At least the manufacturer is giving them an update for a 3 year old device... [/quotemsg]
You can install jelly bean on a nexus one if you want, and it works great. Google makes their updates available, but not mandatory. Apple forces your hardware to update weather you like it or not, even if it makes your phone unusable.
Bad mouth Android fragmentation all you want, but it has its upside. At least android (and the handset manufacturers) still maintain support for older devices and OS's so you can continue to use the device you purchased.
Reading all the threads of people permanently placing their iphones into airplane mode so they can at least use it as an ipod touch (ios 4 release) is sad.[/quotemsg]
You've got to be kidding me!
Everyone who owns a Android handset deserves an update without having to root!
You're an apologist for the fragmentation that causes 44% of Android users to run Android 3.2 Gingerbread - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)
A version of Android that has security holes and bugs? Even when older devices like your Nexus One can handle all the Jelly Bean goodness?
Google should be following the software update standards that Microsoft or Linux (pick a version) use. Their OS updates happen regardless of hardware. They don't throw the yoke of updates on Dell... There are thousands of versions of hardware running Linux and Windows, Old computers to new, far more than all the Android handsets so there is no excuse for this.