re: Older Android Devices At Risk As Carriers Delay Upgrades
Good luck with upgrades. Verizon upgraded Razr's and Razr Maxx's to 4.1.2 when 4.2 had already shipped. The problem is the carriers modify Android to include a bunch of junk software. That's the first thing that should be banned.
Next, my 2nd phone, a Razr Maxx, was purchased from a regional carrier on a 2 year contract and it's still on 4.0.4 because the carrier has ZERO pull with Google/Motorola to get 4.1.2 or 4.2 made available.
This is one of the only places where I side with Apple. They don't allow Verizon, AT&T, or any other carrier to hack away at iOS and therefore when a new iOS build or update comes out everyone can get it. Google must step up and stop the junk mods made by carriers and demand they use generic Android OS builds, but as I said, good luck with that.