Why? Because Google is not a hardware manufacturing company people! I am more than willing to bet that all this is about is Google giving their staff access to the latest Android OS coupled with the best partner hardware in Alpha stage for testing and PR purposes. If I am wrong…great! But then Google is making a big mistake working with a partner. If they want to do this right – they should be prepared to staff their own ID dept, source their own manufacturing supply chain etc. Either way, this will be fun to watch.