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Commentary: The future of Android looks more like Apple

Last week, Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of its mobile operating system, iOS 7. The response was decidedly mixed, with users and critics welcoming a long overdue update to the OS but bemoaning the Easter-colored M&M icons, the inconsistent UI, and an overall look and feel that was wholly lifted from Android and Windows Phone.

But as Apple has taken some cues from its competitors, it appears that Google has been doing the same from Apple. Not in terms of style, but rather by exacting a greater sense of control over its mobile platform and adding a dash of secrecy to boot.