We have all seen this image, and I agree with the android fans that it is biased. I do think that this is a good representation of the underlying problem at hand. For semi informed consumers, what is he/she to do, seeing this infographic? Obviously, buy an iphone, but what if you want an android model.
TL;DR answer: Buy only an official google release nexus phone.
Updated: I did a followup here: http://chaimtime.com/2012/03/18/how-to-deal-with-the-listening-to-music-problem-a-continuation/
With all the new cloud players out there, which one will have the advantage. I think I have a plus for google music.
Running a mac, with an android phone, and an ever growing music library, I have yet to find the perfect solution. The iphone was the perfect solution except for the fact that Android does more of what I need, and music isn’t super high up there. While play counts, and playlists are, other functionality won out.
Converting from PC to Mac to a Windows Home Server, my iTunes.itl file is the holy grail for me. It is one of the few things that I have backed up just about everywhere. When you have reconverted your audio in ever increasing (and now FLAC) quality, you lose space. Lots of space. With an 8gig nano in your car, you have to choose your music wisely.
So what am I complaining about ? Simply, how can you use a cloud service to store all your music and update your play count. I think I found it.