UPDATE [Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 7:35am ET]: Steve Wozniak commented on the original article on Facebook, saying he’s been misinterpreted (again). His full comment can be found at the bottom of this article.
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak never shied away from admitting that he uses Android phones on a daily basis —in addition to his iPhone. The famous geek even received the Galaxy Nexus before the rest of the United States (although he likes the Motorola Droid Razr better). Given that Wozniak, a vocal critic of today’s smartphone design, has been misquoted in the past, you may want to take this one with a few pinches of salt. According to reporter Dan Lyons’s story published by The Daily Beast, Woz said Android beats Apple’s iPhone:
My primary phone is the iPhone. I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do. […] If you’re willing to do the work to understand it a little bit, well I hate to say it, but there’s more available in some ways.
The Woz is a long-time friend of Andy Rubin, the head of the Android project and former board member of Danger, Rubin’s previous startup behind the Sidekick smartphone…
Steve Wozniak, one of the confounders at Apple, is one of the first customers in the United States to get their hands on the Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus already landed in the UK this week and is launching on Verizon’s LTE network sometime in the next few weeks. Interestingly, Google engineer Kirill Grouchnikov has posted pictures of Woz — a self proclaimed Android fan — posing with the Android team receiving his Galaxy Nexus. All it took was a tweet by Woz saying he was looking for a Galaxy Nexus at Best Buy. He sure looks eager to get home and try it out! Check out another image after the break. (via TechCrunch)