Strange that wifi support is not included. All of the preinstalled software on a brand new Nexus One phone is 100% open source. As for the iPhone 4 OS, Android has been light years ahead in every area for quite some time.
Android is a double edged sword for the telephone carriers. Lots of app developers, lots of consumer interest, an iPhone competitor but the open source end of it means these roots and unlock kits will be very easy to come by.
I am hopeful that the open source edge doesn't cause carriers to cut back on their support for Android in the long run. So far the signs are promising that support will stay.
I'm still waiting for a release of Android for iPhone 3G/3GS.
i installed on my rooted droid and it works flawlessly. i also got the OC kernel and benched it and got 3.5x the performance over the vanilla install running at 900mhz. i am kind of a noob when it comes to the whole rooting and nandroid setup but there are plenty of instructions on the web.
I did a manual install of 2.2 on my un-rooted Nexus One and the Wi-Fi works great. Tethering and Portable Hot Spot work great and have really good bandwidth even with 4 laptops and two Blackberries connected.
I have a Droid Eris running 1.5 and I installed the 2.1 upgrade when they sent it to me. The phone never worked right again. Would just go completely silent and require a restart to fix. Typing text was all screwed up. All kinds of crap. Swapped it out for one with 1.5 and my beloved Eris is back to normal. Best phone Ive ever had so I think Ill stick with 1.5.
Can't toms filter this spamy crap??? It's always from same stupid place so surely anything with that web address could be blocked, or anything with a dumb picture as nobody else puts them in their comments.
On another note, back when I went phone hunting a year ago the only thing competing with iPhone was htc magic\hero which was said to be quite laggy especially which a few gadgets or widgets whatever going. Now stuck on contract for 2 years so would be good to hack android onto iphone but also might sell, payoff contract and get me an android as they are the winner now, and I won't be locked in job's cage or instantly hated when I pull out my phone in front of Tom like people.