Originally Posted by vomer
Makes sense I think... google mainly did this so that apps can be worked on by devs in preperation for the main 5.0 release. Especially since ART is becoming mainstream.
I don't think google has a shortage of internal testers for the actual OS
I agree and I disagree.
MS also don't have shortage on internal testers, but they release beta and previews to have a broader audience on test builds.
Apple followed and began releasing betas too.
Ubuntu and Linux in general couldn't live without betas.
I think that Google needs to step up on this, in order to produce better final releases.
I don't count a single android release that hasn't annoying bugs (also Google takes ages to fix them, when they fix them at all).
We Nexus users rely on custom stuff, but it wouldn't hurt an Android release solid from the start.