When people buy an Android phone, they’re not buying an Android phone. What they’re doing is NOT buying an iPhone. They’re buying the feeling they get when they whip out their Galaxy 9 in a group of iPhone users. It’s the moment they get to describe the camera and storage and screen specs and why superior to the iPhone’s. This is what they’re buying, the feeling of being smart and analytical and responsible. They don’t want to be a part of the iPhone tribe. Specs have nothing to do with it.
So, Android’s biggest attribute is not being an iPhone. They get to be the “something for everyone” not because they’re the best at being average and that’s really hard to do. Being like iPhone is much easier and offers insights that have practical use.