Although both the Steve’s at the helm of Apple were geniuses, Steve Wozniak was the geeky engineer and Steve Jobs was the brilliant marketeer. So naturally with his stroke of geekiness and his engineering prowess Wozniak tries everything.
The interwebs were all over this story Monday where Steve Wozniak gave his candid remarks about iPhone vs iOS, but this isn’t the first time Wozniak has confessed that Android is ahead of iPhone. The first time was actually last January, at one of the last Engadget shows under the original Engadget regime. Josh Topolsky had interviewed Wozniak in a standing room only theater for that episode.
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Fast forward a year later and in an interview with the Daily Beast’s Dany Lyons Woz tells Lyons;
“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.”
Although many an iPhone user contests that Siri is the best thing since sliced bread, Woz says that voice recognition in Android is much better. Voice integration has been around for three years on the Android platform. In addition to Google’s voice integration, companies like Nuance and Vlingo have been producing after market voice integration as well.
“I used to ask Siri, ‘What are the five biggest lakes in California?’ and it would come back with the answer,” he said. “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.”
Woz also said he likes the GPS for Android better. Finally he said that the iPhone battery life was giving him a hard time as well.
Wozniak has had many Android devices. His latest is a Galaxy Nexus that he picked up from the Googleplex before it was released on Verizon.