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Re: Google Services Framework Clear behavior has changed
Not sure if you know this, or not - but you can install the update, using the file, without having to root/unlock or erasing anything. If you have the patience to wait for the OTA to be sent to your phone, sure - that will work. If you don't, you can download the OTA update file, and install it using adb from your PC. Yes, it requires you to type in one command line statement, and needs you to have ADB installed on your computer, but it isn't brain surgery.
Originally Posted by tonyr6
From what I've heard from Google's engineers (I know somebody from their rollout planning team), the reason they don't release the updates to ALL nexus devices at the same time is to limit risk/potential for issues. Yes, they do test internally, but unlike iOS, Nexus users customize their phones, some, very heavily. All kinds of mods, sideloading apks etc. El Goog rolls it out initially to some devices, waits to see if there are bug reports that the device sends back to the mothership, and if no major issues are detected, they do the next rollout, and so on.
Originally Posted by bulletmark
I agree though - they could do the staged rollout, and also provide eager users the ability to force the download to their devices. That would be the best of both worlds. They can rollout to the "rest of the Android users" at a controlled pace, and the few of us who wants the update "NOW" can request it. Who knows, maybe they will someday.