I have absolutely nothing against Microsoft products or products using Google's Android OS. To each his own I say. That is why we have multiple automotive manufacturers and not just a box with an engine, four wheels and a seat. It is, after all, about the journey, not the destination, and more and more the electronics we use reflect how we want to make the journey. In fact, I run a number of applications developed for the Windows OS on my Apple laptop as a virtual desktop and it works great. "Why would you want to do that?" my friend asks. The answer is simple, because I can. Why limit my horizon to what a single company thinks I should see, when I can enjoy a whole universe of options.
Smart computing is about being smart about how you compute. My recommendation is take off the blinders. It does not matter what computer your friend is using, or what phone they are using, if they are happy with what it does. The great error, is keeping the blinders on, and not realizing what the options might be.
There are many options out there in the vast technical universe that I choose to not use. But, each decision is a conscious decision, (and sometimes an economic decision ;-) that I choose to make. For you individually, and for those IT professionals who follow my blog - don't hate the message (or the messenger either.) Understand there is more than one way to accomplish a task, and more than one right way. What matters is that the task is accomplished well.
Here is a link to a great article by Kim Komando, from USA Today on "10 awesome things you didn't know your phone could do", enjoy