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Steve Wozniak: iOS and Android Apps Are Pretty Much The Same, Apple Needs To End Patent Lawsuits

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Steve Wozniak may be the co-founder of Apple Computer, but, when it comes to touting the company’s new iOS 5 platform, he says it’s really no different than the Google Android OS in terms of application use.

Wozniak hopped on SlashDot on Monday to answer questions about the new Apple mobile OS when he revealed no significant difference between the programs.

According to Woz:

“There are more than enough apps and they are generally the same quality on each platform.”

When asked if the similarity in “innovations” justified patent lawsuits that are almost always started by Apple, he responded:

“I wish that instead of all these lawsuits Apple was sitting down and cross-licensing with the other players. I would like my iPhone to be the best it could, even if someone else did some of the things first.

That statement couldn’t ring more true for millions of iPhone 5 users who are still without NFC, wireless charging, built-in advanced text messaging, and other features commonly found on devices from other manufacturers.

Wozniak was also asked if the “personal computer” was disappearing, to which he responded:

“The days of being fixed to a larger machine are over. It’s easier to throw an iPhone out the window than a Macintosh!”

Steve Wozniak literally flew to Australia so he could be one of the first people in the world to buy the iPhone 5; obviously, we know where his loyalties are still held. With that being said, it’s nice to see an electronics pioneer admitting that Apple needs to back off its crazy patent lawsuits and focus on differentiating its own mobile OS whenever possible.

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One Response to “Steve Wozniak: iOS and Android Apps Are Pretty Much The Same, Apple Needs To End Patent Lawsuits”

  1. Dave Hargraves

    you are absolutely correct Steve, and it seems Rim is following the lead just the same including their apps. it seems to me all the developers are following the lead of the excutives of all the smartphone providers, it seems to be their way or the hi-way. I have 40apps on my ipod and I'm still bored, so I read a book on it or play mp3. it seems to me that everyone has lost their creativity and innovation skills, pertaining to developing skills, probabaly due to the fact they all came from the same school learning exactly the same thing. well I guess it is easier to copy someone ideas then to create your own. no wonder competition is high, anyways have a nice day Steve, regards, Freelance Eng (developer and designer of smartphone tech).

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