Thanks for sharing.
It's intresting to note that the judge in this case is Lucy H. Koh, formerly a senior associate of the global legal firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati who represent Apple Inc. and Google. According to the BBC article, she's dismissed all but the least serious parts of the charges.
Some of the charges more than likely relate to the Carrier IQ scandal from a few months ago. To be fair, it also involved Android phones and tablets.
As the infamous grafitti once read, (I thought George Orwell's) "Nineteen-Eighty-Four was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual."
If you have an Android phone, the chances are that there's a compatible "home brew" version of Android for it. Home brew versions of Android usually have all the adware and spyware removed, and are usually optimised for best performance on your device. Canononical are developing an ARM version of Ubuntu for mobile devices too. For Apple devices, well, you're stuck with what you've got.