Wozniak: Windows Phone trumps Android, carries Apple spirit

Windows Phone logoHabitual smartphone experimenter Steve Wozniak in a podcast (embedded below) gave strong compliments to Windows Phone. Having picked up a Lumia 900 weeks earlier, the Apple co-founder still picked the iPhone as his favorite but argued to aNewDomain that Windows Phone was better than any Android phone. It had the "most beautiful" visual experience of any platform, Wozniak said, and its presentation made him feel like he was "with a friend, not a tool."

It was also fast and reliable, he added, although he echoed complaints about the camera.

Following up in the comments, Wozniak suggested half-jokingly that Microsoft had picked up on the spirit of Apple. While he was careful not to imply that Microsoft had copied anything, he wondered if Microsoft hadn't hired an Apple employee to influence the design given its overall emphasis on intuitiveness and design.

"I also surmised that Steve Jobs might have been reincarnated at Microsoft, due to a lot of what I see and feel with this phone making me think of a lot of great Apple things," he added.

Steve Wozniak

In practice, much of the Metro interface in Windows Phone has commonly been attributed to Joe Belfiore, a more than 20-year veteran of Microsoft. The interface was inspired both by its namesake approach to modern urban signs as well as by magazine layouts.

Wozniak is known for wanting to try most mobile platforms and even got a pre-release Galaxy Nexus directly from Google's headquarters in Mountain View. While some have accused him of being 'disloyal' to the company he helped create, he has regularly kept the iPhone as his favorite and expressed appreciation for some features or design tricks that other platforms might do better.

Source: Electronista

Tags: OSes, Windows Phone

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments