There was alot of talk that competitors were waiting for apple to see what apple had come up with first. Thats why everything that was announced by everyone else seemed incomplete and like they just ripped the screen off a laptop with no innovation. almost like a quick mockup done in a few hours. They were waiting to see what apple would come up with. Then when apple did show, they couldnt do much of anything. They cant improve over the iphone os. The iphone os is one of the most widely supported touch interface (development wise) in the industry. they cant even improve on it cpu wise. its not a intel or amd chip. they cant throw something in faster and say ours is better. even if they did come up with something faster, there is no widely accepted benchmark that will run on both iphone os and them to prove it. They would be lucky to even copy the actual design itself since you could never make a device that thin with no ventilation with a atom or ulv intel chip. they would have to have their own custom processor made. there really isnt nothing for them to improve on or do better then on what apple has already done. other operating systems were designed with a pointer in mind. so unless they think they can improve and make a better touch interface with better development support (good luck with that) i dont really see what could be improved to make a competitive product. The only think that could possibly be improved is flash and multitasking. which falls under a new os. because osx and windows and linux and all the other programs that were designed with a pointer device in mind can never be better then a os built from the ground up for touch. so you would be building a better touch os better then the best in the industry? plus they would have to have better dev support then the iphone os. sadly i dont see that happening.