Will Apple ever make an Android phone?
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is in the news of late, especially after he suggested that it would not be a bad idea for his former teammates at the company he helped set up could think of coming out with an Android iPhone.
Wozniak floated the idea during a recent interview to Wired at the Apps World North America conference in San Francisco.
“There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market……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,” the article says quoting Wozniak.
Apple itself has vehemently held on to the iOS, refusing to license the OS to a third party. Steve Jobs it is said was against the idea. But Jobs was also against increasing the size of an iPhone, an iPad Mini and any other stylus other than your finger.
Tim Cook has already dismissed any doubts in his recent comments where he called Android tablets “Crappy” and compared to OS to Europe.
In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Cook said: “The experience on Android tablets is so crappy because the app is nothing more than a stretched out smartphone app.”
He also went on to add “Android is like Europe. Europe was a name that somebody came up with for Americans who didn’t understand that Europe was a lot of countries that weren’t like U.S. states. They were very different. Android is many things.”
But despite all the fuss and merely going by the market share of smartphones Android continues to significantly lead the pack and commands 82 per cent market share among all the smartphones in the market until the end of D3 2013. iOS has just 12 per cent.
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