Wozniak: I Wish My iPhone Did The Things My Android Does, I Really Do

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Would things have been better if Steve Jobs just admitted that he liked some of Android’s features?  Was it impossible for him to show just a little bit of love for us?  At least we know Steve “Woz” Wozniak himself enjoys parts of Google’s operating system when compared to his favored iPhone 4S.  In a brief interview with the Daily Beast, Woz held nothing back when it came to comparing the two iOS to Android.

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.

There are things we as Android users enjoy that our Apple counterparts cannot.  We have a wonderfully integrated navigation system, freedom to customize our devices with ROMs and custom kernels, and the ability to install 3rd party applications.  But as most of us do know, that Apple has Siri. A personal assistant built right into your device.  Unfortnately, the Woz is no true advocate for Siri. 

I used to ask Siri, ‘What are the five biggest lakes in California?’ and it would come back with the answer.  Now it just misses.  It gives me real estate listings.  I used to ask, ‘What are the prime numbers greater than 87?’ and it would answer.  Now instead of getting prime numbers, I get listings for prime rib, or prime real estate.

Just because you do not care for certain features or feel that your competitors might have a bit of an advantage in certain aspects, doesn’t mean you should abandon your favorite handset.  Mr. Wozniak still rocks his iPhone on the daily and even recommends the 4S to all people who are curious as to which device he would choose.

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.

We love Woz.  He keeps it real.  Let’s hope we can enjoy his antics for a long time.

Via: The Daily Beast


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