Tech peeps already know this but dont seem to care much or at least don't seem to rally any pressure on carriers to open the doors a little bit with the contacts.
There will never be a good time to buy an Andriod device or on the other hand any time is a good time because it does not really matter. You want or need a new device you spend a little time looking and deciding then you buy just like most things. Sure it's probably true but what's the point? Change how Google or the Carriers do business and you may have a good point to the article.