Say what? Woz thinks Apple should build an Android phone
Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak is not only famous for being the father of the personal computer, but also because he can come up with some crazy ideas every now and then, and yes, these even include the personal computer back in 1976 according to the ‘experts’ of the time. Today he’s no longer an active Apple engineer, but he still is well renowned for his thoughts and impressions of where the company is headed.
We’ve heard how much of a fan Woz is of Nokia Lumia smartphones, and in a recent appearance in Apps World North America he manifested that Apple should consider building an Android phone and “play in two arenas at the same time.” According to Woz: “There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market,” since Android is open to any OEM that desires to use it. He also mentioned that “people like the precious looks of stylings and manufacturing that we [Apple] do in our product compared to the other Android offerings,” and that this would be benefited by the Android ecosystem.
Now if you’re thinking Woz is nuts, well, that’s not actually true. You’ve never seen a Mac launching with Windows 8, but Apple has a service called Boot Camp built-in to allow you to dual-boot Windows if you want to, and Macs have been famous for being the fastest Windows machines in the market. An iPhone that could dual-boot into Android wouldn’t be such a dumb idea if you think of it.