Re: "If people dont want android they wont buy it"
"The same was true for Windows - that didn't make Microsoft a nice company without anti competitive practices."
Of course it doesnt make them nice. No amount of dictatorship will do that. But what good did it do them as they lost out in emerging tech, falling behind generally and seem to be merging with linux as fast as possible.
"Also, which are the alternatives to Android without spending €500+ ?"
Quick google search shows iphoneX for £100. I can walk to the petrol station and buy a fully functioning brand new dumb phone for £25 and amazon seems to have a few at that price too. So the answer is a lot of alternatives unless what you want is an android, then yes you will have to buy an android.