I do really like the Apple "infrastructure" iPhone\iPad+airplay+Apple TV is still unrivaled by anything made by anyone(to my knowledge) and we use it constantly.....if Google would get their shit together and create a cheap "apple" TV type device I'd be thrilled to look into making the jump once my current iPhone dies.
Actually there are many things that already "rival" the iPhone to Apple TV connection. Apple TV in itself isn't really anything that mind blowing, it still lacks many features of the Boxee, Roku, and Google TV options. DLNA support has been on phones for quite some time.
Google specifically, has Google TV which is being built INTO many current TV sets (Sony, etc.) as well as another option, the Google Nexus Q which is another way to stream / access internet based entertainment.
As for other Google integrations - I actually think they outdo anything Apple can currently provide. The whole Google+ thing actually works really well. For example, say you are on your computer and you're on Google Maps (which blows away Apple maps, as has been heavily documented throughout the media world since the ios6 launch) you can save a location (add a star) and boom, next time you open up Google Maps on your Android phone - that location is saved.
Same integration with Gchat. I can be talking to someone on my work computer, walk away from my desk and just continue the conversation on my phone. Same with your bookmarks in Chrome - automatically add to your Chrome browser on your Android device.
Same with photos - you can edit your settings in Google+ so that anytime you're on a wifi connection (of even just a regular cellular connection, or you can turn it off, etc.) it will automatically upload your photos. This doesn't seem like a big deal, but it does it without you having to do anything and your photos are saved automatically. Compare that to the iTunes world where you HAVE to sync to get any of the photos.
In my opinion, the benefit of Android over iPhone (iOS) is the ability to do whatever you want to customize. You want to change your keyboard? Download a new one. Download 10 different ones if you want, and pick the one you like best. You don't like the stock browser? Download Chrome, or Firefox, or Dolphin HD, etc. You want widgets - add them, change the size, change the location, etc.
When you have an Apple product, you play by their rules. I had the OG iPhone, 3G, and 3GS before switching to Android - and there is no way I'd go back. Yes, the new iPhone is a very nice looking phone (black aluminum = awesome looking) and it has very good performance... but it still doesn't have ALL of the features of the top phones (of any OS) - which is sort of showing that Apple is now playing catchup instead of leading the pack.
You can say "Oh well I don't want NFC anyway" but why? You're telling me that if they made an iPhone 5 with NFC and one without NFC and they were both the same price - you would choose the one without?
Same thing with the larger screens. Steve Jobs said '3.5" is the perfect size for our customers' (or something to that effect). He passes away and the first thing they change is the size of the screen. Remember the whole "You're holding it wrong" thing? Get real. Arrogance.
Lastly, you (HikeswithDogs) didn't mention this but I always see Apple people claiming it, is the fact that Android is so "fragmented" because some devices don't get the new updates or newest OS refreshes, when ALL iPhones can get the latest. The problem with that is, yes the iPhone 3GS can get iOS6 - but it doesn't get the full range of features. It doesn't get the new Turn-by-Turn navigation, it doesn't get the new Panoramic camera option, Siri, etc. Same thing for the iPhone 4 actually.... you're telling me the iPhone 4 doesn't have the power to do Turn-by-Turn nav or Panoramic camera?
Or is Apple just trying to get you to upgrade to the new iPhone? That's a rhetorical question, as that is exactly what they are doing. They did it with the 3G to 3GS, giving the 3GS video recording and touting that as a feature, even though people had jailbroken their 3G even before the 3GS was announced and got video recording. They did it for the 4S, which got Siri but the 4 didn't. It's all about the $ for Apple.