Apple has laid the foundation for this to happen by making iOS a closed system the way Mac OS is. The only way you can get to either of Apple’s OS is to buy an Apple product. The only way to get iOS software is from the Apple App store.
Having a closed system and only one hardware manufacturer has created a unique situation whereby Apple can control the quality of their entire product from hardware to software. Even the Apple bashers will grudgingly admit that their product is ace.
The problem with Windows is that anyone and their granny can make a Windows machine. That leaves the consumer with a huge headache when choosing a new machine. One of the plusses of this model is that the consumer can choose from a wide variety and low price points, but unfortunately the computer industry is not exempt from the adage that goedkoop is duurkoop,
Add to that the problem of malware and viruses and you have the problem in a nutshell. Already malware and viruses are raising their ugly heads in the Android App Store. The more dominant Android becomes the more the attention of the hacker and criminal world will be focussed on that product.
I remember a few years ago when I had the misfortune to have to consult a security expert he provided this bit of advice. If you are being chased by a lion you want to be the one wearing the takkies. The message being that you need just that much more security than your neighbours have so that any potential threat will go for the easier target.
The other problem users face with the sheer number of manufacturers building machines to host Android OS is that updates to the OS become a haphazard affair. This is best illustrated by my son and his girlfriend deciding to go for Samsung smartphones rather than Apple iPhones due to budgetary restraints. They each bought a different model and my son was disappointed to discover that his girlfriend’s phone would get the new OS, but his phone would not. I am not sure if this sort of thing is possible to establish pre the buying decision.
I would much rather have an Apple product even if I have to miss out on an update or two due to budget requirements knowing I have a quality product that is supported by a consistent upgrade policy. Yes I know that eventually Apple stop supporting older products, but not until they are long past their sell by date.
So go for it Android. grab that number one spot. Let flash work on your handsets. Keep those digital nut jobs away from my iPhone.