Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak carries multiple phones on him, and only one of them is the Apple iPhone. He also carries a Motorola Droid, and he has come clean that he prefers the Android operating system for some of his tasks.
He starts out by seriously dissing Siri, Apple’s mobile digital assistant (available on the newest iPhone 4s) claiming the Android’s voice recognition technology works the first time while Siri takes multiple shots.
“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 have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the Android, and that bothers me.”
Wozniak said his opinion is that Android outperforms the iPhone 4S in GPS navigation, battery life, and voice-enabled assistance.
He did say the iPhone was his primary phone and had some words of praise for the device. He said it is the best phone for people who are scared of anything complex stating,
“For that kind of person that is scared of complexity, well, here’s a phone that is simple to use and does what you need it to do.”
Apple has real reason to fear Android. Android’s market share increased 3.1% over the last quarter of 2011 while Apple’s share only increased 1.8%.
Do you think Steve Wozniak is justified in saying that Android is a better system?
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