Wozniak Would Never Say Android Is Better Than iOS

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was misquoted in the Dutch paper De Telegraaf. Supposedly they quoted was as saying that “Android phones have more features” and this would help Google Android become the most dominant smartphone platform. This sparked an iOS vs. Android debate across the web. Fortunately Engadget called Woz to have him clarify what he meant.

Woz had given the De Telegraaf reporter a lengthy demonstration of voice commands on the iOS vs. the Android. He pointed out that Android offered the ability to say “Navigate to Joe’s Diner.” He said that Apple would catch up to these advanced features through the acquisition of Siri and Poly9. He also said that he would “never” say that Android was better than iOS.

“Almost every app I have is better on the iPhone.” He did say that based on what he has been reading, he does expect Android to become more popular. He said he expects Android “to be a lot like Windows… I’m not trying to put Android down, but I’m not suggesting it’s better than iOS by any stretch of the imagination. But it can get greater marketshare and still be crappy.”