And if you don’t agree with Siegler’s assertion that Apple, for
all their warts, has more of the end-user’s interest in mind than
Google does, I’d just like you to do one simple test. Go into an
AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint store and set out a few Android models
along with an iPhone and maybe a couple “none of the above”
smartphones they sell. One and only one of those phones is going
to be entirely free of the carrier logo. Don’t be under the
illusion that’s merely an aesthetic issue.