…and somebody just divided by 0 somehere! J/K. Here’s what Woz said in an interview over at the Daily Beast:
“I have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the Android, and that bothers me… I’ll be saying, over and over again in my car, ‘Call the Lark Creek Steak House,’ and I can’t get it done. Then I pick up my Android, say the same thing, and it’s done.”
“Plus I get navigation. Android is way ahead on that…”.
“My primary phone is the iPhone,” Woz told the Daily Beast. “I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do.”
As much as we, around here, full-heartedly believe the Android OS to be superior, it’s odd to hear someone from ‘the other camp’ make that statement.
I’m no Apple hater, despite how my friends like to portray me as one. I have a healthy amount of respect for it. I’ve given it it’s due where required, and attempted to use it for myself, but could never get the level of satisfaction from using it as I have with my Android.
Talking to iPhone peeps and it’s an entirely different story. Often they’ll speak down on other OS’s as tho’ you’re still in the stone ages, and they’ll often make this comment without having even turned on an Android powered phone.
So, hearing Woz make a statement like this; makes my heart a little softer, knowing that you can’t generalize one group of people … that there are always exceptions, especially the properly informed. And Woz is definitely one of the ‘informed’ (tho’ he did date Kathy Griffin for some time).
Anyhow, if that’s not a stellar promo, I don’t know what is.
He makes the comment in the article about how iPhone is the ‘simple answer’. I say this a lot to people. Just like how often I used to sell things with less features to people I know just wouldn’t know what to do with them. (i.e. selling someone a corded phone when they would have a million questions about how you charge a cordless up).