Originally Posted by jboxer
That is basically what I said before. They decide to do an initial release of so many thousand devices. As soon as that many have been updated the release is pulled until the fallout of the release can be evaulated. Normally they use TMO employees for that phase, but most of them have probably moved on to newer devices by now. This happens almost every time with every LG rom release.
Yep.. I don't think it's a stretch to say that most, if not all of the manufacturers are doing this on XDA. When I was in IT, that's what we did.. but customer's knew. We would hit them up via different means, looking for testers. We would target a few hundred at first.. then wait a week, analyze the feedback, systems, etc.. If things went good, we would up it to a thousand or 2.. If things went good, we announced the new product, set a date, and then launched. Prior to the date of launch, we would have the Contact Center start switching customers on every caller they spoke to. B4 launch, we would have 10k+ customers on the system. At any time if something was discovered, we fixed the probs and restarted the testing phase.
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Originally Posted by Core Memory
LG does it because it doesn't produce the phone's operating system and is restricted from distributing source code essential for independent development so they use end-user consumers for "testing" which is highly unethical. LG's denial that the V21Y_00.kdz update exists is proof that LG is untrustworthy and that its promise to provide ICS for the Optimus 2X is not believable. Why does LG waste $, effort, and time on updating Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), releasing it temporarily, withdrawing it, lying about its existence instead of devoting those resources to developoing ICS for the Optimus 2X and G2X? Why? Because they have no intention of doing that. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
Agreed.. one would think that if they were releasing ICS as promised, the leak would have been ICS. Why put any resources/time into gb if you're releasing ICS? I can only come up with one other logical conclusion.. that the real release/testing phase is the baseband.. with ICS in their back pocket. That's a stretch imho..