I thought the Randy Savage videos I found today were awesome, then I read this from MG Siegler about Android being open:
Instead, open is proving to mean that the carriers can choose what they want to do with Android.
What happens when Verizon won’t update your phone to the latest greatest Android software — not because they can’t, but because they want you to upgrade to a new piece of hardware and sign the new two-year agreement that comes along with it? The game remains the same.
“Open” is great until you have to define it or defend it. I’m not sure Google can continue to do either in this situation.