Swings and misses - Google bought Motorola because Moto was about to turn their patents on other Android OEMs. Google needed a hardware company like they needed a hole in their heads - they bought a dead fish there. Android's 'fragmentation' is ultimately a problem for the person who buys the handset - it's not a problem for Google or the carrier who, quite frankly, do not really need to give a s* whether you're on 2.2, 2.3 or 4.0. Google doesn't sell more or less ads if you're not on the latest OS version and Verizon is perfectly happy to let you upgrade to the latest OS by buying another handset and locking in for two more years. That fragmentation is also something of a strength. If you want to buy an Android phone with a 3.5" screen, you can. You want to buy one with a 5.3" screen, you can. Anything in between, you can. Want a cheap phone? Plenty of them. Lots of choices. To correct the guy who said that Google is restricting Android to just a few manufacturers...it's not true. They can't - they've open-sourced it to some degree. (Although you need to play by certain rules to be allowed access to the app store and their Google services.) It also doesn't make sense for Google to limit manufacturers - Google doesn't make money on anything past selling ads. They'll never make money on hardware, their app store will never make money...they make their money on selling ads. The more people making their phones, the more ads they sell. Their nightmare comes when Samsung forks Android Amazon-style or adopts their own OS and goes off on their own. Apple is already pushing Google off their handsets and with Samsung starting down that path, Google might be up the creek.