Originally Posted by kennyc
Yes, this is true. One of the consequences of a free O/S on which to build. The danger here is in ending up like Linux as discussed above.
I do believe Google is attempting to address this in future releases though...
I think that is the main motivation of releasing the Nexus line, especially at such tempting prices for the 4 and 7. They want to take back control of their product, rather than be hostage to device manufacturers and network operators.