There is this tug of war going on with Google and many android manufacturers that has been going on for years and that is between making a secure device or keeping the device free and open. For years the die hard android enthusiasts have fought manufacturers, carriers, and Google to keep android open for custom software and administrative privileges to fully customize their device. Let's face it, the Droid exploded on the backs of the same backyard development that manufacturers are now shutting out. When we first started seeing locked bootloaders with the Droid X, manufacturers and carriers were trying to protect their software and prevent (unpaid) tethering. But after a few scares Google has chosen to protect their empire from being burned down by spyware, especially an empire they are trying to build to include enterprises. More importantly are the users, some who have evolved over the years to wanting a device that works, and others who are tired of a manufacturer or carrier shoving software on their devices. And the one device we turned to for that freedom is now evolving as a result of looking to enact stronger security. For myself I love having a device to root and play with but a device with my bank info, especially after the recent Experian hack, I want secured more than I want a few less apps, tweaks, and customizable features. But even though that is my choice that is not the choice that others will choose which leaves the question of whether security should be sacrificed for freedom even at the choice of the user or if security should be placed over freedom? There will be many debates back and forth, which I can not wait to hear, but I have to bring up something very important in this debate. When manufacturers give users the option to choose freedom but do so by taking full responsibility (agreeing to to voiding of warranty) many choose to complain and/or look for a way around taking on the responsibility. So if people choosing freedom look to avoid the responsibility when they brick their phone, should we continue to fault manufacturers like Google who look choose security over freedom? If someone is willing to blame a manufacturer for them bricking their phone why wouldn't they do the same when they foolishly download a free version of a paid app and open their device up to spyware that compromises their information?