So I recieved a Android Tablet for my birthday, and hardware wise, I really like it. It works very well and is responsive, not to mention from the few decent apps I could get (Thank you Amazon Appstore!) it runs like a champ. My problem however is the software, Its amazing to me the system is as it is. Firstly, let me say, I HATE Apple, mostly due to their Facist policies, and draconian control they want over their devices. But honestly, Im not very happy with Android either, but unlike Apple (because of Furher Jobs), Android has the potential to do better easily, if they wanted to. Correct me if Im wrong please, I'd really love to do these things but Why cant I download a upgrade to the newest version of Google Honeycomb or some such? Why must I be stuck with crappy 2.3? I mean really Google, If you allowed upgrading I'd BUY the upgraded firmware if the option was present, my hardware can handle it. Google really should just unify firmware like Apple does so all Android devices run the same software, like this its just frustrating, and turns people off to Android. Why not market access to 'non official google androids"? You dont want my money? I'd happily buy tons of apps from the official market place, fortunately Amazon has come along and they dont discriminate. I was able to easily download their app and purchase stuff, Woe to Google if Amazon ever becomes competitive with the amount of apps in their store, especially with it open to everyone regardless of what they have. Honestly, while I love the hardware, and open source nature of Android, the reality of it is not what I though. I was expecting or hoping perhaps Android would become like the PC to the Mac. That as long as you had the right hardware you could run anything and there would be no discrimination against certain brands/models. This whole situation has turned me off to Android in some way, Im primarily a App user then movie or music, and my options are limited, not to mention I know for a fact my tablet could be running better if I could upgrade it to Honeycomb with all its fixes and enhancements. As much as I hate Apple, this situation makes me want to buy a Ipad in the future just so I dont have headaches with this. I've heard the only why I could ever upgrade my tablet is if I get lucky and find custom firmware and essentially hack the device.. That is just a big headache, and not to mention a big risk.