Woz: Android will be the dominant smartphone platform

Thu, Nov 18, 2010


Speaking to the Dutch-language De Telegraaf newspaper, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak threw his two cents in regarding the ongoing battle for smartphone supremacy between Apple and Android. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, Woz thinks Android is the platform that will ultimately win out, likening the situation to how Windows emerged victorious over the Mac back in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Woz then moved on to the topic of Android saying that Android smartphones, not the iPhone, would become dominant, noting that the Google OS is likely to win the race similarly to the way that Windows ultimately dominated the PC world. Woz stressed that the iPhone, “Has very few weak points. There aren’t any real complaints and problems. In terms of quality, the iPhone is leading.” However, he then conceded that, “Android phones have more features,” and offer more choice for more people. Eventually, he thinks that Android quality, consistency, and user satisfaction will match iOS.

Steve closed the interview with a jab at Nokia calling it, “the brand from a previous generation” suggesting that the boys from Finland should introduce a new brand for a young consumer.

via Engadget


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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Fjord Prefect Says:

    He might be right to some degree, but I think that Android will always be an iPhone also-ran. Whereas the new Windows 7 Phone OS actually offers something new, compelling and (gasp) original. Don’t count MS out just yet.

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