The Android operating system has the backing of Google who controls huge technology markets search, OS, Tv, browsing, maps, etc. It has the same things going for it now that Microsoft had going for it in the past being freedom to customize. Google with the money and market capability to corporate their preexisting technologies into future ones hits home with customization as the icing on the cake.
Sometimes we forget just how connected we really are in modern society. I work at Best Buy and we even use an Ipad to run the sales floor and help track numbers. Technology is just a means to an end so I say give the astronauts whatever technology they see fit. Interesting piece.