To better understand why one might choose an Android based phone over the iPhone/OS - One must starts with understanding Google's current philosophies and resulting influence on the latest internet developments and standards.
This is currently best done by watching things like Google rencent (5/20/2010) developers conference ("Google I/O 2010") keynote speech.
(Unfortunately, just day one's keynote is 2 hours long! Scroll down for highlights!)
Fortunately, I've compiled some Keynote Highlights - although there are many more!:
(From both Day 1 & Day 2; day two is really all about Android)
- Google Android, version 2.2 (Code name Froyo):
- Google Inspired, HTML 5 Apps like MugTUg (Photo-editing) & Clicker.tv (Mainstream TV Program Search and delivery).
- Google TV
- Puch a video from your Andriod Phone to your Google TV device.
- Now the ability to push Google Apps to your TV through Google TV!
- Google TV - Logitech, Set Top Device - Controled by iPhone or iTouch