Wozniak says if he were running Apple, he would partner with Google

Wozniak says if he were running Apple, he would partner with Google
Could you imagine a world in which Apple and Google were partners? Steve Wozniak can, and the Apple co-founder told the BBC in an interiew that "I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future." The living legend is impressed with the way Google's search engine fuels Android speech recognition, especially when compared to Apple's Siri. "Sometimes I say 'Go to Joe's Diner' and [Siri] doesn't know where Joe's Diner is. And very often usually I find out that Android does."

Wozniak admits that he doesn't know much about the business end of things which could prevent such an Apple-Google partnership from happening. He does understand that a company needs to make money, although he firmly believes that an Apple-Google combination could produce improvements in wearable tech, like smartwatches or AR glasses. "For about three or four years I've been talking about organic LED displays that could be theoretically printed on plastic, wrapped and folded. It could be on the inside of your arm and then when you flip your arm up it could actually flip open into your own hand. I want a full smartphone-like capability on my wrist. The trouble is the more I think about it, I don't want the small size."

As far as the patent battle are concerned, Wozniak believes that companies should be able to buy a license from other companies at a fair price. He says that there are some features on Samsung handsets that he would like to see on the iPhone. As we head toward the holiday season, the Woz has a business-style message for peace on earth. "I wish everybody just did a lot of cross-licensing and sharing the good technology, all our products would be better, we'd go further. I do wish they were more compatible."

source: BBCNews via CNET


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