Oh yeah. Android phones be it Htc or Samsung are a direct threat to apple. Why? Here are few awesome features which apple doesnt provide.
People love freedom. They want to actually own (fully not partially ) their gadgets and its softwares once after they buy it. Well ya! they paid for it.
Apple has restrictions in many areas. Ios . Itunes . No flashsupport . Many of these demands you to stick to their developed software limitations.They are pretty 'closed' applications protected by DRM codes etc so there is absolutely no flexibility of file transfers and utilizations. ios is pretty locked . What is out of factory is what one has to 'legally' follow. Any further independent development is considered as hacking.
Where as the beauty of Android is freedom for 'unlimitation ' . We can root it, modify it, develop it further . Total open source . And supports countless apps and addons. No wonder Apple is shaky, i mean common how long they think they can 'control' user freedom. ?
In addition to the awesomeness of android os we now have kickass smartphone handsets from samsung and other companies which offer a lot for a better price than pricy Apple products.
I personally use Galaxy Tab which i preferred over ipad.
Tab offers flash support, 7inches handy, can insert SIM and use as a phone, can be rooted and upgraded to newer versions of android, can download loads of applications for music (not limited to itunes) movies, utility tools, even torrents,
Its almost limitless . Lots of apps to facilitate smooth transfers between pc and phones. I am totally loving it. Android indeed is a revolution as free open source software . Apple is resorting to cheep tricks of sueing to halt android phones instead of true healthy competition .