Woz: I Wish My iPhone Did Everything My Android Does

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is a gadget-fiend, and he's made no secret about the fact that in addition to his iPhone, he has an Android device, too. However, it might surprise you to learn that the Woz, a man who can regularly be found queuing up to get his hands on the latest Apple products at launch, doesn't think the iPhone is king in every regard. In fact, he kind of wishes it were more like his Android.

Speaking in an interview to the Daily Beast, Wozniak said that while the iPhone is his primary handset, he wishes it were able to perform certain tasks, such a voice commands and navigation, to the same standard his Android phone can.

"My primary phone is the iPhone," he told Dan Lyons, adding, "I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do."

Wozniak also says that he feels Siri has declined since the application was acquired by Apple and integrated into iOS. He said he loved it when it was available as an independent app but that Siri's accuracy and connectivity have been affected by Apple's acquisition of the software.

Surprisingly, Wozniak isn't too keen on his Galaxy Nexus, the latest in Google's flagship line of own-brand phones and considered by some to be the best Android phone available at the moment. Instead, Wozniak prefers his Motorola Razr, an Android smartphone that takes its cues from Moto's iconic Razr brand of years gone by.

Read more about Wozniak's feeling on all things iPhone and Android on the Daily Beast.

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  • house70
    Not surprised to hear it, this is what a lot of people have been saying all along. Woz just proves one more time he has common sense.
    Glad he can afford to get all this new phones when they come out and hence be able to make honest comparisons. Usually only tech review companies can do that, and sometimes they have some agendas behind their reviews. While Woz is not giving a review per-se, he is able to approach this from a consumer (educated one) POV and share.
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  • extremepcs
    Funny that he waited until Jobs was gone... Probably out of fear.
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  • zak_mckraken
    the new secretary at work = sexy
    your wife at home = functions
    Yeah we know that..
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  • win7guru
    I had a Galaxy Nexus. The thing died in less than a week. I'm gonna stick to my dumb phone now and a ipod touch to compliment it.
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  • officeguy
    Its a freaking phone. What else do you want it to do!!!
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  • house70
    Not surprised to hear it, this is what a lot of people have been saying all along. Woz just proves one more time he has common sense.
    Glad he can afford to get all this new phones when they come out and hence be able to make honest comparisons. Usually only tech review companies can do that, and sometimes they have some agendas behind their reviews. While Woz is not giving a review per-se, he is able to approach this from a consumer (educated one) POV and share.
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