I think this is a good idea. One could think of a first “wave” how you call it of alpha or beta testers who have some technical background and can install newer software when it’s released or just want to be the first ones to have the devices while others receive their devices later and all bug fixes already installed.
This way the enthusiasts are pleased and can also contribute to a stable system while the ones who don’t care about time receive a polished product. They would also comply with their Q3 goal and everyone reporting about the phone would have to put a notice: “Beta footage”
However if they do so or not I think this decision is already long done, they are currently working very hard to fulfill our dreams and I think we should leave them this time to do so If you really think they give us little information just compare it with other free mobile phone projects (won’t name one because I also like them). That’s when I see that I am just overly attached to this project absorbing every bit like a sponge and pressing F5 at the news page