The trouble with "quality control"
"Quality control" has been mentioned here a few times recently so, why not I open a thread about it?
For those that are unaware, it's a term relating to how software/hardware updates are managed and maintained, and more so when they are released to a consumer's device. This had been a buzzword of Windows 10-related discussions because we know how bad they have been with it for their updates, always breaking stuff and it soon turned out that most updates are released as beta stages. I ask this though... why? Does Microsoft expect all of us to be technicians or even digital detectives to solve whatever the hell happens after a few updates forced on them?
I'm also beginning to think that poor quality control might not just be a Microsoft issue... other devices may be vulnerable from lazy-ass companies. One example... years ago, an update for an Asus tablet I once owned (that ran Android 5) totally bricked it and more recently, the BT TV top box had some unexpected issues as well such as a problem with its Live Pause feature where the only way to fix that was a factory reset. At times also, subtitles or audio description would be randomly turned on and it had been a pain in the ass to turn them back off. Might probably be assuming things but the Asus tablet was most likely a victim of bad QC (and it's still in one of my drawers where it's now long-forgotten, never to see the light of day again).