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.