Steve Wozniak Discusses iPhone vs. Android

Steve “Woz” Wozniak is one of the iPhone’s biggest fans, but he is also one of the device’s biggest critics as well. His opinions are closely monitored since he co-founded Apple. However Steve Wozniak sees that Google Android has some advantages of the Android operating system over the Apple iPhone. Below is what Wozniak had to say about the iPhone vs. Android.

“My primary phone is the iPhone,” stated Woz. “I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do.”

Woz said that he believes voice commands work better on Android and the built-in navigation system is another advantage. He also said that Android is not as simple to use as the iPhone, but believes that they are not that much more complicated. Woz said “if you’re willing to do the work to understand it a little bit, well I hate to say it, but there’s more available in some ways.”

Woz is a bigger fan of the Motorola Droid Razr over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. One of the reasons why Wozniak is a fan of Android is because he is friends with the head of Android, Andy Rubin. He was also on the board of directors at Rubin’s old company, Danger Inc. “I’ve known Andy a long time, and I respect him a lot,” said Woz.

The Siri feature on the iPhone 4S has not been working too well for Woz lately. “I used to ask Siri, ‘What are the five biggest lakes in California?’ and it would come back with the answer. Now it just misses. It gives me real estate listings. I used to ask, ‘What are the prime numbers greater than 87?’ and it would answer. Now instead of getting prime numbers, I get listings for prime rib, or prime real estate,” stated Woz.

[The Daily Beast]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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