Woz Waxes Complimentary on Android, Still isn't Ready to Ditch His iPhone

Paul Lilly

What a difference a last name makes. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made it his mission to " destroy Android " even if it meant bankrupting Apple in order to do so. The other Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, doesn't spew the same venom towards Google's green machine as Jobs once did, and even wishes his beloved iPhone could do some of the same things as Android, or at least do certain things as well as the open source OS.

"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 recently said, according to The Daily Beast .

Android's a tough sell to Apple fans, in part because so many are already entrenched in the iOS ecosystem, but also because some of them view the open source platform as a bit more complicated. Wozniak is unfazed.

"If you're willing to do the work to understand it a little bit, well I hate to say it, but there's more available in some ways," Wozniak added.

Wozniak feels that voice commands are superior on Android, and the built-in navigation is a huge plus as well. The iPhone has Siri, but according to Wozniak, it doesn't work as well ever since Apple took control of the reigns, both by giving irrelevant responses, and also because of server issues. Still, he isn't ready to tell the world to go out and buy an Android phone, at least not en masse.

"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," Wozniak says. "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."

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