back in the day, I remember attending living surfaces conferences and at one, the designer of the very first volkswagen site talked about a review of her work. The reviewer stated that this site broke from the tradition of (early) web work in that there was not a grey background, text was not centered across the entirety of the page, or all in blue. Her take away, appropriately, was that she was flattered by the comment.
As I look across the design of android apps, desperately seeking examples that are good, but not derivative of the iOS. I find my self wondering... do developers that are invested in that platform reject good UI and good design as a reaction to the influence of apple. Is there a prejudice in that (developer dominated) space so strong that the notion of good design is parallel and equated with iOS apps?