Steve Wozniak says nothing stops Apple from making an Android phone but common sense

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by CBR Staff Writer| 07 February 2014

With Android outpacing Apple in emergin markets, could it be a viable move?

Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has said in an interview with Wired that the iPhone maker should build phones running on Google's Android operating system.

"There's nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market," Wozniak told the

"We could compete very well. People like the precious looks of stylings and manufacturing that we do in our product compared to the other Android offerings.

"We could play in two arenas at the same time."

According to Wozniak, any device manufacturer can implement and develop the Android, which is an open-source operating system software based on the Apache Software License 2.0.

The iPhone maker could even follow Amazon in forking Android and create a customised version of the OS more similar to its own aesthetic.

"The great products really come from secret development," Wozniak said.

"You put small teams of great people on them and they aren't bothered by other people commenting on what they're doing while they're doing it.

"A whole new category of products doesn't happen very often. It might happen once a decade. Sometimes you have to wait for one of those to come about.

Endorsing Apple's decision not to incorporate new features into the iPhone, Wozniak argued that feature stealing is not the same as innovation.

"People don't really choose their smartphones based on features," Wozniak added.

"I think Apple is superior at being able to say no."

He says that Android is surpassing Apple in the economical markets which he says therefore intuitive for iPhone maker to develop Android device.

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