Steve Wozniak: I wish my iPhone did “all the things as my Android”

By on January 17, 2012
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Apple co-founder finds Android better than the iOS in many aspects.

Steve Jobs would have been so mad. Steve Wozniak, the genius behind the Mac computers and one of Apple’s co-founders, has praised Android in an interview, saying that some features of Google’s popular mobile OS works better than his iPhone.

Wozniak particularly mentioned the voice command function, saying that he had more success with Android than with iOS’s Siri.

“I have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the Android, and that bothers me,” said Woz. “I’ll be saying, over and over again in my car, ‘Call the Lark Creek Steak House,’ and I can’t get it done. Then I pick up my Android, say the same thing, and it’s done. Plus I get navigation. Android is way ahead on that.”

His primary phone is still the iPhone, but he really wishes “it did all the things my Android does, I really do.”

Android is not still perfect for him, and says that it could be complicated for new users and has a slightly higher learning curve.

“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,” he said.

“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.”


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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