iPhone and iPad aficionados like to cite Google's copying of iOS features -- but the reverse happens, too
Online settings backup
It's no surprise that as a cloud-oriented company, Google would include cloud-based backup of settings and some user data in Android. After all, Google wants your data in its cloud. iOS 5 takes a cue from Google here with its iCloud service. iCloud does much more, but its features include backing up settings and user data -- like Android before it.