"WikiLeaks criticized Google on Monday, alleging that the company waited 2-1/2 years to notify members of the anti-secrecy group that it had turned over their private emails and other information to the U.S. government."
Google may be at least as bad as Apple on the privacy front, but at least when an app is removed from the Play Store all users can still install it if the app developer hosts the installation file on their website. Without rooting your phone! Just have to enable unknown sources and voilà. As far as I know that's not an option for iOS devices. Though I wouldn't know for sure, I've never owned one.