Android Guy Weekly: Are Carrier Subsidies Holding Back Smartphone Updates?
In the United States phones and cellular plans are almost synonymous. You can’t get one without the other, and you’re generally limited to the make and model of phone depending upon your selected carrier.
US carriers also offer discounted phones — as long as you sign up for a multi-year contract with them. The phones are subsidized by the carriers in exchange for your contact with them.
Is this hurting OS upgrades on those subsidized phones?
That’s the question we’ll ask in today’s episode of The Android Guy Weekly!