At last estimate, you are part of a ten percent minority of Android users who actually care (real statistic). The majority of users “adopt” Android the same way they “adopt” Windows: because it was on their hardware when they bought it. These same people would throw their hands up in disgust if you told them they’d have to do anything else to make their phone usable beyond turning it on.
As a designer, I prefer to go with the design that fits the project rather than following the trends. Who wants to look like everybody else? Besides the fact that it means you’re skating to where the puck is, rather than where it’s going to be.
Myself, I feel like Apple aped too much already with this one. The Safari buttons are a visual disaster, with no spatial consistency with one another. One is left-biased, another right, then top, then bottom. I’d flunk a student who turned in something like that.