Thats the question CBSNews tried to answer, and I think they hit it right on the nail. This all starts out with At&t getting the iPhone and allegedly Verizon denying it (thank god right?). This meant everyone else had to find something to keep their smart phone line relevant, and that was where Android flew in to save the day. The OS was awesome, fast, free and available to any company who was up for the challenge. Google's involvement made it better because as we all know... Most of what they do, turn to gold. Now aren't we glad Verizon did not want the iPhone?