With all the tablets coming out and all the manufacturers trying to "improve" Android with their own custom UIs, I think it would be useful to document what UIs are running on devices, how intrusive they are and links to any other options. I haven't seen this anywhere and this could be a useful resource to the community, and pre-empt a lot of questions.
I recently bought a Viewsonic G-table which claims to be running Android 2.2 but when I got it I discovered that their TapNTapUI was so intrusive and clunky that you'd never know it was running Android at all, or that it had a Tegra2 processor. If I didn't know better I would have thought it was an old Oregon Scientific PIM with a really big and pretty screen. I'm returning it and have ordered an Archos 70, however it took a long time to research exactly what "improvements" (perversions) Archos has made to the UI and how deeply ingrained they are (supposedly, they are only minor changes that you wouldn't notice).
This may be a little ambitious in scope and beyond the focus of this platform but I can definitely see a bunch of granular questions like...
- "Is the Archos 70 running a proprietary UI?"
- "How do I remove the TapNTapUI on the G-Tablet?"
- "What tablets are loaded with Vanilla Android?"
... and the benefit to rolling them all into a wiki would be creating link bait and keyword rich posts that would help bring people in.