I really hate to say this, but this really IS why the Iphone has an advantage. The updates are global to the equipment, not who makes the phone. This is the same regret I had as a Blackberry user.
Apple only charged 10 dollars to ipod owners. Iphone users get all updates for free. I have to agree with nevadascott its starting to get ridiculous. So now we miss a few things out of an os but what happens when 2.2 comes out or 3.o are we gonna get half that O.S. as well? Is there ever going to be two google phones with the same O.S. on it? I mean that's just ignorant. People with original iphones can do everything that a 3gs can do, provided its not a hardware issue, except send mms. I'm calling shenanigans, everyone grab there broomsticks