Dutch newspaper De Telegraph ran an interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak Thursday morning, in which he had some very, very nice things to say about Android. Too nice, it seems. Word has come down from the Woz himself and it looks like the Dutch paper took a few liberties with some quotes. Wozniak basically said that he praised Android’s voice command capabilities while speaking with De Telegraph, but said Apple would soon catch up in that area. He then clarified that iOS is still the superior OS. Android might be more popular, Wozniak said, but that doesn’t make it the better OS. “It can get [a] greater market share and still be crappy.” More →
As is commonplace when Steve Wozniak gives an interview, the Internet was buzzing Thursday morning with snippets from a chat Woz had with Dutch newspaper De Telegraph. On Apple, Wozniak spoke of the company’s failed first attempt to build a cell phone. Apple collaborated with a well-known Japanese consumer electronics company in 2004, and the partnership yielded a phone. The Apple co-founder said that while the company was happy with the hardware, the project ended up being scrapped because the company “wanted something that could amaze the world.” Despite continued leadership and successful efforts in new areas, Wozniak went on to call Nokia a “brand of the previous generation.” Android, which he compared to the Windows PC platform, would ultimately end up winning the smartphone wars and become the mobile leader. “Android phones have more features,” said Woz, and the ever-increasing variety means there will be something for everyone.