Android got where it is by being open.
Typical Slashtard. Outside of this site, almost NO ONE cares that Android is "Open" (which it is actually NOT).
The phone manfacturers do, and for them it's enough that Android is more open than iOS (which it actually IS, for any reasonable definition of open).
Android got to where it is by being on every cheap-ass FREE handset around, PERIOD. FULL STOP.
So, pray tell, what made those cheap-ass handsets possible?