Woz has no hate on for Google, Samsung...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by entatlrg, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    Steve Jobs claimed Android was a stolen OS and vowed revenge on Google ...

    Quite obvious from the photo with Woz looking like a Google poster boy that he doesn't take the side of Apple and 'hate' Google ...

    Woz being an Apple founder I'm surprised by that... while he may not hate Google and we know his love for gadgets ... that's one thing, but to pose on Google's front lawn with a Nexus in his hand just seems weird.

    Clearly Woz has 'no' problem with Google ... and he's an Apple founder, makes you wonder then why many Apple fans (like me in a way) want to avoid Samsung and Google products.

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  2. trekkie604 macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
  3. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    I think Woz just unbiasedly loves technology.
  4. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Woz is like the patron saint for geeks. Everybody at Silicon Valley over there seems to love him.

    Yeah, it looks weird seeing the co-founder of Apple posing a pic with Google employees. And maybe Wozniak hasn't done anything meaningful since Apple II and is just a talking head going on interviews and Dancing With The Stars. But sometimes I feel Apple fans seem to rever the wrong Steve all this time. Without Woz's brilliance in engineering, Apple would have went nowhere. Woz was the brain, Jobs was the voice.

    The "nicer Steve" just seems like a cool guy similar to how I feel about Jony Ive. Look at the pic. The man just loves tech. He even picked up a Nexus One last year and lined up for a 4s last month for his wife just because he wanted to be part of the event. Google could easily pull off their apps from iOS just the same and start building exclusive apps with its partners. No war. No hate. Just all smiles in that pic. Makes me smile too just looking at it. Contagious happiness.
  5. Smug Boy macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Can you validate the authenticity of the photo? If so The Woz left Apple Computer in 85 way before the iOS was even a thought, so I doubt that it would matter to him. On the other hand it might be cool to be able to run the Apple II OS on an Android based device.
  6. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Woz is a great guy. Steve was too, in the early days. Yet always one to think he was superior to all others, Jobs acting out as his self crafted star power grew he let it go to his head. Conversely once Woz accomplished all of his goals and so much more, he no longer was willing to tolerate Jobs antics.

    Well balanced, extremely intelligent and devoid of an acerbic ego, Woz is truly loved by all. He's very open minded and energized by new ideas no matter who came up with them. Now he's giving back in various ways. Very well read even beyond the technology front, he has a lot in common with the best men & women in all different types of business. With a huge circle if friends, he's a very happy, positive, non-judgmental guy.

    His skill as an engineer is unparalleled.
  7. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
  8. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    Ah, pardon?? :rolleyes:
  9. Mars478 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY
    I remember an interview in which Woz talked about his White iPhone 4 (in the days before you could buy one at the store and had to mod on your own, like I did.) which he modded himself, and how his other phone was a Nexus One. Woz is just a happy guy.
  10. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    I don't think Woz has any hate for anything. Dude is just chill. :cool:
  11. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Its called fanboyism while one of the founders has an open mind. Jobs tried to close that open mind. And thats no dis. Jobs was a great inovator but whined that Android was a stolen product while he did the same thing.
  12. JediZenMaster Suspended


    Mar 28, 2010
    I disagree being a fanboy is different from liking what one likes. Just because someone hates android doesn't make that person a fanboy it just means thats what they like.

    But if someone has a rabid obsession with making someone agree with their POV thats a fanboy.
  13. Vegastouch, Nov 19, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011

    Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    This was the statement:

    Nothing wrong with either platform imo. For me, i like customization and the fact that i can do it and often on Android. iOS works well and does a good job but you just cant customize it as well. Just a fact and also the iPhone is behind and will continue to be behind with their slow pace of releases.

    For others, it doesnt matter. Apple is what they like simply because it is an iPhone and it is cool to have one. That is the young persons mentality even if they dont like it as well. Soemone even started a lame thread a while back asking something to the effect of " If you see a person of the opposite sex with an iPhone, do you think it makes them look more attractive"?
    I mean, REALLY? I couldnt care less what kind of phone they have.

    To each their own and the statement quoted above says it all. The OP even asks why he himself wants to avoid Samsung and Google when it seems fine for an Apple founder who looks happy to use it and pose with the competition.

    Good question. I say fanboyism plays a big part.

    Woz dont care if it is Android. He just likes gadgets and what they do and enjoys them for what they are.

    I would consider getting another iPhone if they made the screen bigger and let you customize it the way Android lets you. But they dont!
  14. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    I don't avoid any Google products.
    Just the ones made by Samsung (and LG).
  15. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    I wouldn't "avoid" google and samsung if i, like woz, had the luxury of multiple cellphones (both lines and devices)...in an interview once he mentioned that both he and his wife had multiple lines. And of course, someone like woz can buy any device outright...I'd love to have a SGSII, Nexus Prime, etc. But I can only have 1 phone (I got a samsung focus for free off contract through a very unique situation, but generally I can't have multiple phones), so I choose iPhone
  16. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Woz is a millionaire tech geek.

    Why wouldn't he buy all the toys? In his position, so would I.

    Since I can only own one phone, it's an iPhone...
  17. miggitymac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    That's what makes him a true techie...he just likes good tech, no matter which company makes it.

    He even stated that his favourite gadget (at the time) was a Nexus One.

    Of course, shortly after making that statement he requested to clarify what he really meant to say...Steve probably pulled him aside for a nice little talk. :p
  18. szolr macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2011
    London, UK
    Snap. ;) Not just Apple stuff-any cool tech.
  19. SilentLoner macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Who actually cares. I have a 4s and love it but might pick up a nexus because it's interesting

    (is the nexus a world phone btw? Sorry for the thread hijack.)
  20. Superbbrr macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2011
    Woz is a great guy.

    When Jobs lied to him about the bonus he received. Woz didn't harbor any bad feelings.

    Jobs also screwed over early Apple employees with stock that Woz shared with them.
  21. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Didn't realize until today that "The Wizard Of Woz" was a board member for Danger Inc (Sidekick fame). Andy Rubin who used to work for Apple co-founded both Danger and Android. And if anybody recalls, the first Android phone (aka G1 / HTC Dream) resembled a Sidekick and available for T-Mobile. Woz once said last year that Android will be the dominant platform but Apple will retain the most quality.

    Woz single-handedly invented the early personal computers with the Apple I & II. And then personal computing later evolved to smartphones and tablets. He might not be as influential in the last 25+ years the way Jobs was, but he opened the floodgates for this personal computing to happen. The Woz claims he carries as many as 5-10 phones with him. He can easily get iPhones delivered with just a phone call to Tim Cook, but he decided to celebrate getting a 4s with the fans. The guy is an uber-geek that you can have a great convo with while standing in line and beat your highest score on Tetris. Love the man's passion for tech. An open mind and heart for it. Just another reason to admire the other Steve.
  22. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    It's more of a world phone than any other Android you could find. It even has T-Mobile's AND AT&T's 3G bands and HSPA+ ("4G") bands.
  23. aphexacid macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    THIS x 1000
  24. blacksurfer macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    I know Woz sold some stocks, but what is his cuurent shares in Apple?

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