Thanks for you comment Dillon. Privacy question is a big one, no doubt. I think Google will find a balance to satisfy the majority of users in the future. More people will be comfortable using Android and their products.
Sure, Apple is investing, like everybody else. A better question would be — has Apple been first to market with Siri and why it is so inferior to Google? This is just one simple example.
It is not about who they buy or announce or sell, it is what practically can you use every day and how better off you are. Thats what matters.