Re: Horsecrap - MyffyW
Bought from Google - 1st party
Bought direct from Phone manufacturer or Carphone Warehouse etc unlocked - 2nd party
Bought subsidised from phone company - 3rd party
No, I think you're missing the point.
Google-branded phone with unmodified Google Android - 1st party.
OEM-branded phone with the OEM's own customization and skinning - 2nd party.
OEM-branded phone bought subsidized from airtime provider with customization by OEM and by airco - 3rd party.
What's relevant is the number of customizations that would have to be re-applied to an Android update in order to upgrade the device. The closer to Google your device was sourced the more likely it is to see an upgrade.