths consistent?