Wozniak says nice things about Android

Jan. 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has riled the U.S. company's faithful fans by suggesting Android phones have some advantages over the iPhone.

While not explicitly saying Android phones are superior, Wozniak said there are some things Android just does better.

"My primary phone is the iPhone," Wozniak said in an interview with MacWorld. "I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do."

While calling the iPhone elegant, beautiful, simple and easy to use, he cited Android's better voice controls and navigation.

He also complained of the iPhone's short battery life, a complaint echoed by many iPhone owners, but saved his biggest criticism for the iPhone 4S's most popular feature, the Siri voice control assistant.

Siri requires a connection to the Internet for voice commands like calling his wife, he said, so when there's no data connection, there's no voice controls.

"With the iPhone 4 I could press a button and call my wife," Wozniak said. "Now on the 4S I can only do that when Siri can connect over the Internet. But many times it can't connect. I've never had Android come back and say, 'I can't connect over the Internet.'"

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