Marco Arment wrote a great article about the whole "Android is better than iOS" statement. I hear it a lot - "Android is Better than iOS", "Apple is shit" and other things that when ask I "why?" they lack a response or have a response like "it's just better". This article sums about everything I say to reply. I use Google services, I use Gmail for my personal mail(for my website email, I use my own mail server), Search, Maps for walking and public transport navigation(for car navigation I use Waze, which also belong to Google since earlier this year), YouTube and Chrome. There are some Google products that are great(and Google's iOS apps for their products are really nice), but like Marco, I keep myself logged out of my Google Account most of time(I'm only logged in when using Gmail or YouTube), and I try to keep my information away from Google. If you ever heard someone say "Android is Better" and I'm pretty sure you did, I suggest you read Marco's Article.