November 18, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Apple co-founder and Dancing With the Stars alum Steve Wozniak is a straight shooter. So it’s no surprise that he’s willing to be frank about the future of the smartphone wars and acknowledge that Android will “win the race,” at least in terms of number of users.
In an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Wozniak claimed that the iPhone leads the way in quality and user satisfaction. And though he feels that Android is inconsistent like Microsoft Windows was in the early PC days, Android will become the most-adopted platform.
The Windows/Android analogy is a common and fitting comparison. The range of choices and ability to spread on multiple presents a unique challenge to Apple’s model for being the only company to deliver its product. Wozniak admits as much saying that the iPhone is “not for everyone” according to the Telegraaf, and Android offers ore options.
Wozniak’s comments are more realistic than that of Apple CEO Steve Jobs who has repeatedly touted numbers that paint Apple as the leader in the mobile space. Those numbers are falling rapidly, however.
De Telegraaf translated from Dutch