Indeed. the iThingies are far more profitable for Apple than Android is for Google (no wonder, Android is primarily just an vehicle for them to serve ads). A third party, Samsung (and pretty much only Samsung) gets the big bucks from the system. If Google could change positions with Apple, they would.
I also said 90s distro. And Android is not really a "Linux distro" in the classical sense (it's also completely GNU-free and uses the apache license). That changes the usual dynamic and makes the bearded one hates it.
If I am refering to "freetards" I mean almost exclusively the GNU/FSF kind.
Don't be kidding. One reason Apple dishonors Flash is that they fully well know that HTML 5 itself cannot compete with their offerings. One more leverage to go IOS-native. Smart move.
Here are more open standards: