Reply to post: Re: Barrier to updates

Eggheads confirm: Rampant Android bloatware a privacy and security hellscape

fidodogbreath Silver badge

Re: Barrier to updates

Not to mention that the cost/effort of updating the Bloat makes it harder to update the OS on the phones too.

Android updates are a cost center with no offsetting revenue, not to mention the risk of generating support requests if an update goes wrong. All risk, no reward. It's much better for their bottom line to skip the updates and sell you a new phone every couple of years.

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