Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak this week shared his thoughts on Windows phone and how it stacks up to the top mobile platforms, Google's Android and Apple's iOS. In an interview, Wozniak describes the Windows Phone interface as beautiful and highly intuitive.
During a phone interview with Gina Smith, the co-author of his autobiography, and Dan Patterson, Wozniak praised the Windows Phone, saying:
"I'm kind of shocked. Every screen is much more beautiful than the same apps on Android and iPhone."
In fact, Wozniak is so impressed by the platform that he says the experience of using a Windows Phone is like you're "with a friend not a tool".
He says that navigating an Android device is a lot more cumbersome of an experience. When pitting Android and Windows Phone against eachother, Wozniak says it's "no contest".
Comparing iOS to the Lumia phone that he is currently using, Wozniak says that iOS is "more awkward" in its interactions. However, the iPhone remains his favorite smartphone. He acknowledges that the lack of third-party apps for the Windows Phone platform is holding them back.
"I would recommend it (WP) over my Android phones.... I surmise that Microsoft hired someone from Apple and put money into having a role in the UI and appearance of some key apps."
Not only does Wozniak think that someone from Apple must have helped design the Windows Phone UI, he also thinks that Microsoft had some help Steve Jobs himself (reincarnated, of course):
"I also surmised that Steve Jobs might have been reincarnated at MS due to a lot of what I see and feel with this phone making me think of a lot of great Apple things."
Wozniak brought 4 smartphone devices with him to the interview, including the Nokia Lumia 900, a pair of iPhone 4S phones, and a Motorola Droid RAZR. He confesses to having at least 10 different mobile devices in his regular rotation.