It's the money. Those features cost money and because SUBSIDIZED PHONES like you get at the usual places for 0 to 99 bucks are under extreme pressure to remove every dime, you know why. I'm unsure if you knew and wanted to go over this again but it's very simple.
If you want more, why not get the phone you want? It's out there.
As to the move from Android to Apple, if you use both you see why.
Hey Cnet TVl, I enjoy your show a great deal, I have a question and a request if I may ask. You think you can write or do a show about why more Android device is being built without expansion slots and no removable battery?