First, let me start by saying I should probably be reading less of your stuff simply because of what I’m about to say.
Your hatred of Android is lacks relevance outside the US. More specifically, it lacks relevance in Africa.
I’m in Zimbabwe and to get a smartphone I have two choices:
The average working person in the country get something like US $250 a month. In Kenya, the Ideos costs even less; around US $90. Granted you can’t compare the two phones on features, but they’re both smartphones. The Ideos has been a hit in Kenya and is almost guaranteed to get the same popularity in Zimbabwe and other Africa countries.