Android Guy Weekly: Are Carrier Subsidies Holding Back Smartphone Updates?

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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!

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video.Read more about Joe Levi here.