Originally Posted by patrickwalker
People will think of junk when the name Android is brought up.
Really? We have iPhones and Android models, some we make calls with, some we tear apart, and some we use for testing. Each one has it's plus & minus characteristics but I would not term any one of them "junk." I like a number of the Android models, most are quite well built. They are selling extremely well, usually a good indication that customers like the product. They work well, feel solid, and deliver a lot of functionality and features for the dollar.
I would say that multi-tasking on the iPhone will arrive because of Google's platform, as 'copy and paste' arrived after RIM started criticizing the iPhone's lack of such in TV and print ads. Now, if we could just get that ancient Blackberry command DELETE PRIOR integrated into iPhone's Mail...
Competition makes the world go 'round. This will be good for Apple users and Apple stockholders. When Google releases their slate product, you can pretty much bet it will have a forward-facing camera built in for Skype video calls, if for no other reason than Apple inexplicably left this off their product. This will force Apple to compete, benefiting all of us.
Now, if someone would just be able to force Apple to offer a laptop with a smaller footprint than a 13" wide-screen, we'd all benefit from that, too!