Brighthand covered this at the end of July. Ed Hardy, the Editor in Chief, wrote: “The company is doing so because it thinks that, in the U.S., the portion of the wireless spectrum for mobile phones and data is controlled by too small a group of companies, leaving consumers with very few service providers from which to choose. ”
No doubt Google will try to find a way to make tons of money on this, and you can bet ads will be coming to your phone very soon.
See Ed’s full article here.