+Android Central +Phil Nickinson +Jerry Hildenbrand
(sorry, I don't know the proper G+ equivalent of @-ing someone, I hope this isn't too annoying)
Since basically every new flagship is good enough for the subsidized price, what are the chances we start getting long-term tests/updates like car magazines do. The first month is one thing, but phones change so much over the course of a year.
My Z1S, while not the best phone out, had enough feature parity and unique qualities that I felt no qualms purchasing it the day it was available on T-Mobile.
Fast forward a year, and even before the Lollipop update it was going from 45% battery to 0% battery and shutting down with no warning. Naively hoping an OS update would make things better, it's actually gotten worse, constantly having to throttle itself to prevent overheating, constantly cutting off music or podcasts playing in the background because a game, navigation or even just a simple webpage are too much for it.
I feel like having perhaps one or two people assigned to each of the major flagships for a year or more would bring a better balance of focus onto the average consumer.