Re: Why Android?
> So you for one welcome these creepy new overlords.
First of all I don't see them as 'overlords'. I can easily avoid Google or I can use it. Whereas, for example if I ran Windows 8 I would find it harder to avoid having an MS account or Bing.
>I know noone who's bought Androd, they've bought Samsung, LG, Sony or whoever. Android isn't the driver, the hardware maker is.
Exactly. Google isn't the driver, the hardware makers are. They can build WP, Maemo, Meego, Tizen, or any other (except iOS), or write their own. It happens that their customers buy Android so that is what they make.
This is unlike the Windows OEM where if they made other stuff (DR-DOS, BeOS, NetBooks with Linux, etc) MS 'punishes' them by removing discounts, or per-box pricing, or similar.
> I'm glad too that you consider Google, MS or anyone else holding in excess of 80℅ of ANY market a healthy thing that results in best value for end users.
Did I say that ? No I did not.
> the point has been proven that small policy changes to Google`s algorithm can kill other businesses.
Actually most of the complaints along those lines are where someone manages to manipulate the results in their favor and then complains when Google levels it all out again.
> Are you Eadon?
You can see who I am, are you Richto, the vogon, or AC the shill ?