Woz newest comments favor iPhone or Android depending on who you ask

Jan 16, 2012
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There's one fair tech mind out there in the world, at least, and his name is Steve Wozniak - and this week his words are being twisted all to heck, either saying that he's in love with iPhone or Android, depending on how you see it. Whilst speaking with the Daily Beast, Woz, (the co-founder of Apple, if you do not know,) said first that he's had greater success with Android's voice command system than he's had with Apple's Siri, but next that he uses the iPhone as his primary device anyway. He also notes how Android has slightly better navigation built-in, but that Apple is his preferred system with iOS.

This fellow is notorious for allowing himself to be trying out a variety of systems, he himself being a lover of all technological bits across the board. Just a few weeks ago at the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, Woz made no secret of heading down to Google headquarters to pick his own special unit up. Now with both the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy Nexus well off the ground, both of them hero phones for their respective software and hardware manufacturers, Woz's comments are hitting to both groups, in both negative and positive ways:

"I have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the Android, and that bothers me. I’ll be saying, over and over again in my car, 'Call the Lark Creek Steak House,' and I can’t get it done. Then I pick up my Android, say the same thing, and it's done. Plus I get navigation. Android is way ahead on that. My primary phone is the iPhone. I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do." - Wozniak

This should come as no shock to either party, for the reasons listed above and because Woz is a man who really isn't in a position to fear any retribution from any party. When you've been in the industry this long and are such a legend for the vast majority of the people who know who you are, your opinion just IS. Woz spoke additionally on how the iPhone remains his suggested best device for most people:

"The people I recommend the iPhone 4S for are the ones who are already in the Mac world, because it’s so compatible, and people who are just scared of computers altogether and don’t want to use them. The iPhone is the least frightening thing. For that kind of person who is scared of complexity, well, here’s a phone that is simple to use and does what you need it to do." - Wozniak

[via The Daily Beast]


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