I agree, and I think Google has made noises about increasing the conditions
on getting the Android license, including some condition requiring
upgradeability for a certain time. (But I don't have a source on it.)

The Sony experience sounds terrible. It's sad because in the desktop/laptop
space, we are about to begin a battle with Microsoft over the ability to
install "custom" operating systems. In the mobile and tablet space, it
seems that battle has nearly been lost already.
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