Re: No new, Maybe not...
I think all you needed to do was just have an Android phone, if you didn't use Apple, Blackberry, etc.
See, one day, in or around 2010, I bought an HTC Evo 3G, from BBuy. I updated my info to the phone. Then, on my way out of the store, and at the bust stop, realized the phone was acting up. Then, the screen would stay black for a long time or very dimmed whether or not shooting pics.
Immediately, I returned to the store rep who sold me the device. He got authorization to remove another from stock, then did some keystrok magic, then handed me a new handset. I logged in, and just as with the first, that handset had all my google info, book marks, and phone contacts.
Even "do not be evil" apparently had not had and still has no systems to allow the device owners to be presented a list to exclude from update to the new device.
I sometimes put personal notes on the contacts for whom I do not have phone numbers because, evil or not, none of my android phones had native note takers/apps. Hence, hundreds of millions of us are FORCED (if we opt not to use pencil and paper) to download some third-party app. Hell, i still wonder whether any of the note applications slurp data without permission.
This is why for the past two or so years I been bitching up a storm that google should/must provide users with tools to know who is sucking on our phones and what data is being slurped. Governments should obtain their data theft of the public at some demarc, not via some dodgy, surreptitious, clandestine app plopped into the Play Store or AppStore or whatever.
At what point does this become baiting or entrapment, when intel and police agencies litter the stores with apps having the sole purpose of building a global dragnet. I would not be surprised if that is the next thing to pop up in this NSA scandal: "CIA, DIA, DIS, NIS, NSA, et al, develop, deliver, and defensively hide data-slurping tools globally. Probably Hauwei, LG, Samsung, Sony, Blackberry, etc all do it for testing purposes, as they'll claim, but then all that complexity enables governments and criminals alike to with impunity suck from our devices and sometimes damage them in the process.
I wonder what will happen people in the hundreds of millions start trying to sanitize their phones, and if they just spuriously and randomly change their behavior. Not that it will severely affect law enforcement agents who stick to monitoring baddies. But, it will royally screw over marketing companies and maybe only slightly annoy some criminals. Enough dumb people will keep crims in business, but marketing slurpers under performance and due-diligence/data integrity contracts would go apoplectic if forced to repay hundreds of millions of dollars due to sloppy or questionable data transfer.