Steve Wozniak: Android will beat iPhone

Posted on Thursday, November 18 2010 @ 19:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that Google's Android operating system will come out on top in the smartphone market. Android is like Windows, he said, the iPhone offers more quality but it's not for everyone. Wozniak believes the user experience on Android phones will become as good as on the iPhone, and that Android will dominate the smartphone market because it offers more features.
During the interview, Wozniak suggested that the iPhone 'has very few weaknesses - there are no real complaints or problems. Apple has set the direction for the entire world.'

Despite this glowing summary of Apple's wonderphone, Wozniak believes that the requirement to use the company's iTunes software to unlock many of the features of the handset is a major drawback compared to devices based around Google's Android operating system, which he describes as 'for everyone.'
Interestingly, Wozniak also revealed that Apple had a working iPhone prototype as far back as 2004, but this phone didn't make it to market because the company felt that it wasn't innovative enough.

Source: Bit Tech

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