I was mostly referring to the user experience. Maemo on the N900 feels like a full desktop OS with real multi-tasking and real software (on a slightly too slow computer), and I am assuming Meego will have similar functionality. Android phones feel like advanced iPhones. Everything is still about "apps" and to do anything fun you have to jailbreak.
The Android phones I've seen are pretty much as locked down as the iPhone. Meego is the only phone OS with some potential for new and interesting things. And Nokia were successful in the first place because they dared to try new things.