i think its the variety. people lose their minds over a new apple phone when its the same with another row of icons.
every type of android that comes out is pretty different from the last, and there are several lines. like the nexus / galaxy nexus, and then there's the S1/2/3, HTC 1/amaze. there's tons of android phones available, and people get them for the phone, not the little fucking apple on the side of them that puts them into a fucking higher class than everyone else.