i don't get it
Why all the hate?
I have an android phone and I'm happy with it. But Android has some 60-70% of the market and it's growing. Pretty soon it could be 80-90% of the smartphone market. If people think Google isn't going to abuse a monopoly like Microsoft did, or that it will continue to innovate hard when it's got no real competition, or that because Android is based on an open-source kernel, this somehow safeguards any kind of lock-in, then I think they're deluded. The ecosystem and cloud services that go with it are the lock-in, not the source code to the kernel.
The best thing that can happen for iOS or Android *users* is that Windows Phone and Blackberry 10 both do well, and create a market with 4 viable platforms. It won't be as good for Apple or Google, because they'll have to work harder. and have a smaller market share (though within a vastly bigger market). But it will give consumers more choice and it will force all 4 platforms to continually improve and innovate.
As an android user, I'm hoping Microsoft and RIM get their acts together, regardless of what 'crimes' they might have committed in the past.