Steve Wozniak Thinks Apple Should Make An Android Smartphone

Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has been known to say some interesting things, but this probably takes the cake. In a recent interview with Wired Wozniak said that Apple should consider releasing an Android phone, which would let the company compete in two “arenas” at once.

“There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market,” said Wozniak–who, it should be noted, is no longer involved in the day-to-day workings of the company. “We could compete very well. People like the precious looks of stylings and manufacturing that we do in our product compared to the other Android offerings. We could play in two arenas at the same time.”

Wozniak is right, technically there is nothing stopping Apple from releasing an Android smartphone considering Android is open source, but it would need to negotiate with Google for permission to include apps like Google Maps and Gmail.

Steve Wozniak

It’s highly unlikely though because Apple already has a very busy project roadmap and it would be difficult to replicate the tight integration between iPhone and iOS on Android.

Of course this isn’t the first time Wozniak has recommended Apple play nicer with its competitors, he has also suggested that Apple let Android and Windows phone users use iTunes on their device.

Also in the interview it was mentioned that Woz has three iPhone 5c handsets, one in each color. He additionally added that he doesn’t believe Apple has stopped innovating and the company is just waiting for the right time to release products like the iTV and iWatch.

The great products really come from secret development,” he said. “You put small teams of great people on them and they aren’t bothered by other people commenting on what they’re doing while they’re doing it. A whole new category of products doesn’t happen very often. It might happen once a decade. Sometimes you have to wait for one of those to come about.

You can check out the full interview for yourself below there is some interesting tid bits you won’t want to miss.

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  • Jay

    Nope, never going to happen. Apple does not like users making changes to the user interface, and Android is very easy to modify.

    The walls surrounding the Apple garden are too high and too thick, with broken glass on top and guard towers and angry dogs and a shark-filled moat surrounding it all.

  • Tom

    And an invisible ninja.

  • Jay

    Where I live we call them lawyers ;)

  • Bart

    Wozniak smokes to much weed

  • guest

    engineering genius, business idiot.

  • Jonathan

    I like Ninjas better. :P

  • Jay

    Oops, didn’t mean to go over your head!

  • Jonathan

    Well, guess I don’t have to get that haircut now…

  • TechPro

    Too much Apple weed. Apple basically is his company, and he’s buying weed from their money to say some nonesense

  • Stoney j

    If they no longer support the product then it’s all yours to do what you want.

  • @sexyhamthing

    Apple can stick to their silly …troublesome…. software

  • Jonathan

    *Awesome, troublefree software