Bill and I experimented with the GPad at PLUG MUG last night. It has connecting software already on it, and Bill downloaded the app from the Google Play Store. The connection was very easy, and it is done over bluetooth. I could then text Bill from my iPhone, and the text would appear on the tablet. I could then text back to my iPhone from the tablet, and the text would appear on Bill's phone. Very nice. But it has its limitations, the main one being that the devices have to be close enough to be connected by bluetooth. And if you sever the bluetooth connection by turning off bluetooth, the messages aren't retained on the tablet. (Interestingly enough, they are still there on my iPhone.) What we don't know is whether there are additional features if you use an LG phone. In any case, I would have to say that the iOS solution is more elegant, though proprietary of course. All iOS devices can connect via wifi and you can set an iPad to send and receive texts, and it shows texts sent and received from an iPhone. The text record stays until you erase it. None of this requires you to get a different phone number, which is what many of the texting apps require.