In an interview with a Dutch paper, Steve Wozniak says Android will dominate the industry.
Anyone looking at smartphone trends sees the Android market exploding like nothing has in the past. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak is no exception. He told Dutch language De Telegraaf that he thought Android would win the smartphone race in the same way that Microsoft (MSFT) Windows eventually came to dominate PCs. Roughly Google (GOOG) translated:
Woz also relayed the fact that Apple (AAPL) had a previous smartphone design in 2004 in which it collaborated with a major Japanese manufacturer. (Sony (GOOG) is my guess, Apple and Sony were closer at the time). It never was brought to market because it wasn’t revolutionary.
Finally, he took a shot at Nokia (NOK) saying the Finnish giant had a major image problem, especially with the youth who see it as an older generation of phones.
Update: Woz clarified some statements to Engadget While he still sees Android gaining more marketshare, he doesn’t think the OS itself is any better than iOS.
It is refreshing to hear someone high in the tech world talk who doesn’t have an ulterior motive.