MG Siegler has a better explanation: Carriers won't let Google push Android updates on regular Android phones. So Google releases an unlocked brand to showcase its latest Android software. But carriers only allow this on their terms (in this case, no LTE). Apple got their way because they "fought for the user. Google sold us out to sell some phones. Now the devil is collecting."
Well of course Mr. Siegler has a better explanation. I'm sure Daniel does too. MG's being just his typical self. Obviously Apple had iPhones to sell and deals to make. Google had no phones to sell. Somewhat different bargaining position, don't you think?
Edited by Gatorguy - 10/29/12 at 2:05pm