cell carriers? I have a google nexus (one) and it was abandoned BY GOOGLE, not the carriers, 2 years ago. no security fixes, no nothing. stuck at 2.2.something.
google fucked us over by saying that nexus phones are upgradable and supported. they are not - not by any reasonable definition of 'supported'. I can have linux kernel, ip-stack (etc) updates (at least for security) for 10+ yr old linux pc's. but a few yr old phone - NO WAY. google has the attention span of a 5 yr old.
should I have to throw away a $300 paid for phone that still works, electrically (at least)? this is why I hate android and hate google even more. they use the word 'linux' a lot but they bastardize it and abandon it and tell you 'go re-buy your phone'. sorry, that's not acceptable. not on a device that is less than 5 yrs old and still in perfect working condition. the only issue is the poor software and that will NEVER be fixed, it seems.
I hate google. totally fucking hate their whole development model for phones. (and that leaves me no choice since I also hate apple and their whole scheme of lock-in).
wish there was another choice. the whole mobile data thing really unnerves me with how bad the scene really is.
I guess I can't (or wont) install any apps since the certs can't be trusted (or the code that checks them) and so whatever apps I have now, that's what I have and won't ever have any more on this phone.
(and I fully expect the google fanboys to mod me down. they always do when I yell about their most holy and blessed google.)