Sweet news everybody! The time of fearing for your phone's life mere months after you get it comes to an end. No longer will your phone be slave to moody manufacturers and carriers when it comes to updates. All major US carriers are on board, as well as Vodafone Europe and all big Android phone makers. The deal is that, as long as your phone's specs are up to par with the decidedly unofficial minimal specs of upcoming Android versions, it'll get any update available for up to 18 months of its lifetime. And imagine, this is only day one of Google I/O; who knows what else Rubin and team have lined up for us tomorrow.