I thought, it was weird, how Jono defended Google.
People are lazy. If they are not offered choices, they don’t choose. Even, if they are given choices, but one is preselected, they refuse to think and change.
Jono said, that people can install alternative apps, if they want. Well, elitist Jono has his $1k Pixel, but most people have some $200–$300 Samsung/HTC/Huawei/Whatever Android-phones and the big problem is that they always run out of storage space. And Google does not help this problem by bloating their own software. One can hardly install any 3rd party software, when all the space is consumed by Google Play, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Movies, Google Books, (Google) Youtube, Google this-and-that. And every now and then they get updates and grow bigger and bigger. Even if they fitted just fine, when the phone was brand new, quite soon they hog up all the space. And what even worse, you can not uninstall them. You can only downgrade them to the “original” version by removing all patches. (And then they keep reminding you that you should upgrade.)
My wifes Sony just asked her to get updates for Youtube app. No can do. Not enough space available. And she doesn’t even have that much apps installed. (And where the *** does Youtube need access to contacts and SMS-messages?)