'Android' is a handset maker?
Second, consumers like competition and choice
So when handset makers that use Android are actually competing instead of just copying, we'll talk.
And yes, consumers don't like big, bad corporations - look at how much love Microsoft gets.
So they hate Google and you think that's a reason for them to be kept around?
Apple would do much better to consolidate their position, make a 4+ inch 'flagship' iPhone in addition to the 3.5 inch models, increase functionality (maybe widgets? Office suite? Turn by turn navigation included? LTE?), and drop the lawsuits.
And you're exactly like the millions of other people who think they have the solution. Notice how none of you are in charge of Apple. Also notice how well they're doing by not listening to you.
I guess that could be a coincidence, but
and a Windows 8 PC/Phone ecosystem backed by more or less the entire rest of the industry waiting to snatch customers.
GOOD. ACTUAL INNOVATION. Microsoft did good for the SECOND time in their existence. I'd welcome a surge in Windows Phone 7 taking share from Android.
take the high road
"Eh, we've decided to just let people copy us wholesale. Who cares. It's not like we have the legal right to protect the stuff we make. Actually, screw that. We're done making stuff. Since we should apparently not care if it's stolen, we just won't make any stuff to steal."