I am really looking forward to Android maturing. While I love my iPad, I do see how much better it could be if Apple would loosen their grip a little. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to connect USB drives to your iPad? Or even change the "new mail" sound? My point is that Apple locks down their devices so much that it starts to interfere with productivity. I don't believe that Android will have those type of issues. I shouldn't have to jailbreak my iPad in order for me to change my new mail sounds (just as an exmaple).
I shouldn't have to jailbreak my device to make the lock screen useful. I shouldn't have to be forced to upgrade the iOS version on my device. I SHOULD be able to run any version of iOS I'd like!
I think you get the point - all of this will be available to android users WITHOUT jailbreaking.
Just the fact that we are discussing Android vs. iOS says something - the shift has begun! While I'm not ready to swtich to an Android device YET, I think I will be willing to (and will) soon enough. Just wait and see...
And please don't tell me that Apple IS loosening their grip - if anything, they are tightening it! Lets look at some recent items... They first tried to stop jailbreakers from using iBooks. Then they came up with this 30% fee for everything sold through them. Folks, they are NOT loosening their grip - at all. And it's going to hurt them in the long run.