Perhaps neither of you actually read the article? The issue here isn't that Apple has provided a beautiful, open-starndard that everyone else refuses to use. The issue is that Apple's server implementation doesn't allow for anything but Apple devices, with cryptographically signed keys, to connect. Allowing Android and MS devices would mean allowing anyone to call anyone - thus introducing the horrendous issue of spam that plagues our "ever so clever" email systems.
8/7/12 at 10:26am