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Apple Co-Founder Sees Promise in Android

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FALLING FAR FROM THE TREE
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A little over a week ago, I was referred to as an "illiterate moron" simply for suggesting that there are a few things that Android does better than the iPhone, BlackBerry, and others. Even though I added that nobody has touched the easy and versatility of Apple's music software, I was accused of being a "dumbwit" and blind to the "100 things [it] does better than Android." This, along with many other Apple-related posts I've written over the past two and a half years, has stoked the angry fanboy flames -- which assert that nothing can be as good as an Apple product. Not no one, not no way, not no how.

So what happens when that claim is made from within the Cupertino Camp? Is it like dividing by zero? Or asking a robot to describe love?

In a recent interview with Dutch-language De Telegraaf newspaper in the Netherlands, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke a little about the iPhone and its place within the smartphone world. He stated how the device "has very few weak points." Adding, "There aren't any real complaints and problems. In terms of quality, the iPhone is leading."

However, he predicts that Google will eventually rule the mobile OS roost. Similar to how Apple limited itself to only a few computers in the 1980s, the iPhone OS can only reach so far when Android is spread out among numerous platforms, devices, and carriers. Like Windows in the PC world, Google will soon take over.

Wozniak also championed Android's progress and ability, saying, "Android phones have more features." He also said that the OS will soon be as good as the iPhone's in terms of quality, consistency, and user satisfaction.

But before vehement Apple fans grouse in the comments, take heart that you're not using a Nokia -- a brand which Wozniak referred to as "the mark of a previous generation."
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