All of this backstory knowledge fuels my rage. When I see Google talk about how “open” the platform is, setting it up as the foil to the “closed” (and framed as “evil”) iPhone, I want to scream and rip someone’s head off. It’s not only the most extreme example of being disingenuous that I can ever recall seeing — it’s nuclear bullshit.
Good read on MG Siegler's tumblr page. I personally haven't used an Android phone. But I think I would get frustrated with the lack of official updates to the phone, knowing updates could and should be available.