It seems to me that the option for 3rd [arty apps is pushing away developers. I feel this way because, it allows for easy installation of paid apps for free. Because all you have to do is find file hosting site on your phone, and download and install the app. It requires minimal knowledge, and is really really hurting the android market. You can get most apps for free in a matter of 1 minute. This requires no hacking of your phone whatsoever. Take this analogy into consideration. You have an option to build your store in 2 malls. Iphone Mall: Secure and popular. Several security Gaurds, and cameras. Adroid Mall: Popular, but almost no security. You would choose the iphone. This is understandable. Developers don't want to waste their time and money on apps when they know they will not make very much money. Personally I buy several apps, and i would like to see more quality apps, especially games. But as long as it is that easy to get the apps for free i dont expect to see any. What do you think?