Author should be more precise to writing this kind of opinions on AppleInsider.
myTouch 3G has Android 2.1 already. We have one from T-Mobile (few weeks now) and if you purchased it recently you will have newer version of the system. Also one can install newer system from Google on those phones on their own. So stop talking that it is not available, because it is not true.
(big fun and user of Apple computers, iPods e.t.c.... but not as far as tablet or iPhone)