Great Ars article on Google's move towards a more closed-source, controlled Android

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/googles-iron-grip-on-android-controlling-open-source-by-any-means-necessary/

I found that pretty enlightening on Google's slow creep towards a more-closed source Android, by slowly making key parts of it closed-source, as well as exerting more control over the apps. It's unfortunate that it's going on, but it's pretty understandable why they're doing it.