What can Google do?
Hope that Samsung, et al get a bad 69 or 80/20 ass rash and get tired of it before endfection sets in too much.
Google should impose that they dump the fat and go for the GFS (Google File System, or something that can tell those windows machines how to read them) and some EXT4 or compatible system on the hardware chips.
Google can help end those ms bondages just by providing a non-litigious file system. INT WTF, google?
Just like google is sitting on its ass about our phone books. Those should be in a vault, and that vault should have a scratch pad for the being-dialed number, and everything in the vault should be unreadable to apps unless that app NEEDS to call a per-app whitelist of numbers or load some per-app whitelisted URL.
Just another example of google's "don't be evil" falling short. Google needs to step up.