Is it not Microsoft that won?
This is fact. Google have lost billions on Android si far. They lost 12+ billion on Motorola. The bought Android. They paid for development.
Microsoft in other hand gets 5-15 dollar per Android device in licensing fees. Only Samsung Nokia and Ericsson have strong enough patents. For Microsoft it did not matter that they lost since they now get 2-4 billion free each year.
Still google makes more on iOS advertising then android and Google have to pay 50% to apple.
Should not the shareholders be angry at google blowing billions in a prestige project?
Why didn't google use Unix instead of Linux saving android oems the license fee to Microsoft.
Loosing 10+ billion and corner the market is not impressive. I guess just most experts don't know facts.