Wozniak: I heart Windows Phone!

Wozniak: I heart Windows Phone!The big guy who co-founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs, Mr Steve Wozniak, has been telling aNewDomain just how much he loves – wait for it – Windows Phone.

There are lots of interesting quotes from Steve in the podcast. Here are some of our favourites.

“I'm just shocked [by Windows Phone], I haven't seen anything yet that isn't more beautiful than the other platforms.” Well, Windows Phone’s Metro UI is arguably more visually appealing than Android and plain old iOS, I guess.

Indeed, many of Wozniak’s comments concern Windows Phone’s looks. He continues: “The iPhone has a lot of beauty and simplicity, and you don't get lost as much in it, but it's more awkward to use.”

And my personal favourite: “It just makes me feel like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm more with a friend than I'm with a tool'."

The site implied that the Nokia Lumia was Wozniak’s favourite of the four – yes, four – phones that he carries (the others being a Motorola RAZR and iPhone 4S x2), however a comment at the bottom of the article later cleared that up.

Wozniak explained: “Wrong. iPhone is my favorite phone. I did give my opinion that the Windows 7P phone had superior visual appearance and operation cues that were also more attractive. In my opinion, it sets the mark for user interface.”

Ah well, a semi-endorsement from Steve Wozniak certainly can't do Windows Phone any harm.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:31

Well, well... I read this yesterday. And I have to say: nutty as he sounds ("Incarnated Steve Jobs to work for M$"), he has a point!
It'll come as a surprise to the regulars here, but I am no big MicroSoft fan, and I find the
WP crayola tiles a bit harsh on the senses, but the UI is "better" - as in faster, smoother, betterer. I'm currently using a quad-core HTC One X with ICS and Sense 4. It's lovely. It's fast. Sense in toned down, the camera is lightening fast etc etc.... but it's not stutterfree, the UI is not consistent (sometimes the menu button is at the bottom, sometimes it's in the top right corner, sometimes it's just not there)
The Pre-esque task-switcher is a nice addition, but there is a noticeable split-second delay from hitting the tile to the app actually getting into gear. Long enough to realise the tile is just a screenshot...
WP is "better`' in those regards. But I pretty much don't care, and Woz shouldn't ingest whacky stuff before and at work.

Pondlife  Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:40

You were keeping that quiet.
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What a confusing man. Wonder how long it takes to work out which phone he needs to find.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:46

You were keeping that quiet.
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What a confusing man. Wonder how long it takes to work out which phone he needs to find.

Yes, the word "sectioning" comes to mind. I don't know why.

Pondlife  Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:56

More curious as to why the razr though

SpeedyG  Apr. 30, 2012 at 13:05

I actually use a WP7 and I find it a smooth experience in general and the tiles, tho getting used to, is a great idea that you can quickly glance what you last seen/used on active tiles. It runs well considering the modest hardware available to windows phones atm. Lots of issues tho like lack of microsd, not enough quality apps, lack of flash (or alternative pushing of HTML5/Silverlight as well.) and lack of customization (cant change ringtone with your tunes or the main background, just tile colour and lock screen pic lol.)

Hopefully Apollo will bring more to the table before the end of the year.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 30, 2012 at 13:21

I actually use a WP7 and I find it a smooth experience in general and the tiles, tho getting used to, is a great idea that you can quickly glance what you last seen/used on active tiles. It runs well considering the modest hardware available to windows phones atm. Lots of issues tho like lack of microsd, not enough quality apps, lack of flash (or alternative pushing of HTML5/Silverlight as well.) and lack of customization (cant change ringtone with your tunes or the main background, just tile colour and lock screen pic lol.)

Hopefully Apollo will bring more to the table before the end of the year.


It's true, and hand on heart, I never denied that: They do run smoothly.
And they may well suite some traitors...oops, "people" I meant. (spellcheck ;) )...
I see plenty of folks with iPhones and high-end Android devices who make no use of the features that make those devices "better" (imho) than WP. They could save money and intellectual stresses by getting a WP handset.
See: I was quite balanced there, eh!

Pondlife  Apr. 30, 2012 at 15:03

I guess it's easier to run smoothly when you limit what the device can do and how it can appear.
The lack of customizing would irritate me no end, even my old 5800 gave me more options than that.

Willing to bet that wp8 won't see them bring in external storage although with android seemingly moving away from it they could gain sales from including it.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 30, 2012 at 15:26

I guess it's easier to run smoothly when you limit what the device can do and how it can appear.
The lack of customizing would irritate me no end, even my old 5800 gave me more options than that.

Willing to bet that wp8 won't see them bring in external storage although with android seemingly moving away from it they could gain sales from including it.


True, a lot of uneducated wannabe techbloggers who cry, "symbian is dead" never even knew of the thousands of themes, Icon sets, Menu Folders, SPB Shell and and and...

Pondlife  Apr. 30, 2012 at 15:52

Mind you I see you can change ringtone to your music on wp7 (albeit not directly on the phone), might have to shorten the file first though. Which I did on the 5800 as it had tiny memory anyway.

http://www.nokia.com/sg-en/support/product/lumia710/userguide/?action=onlineuserguidepagechange&pFile=GUID-ECD44E06-B919-4F7B-9CB6-850CA1E63909_FILE001.html

Treab  Apr. 30, 2012 at 16:42

Jan since when have you bought a one x?

Pondlife  Apr. 30, 2012 at 22:18

I noted the use of currently using so not sure he's bought it.

Treab  Apr. 30, 2012 at 23:31

I noted the use of currently using so not sure he's bought it.

that just means hes borrowed it from vodafone.

SpeedyG  May. 1, 2012 at 00:02

@Pondlife: I'd rather Microsoft anticipate their mistake and at least get an app out there that can convert your tunes into ringtones at least.

JanSt / MOD  May. 1, 2012 at 00:09

I noted the use of currently using so not sure he's bought it.

you're right, Treab's wrong :p

Had the One X for a week now, and screen-size aside: the One S is better imho...

Treab  May. 1, 2012 at 08:01

I noted the use of currently using so not sure he's bought it.

you're right, Treab's wrong :p

Had the One X for a week now, and screen-size aside: the One S is better imho...


Another vodafone loaner ;)

Pondlife  May. 1, 2012 at 11:12

Is gaming not better too, or not enough that pushes dual cores and gpu let alone quad yet for it to make any difference?

SpeedyG  May. 1, 2012 at 13:59

Is gaming not better too, or not enough that pushes dual cores and gpu let alone quad yet for it to make any difference?

Is this aimed at me? I'd thought Android/iOS devices have a big advantage over the single cores of WP7 atm, but Apollo's support for dual cores and better + better GPU's and Microsoft's Xbox catalogue should change things in the near future.

I forsee a future Apollo device that is touted as good (or almost) as a Xbox 360.

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