Judi, I didn't mean to say otherwise. Sorry for poorly expressing that. I was just musing on what could make a Google software and Samsung hardware partnership work. It seems to me that Android has to become more distinct from the hardware as opposed to less. Like Dell and Microsoft or even Ubuntu. It seems clear, as you pointed out, that Samsung will do a very poor job of maintaining the software side of their business. That is why I abandoned Samsung software on my first generation Galaxy S very quickly. the other issue is tha tmuch of the software is also controlled by the carrier. AT&T dictates musch of what is "allowed" on my phone AND I have officially voided the warranty by installing software that I wanted on my phone. Any way, you know all of this. It just seems that as "phones" become more like computers, they will need to be treated more that way. Phone carriers are going to get innovated out of the drivers seat but their not going to lose their position quietly? Kinda like the record companies and movie companies. Their gatekeeper status is what is really threatened not the fact the people are "stealing" products. What SOPA is about is legislating in gatekeeper status for an industry that has been innovated out of the driver seat. To take this weird tangent even farther, we are having wars to keep oil companies and their profits at the center. :) Happy holidays Jodi. Thanks for the great insight in to the dynamics of this market.