As someone who has owned an iPhone and an Android phone (specifically the Samsung Galaxy S3), I can say that I wish some of the features overlapped. Don’t get me wrong, they are both great phones – I just wish I could do some of the same things on both of the phones. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks this way.
In a recent interview with the BBC’s Click program, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, had some very interesting things to say about Apple and Google. Indeed, Wozniak wishes that Siri was able to locate random places half as well as its Google Maps competition. Apple and Google are often seen at odds with each other, but if Wozniak had his way, their relationship would be mended in the near future. Partnerships are great in theory, but they are something entirely different in reality.
How Likely Is This Partnership?
When asked if his wishes were ever very likely to be fulfilled, he responded, “I don’t know. If I were there, it would be pretty likely. I’m probably wrong, there’s probably an awful lot I don’t know about the business concerns and one thing you’ve got to remember is a company has always got to make money…”
He continues to expand his thoughts throughout the interview by saying that one company shouldn’t be able to hold all of the technology and that it should be able to be shared for the greater good. Could you imagine a world where the Apples and the Googles of the world played nice with each other? Just think of the technology that could be developed if each of the companies worked together instead of in competition. But, even as Wozniak laments, there’s probably some behind-the-scenes reason why Apple and Google will never clasp hands in partnership.
If by some chance they did team up though, would they create the world’s first iDroid? What an impressive phone that would be! One can only hope.
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