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Wozniak misquoted on iOS, says Android like Windows

updated 02:20 pm EST, Thu November 18, 2010

Wozniak corrects record on iOS vs Android

Quickly following up on a Dutch interview, Steve Wozniak this afternoon said he was misquoted. The Apple co-founder said he believed virtually every app he used was "better on the iPhone." Android's main advantages were in its Voice Actions for navigation and other tasks, but Apple's acquisitions of Siri and Poly9 would solve these, he told Engadget.

He still believed from "what I'd read" that Android would still get the upper hand in market share, but Wozniak stressed that he didn't necessarily think it would be out of superiority. It could be "a lot like Windows" and gain the upper hand over Apple in share even when its competitor had a quality lead in at least the short term.

"I'm not trying to put Android down, but I'm not suggesting it's better than iOS by any stretch of the imagination," he said. "But it can get greater marketshare and still be crappy."

Wozniak has readily acknowledged that his company role plays a factor but has also regularly experimented with other platforms. iPhones are still his primary devices, and he has said in an interview with the TWiT network that he has three iPhones.

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  1. iphonerulez

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    Is it possible to backpedal on a Segway...

    Woz seems to be able to do it if he's retracting negative statements he made about iOS becoming second fiddle to Android. It's possible he got a call from the CEO of a company that has a name of a fruit. I understand Woz. He just calls 'em as he sees 'em. Google will dominate mobile market share and that is a certainty.

  1. macnixer

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    Wozniak misquoted: Windows Phone 7 is crappy

    Steve Wozniak, in an interview with Engadget, corrected what was reported in the Dutch news. Steve really meant that Windows Phone 7 is crappy. He stressed that Android was used an alias as Android is crappy and is more like main stream Windows. Windows Phone 7 is the greater threat to iOS and Android since it is closest to the crappiest OS - Windows.

    The above should have been the real headline.

  1. driven

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    Not trying to put Android down ...

    ... but it can still be crappy. LOL

  1. Fast iBook

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    This is a huge smack in the face to google.

    - A

  1. Cronocide

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    The way I see it...

    iOS Mac OS X
    Android OS Windows XP
    Windows Phone DieHard DOS

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