Android is a platform built for the pleasure of the technical elite, with a promise to non-technical users of being their gateway into the new world of mobile computing. But that is a lie; it's simply a PC you can put in your pocket that brings along for the ride every ill ever conceived of on a PC and more besides.
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Android is in what way a platform for the technical elite? It is outselling Apple's offerings 4:1. It is easy for people to install what they like on it... that's the attraction, not a disadvantage.
Android has both a large user base of generally satisfied customers and more freedom for those customers. Apple has a tiny market share by comparison, and locks customers into its own software. Claiming that android is for the technical elite is like claiming donuts are for the culinary elite.