Woz clarifies statement re: Android – “Almost every app I have is better on the iPhone”

Thu, Nov 18, 2010


Earlier today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak caused a stir when he reportedly claimed that Android was on pace to become the dominant smartphone platform. Apparently, though,┬áthe Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf lost the gist of Woz’s comments in translation.

Engadget reports:

Woz says he gave the De Telegraaf reporter a lengthy demonstration of voice commands on iOS and Android, pointed out that Android offered the ability to say “Navigate to Joe’s Diner,” and suggested that Apple would catch up through its purchases of Siri and Poly9. According to Steve, that’s about it — he says he’d “never” say that Android was better than iOS, and that “Almost every app I have is better on the iPhone.” Woz did say he lightly prognosticated that Android would become more popular “based on what I’ve read,” but that 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.”


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