I was going to mention that lol. I honestly don’t really know what Samsung did to become so big so fast with Android, because honestly Sense > TouchWhiz IMO.
I think one thing that helped Samsung is their one device model as their flagship, the Galaxy S series. They didn’t have a flagship on one carrier, and another with a different one. HTC had the Evo on Sprint, the One X on At&t, Incredible on Verizon, etc….and all of them were a little different from each other.
So I could see from a component manufacturer’s perspective…that would kinda piss me off lol. Then there’s things like the Samsung Galaxy and the iPhone, the same phone across all carriers with a different logo. The carriers can make up whatever names they want for them, but in the end, they’re all Galaxy S phones. Samsung made the right move.