Also, i know it is important for all of us to know if the Sony's as good, better than AK's. but ultimately, it is personal,
i would sacrifice one think for another if it suits my needs more,
Say, my AK 100 is smaller than the ZX1 which i prefer, but then every time i wanna put a new album on it it has to scan the library which takes forever plus the data integration is appalling.
With Android i wont have this problem, but then i don't really want to carry an Iphone and ZX1( another phone) around.
So many things to consider...and i just end up spending so much haha..
I thought the same thing about the device being another android device hanging around. But I see it as a plus that at least its a more opened os versus using proprietary os. Especially when you consider not many people or users like the uis or os on the dx50, the x3, or even the aks. Gives you much more freedom and usability, to do whatever with the device. Its like icing on the cake, I think Sony knocked it out of the park with this device.