Woz: Windows Phone Apps Are ‘More Beautiful’ Than Those On Android & iOS

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Despite his love for the iPhone and its iOS operating system, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak surprisingly feels that Windows Phone apps are “more beautiful” than their counterparts on Android and iOS, and jokes that Steve Jobs may have been reincarnated inside Microsoft.

Woz also revealed that he favours Windows Phone over Android, but that iOS is still his number one choice.

During a recent interview with A New Domain, Woz, who started Apple alongside Steve Jobs back in the late 70s, revealed how he feels about iOS and its rivals. He had good things to say about Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, and insists that his Nokia Lumia handset is currently his favorite device.

Just for looks and beauty, I definitely favor the Windows 7 phone over Android.

I’m kind of shocked on every screen — much more beautiful than the same apps on Android and iPhone. So I think that what Microsoft or Nokia did is that they went to some of the key app makers and got them to deliberately make specialized beautiful ones or they put their own themes on.

However, Woz carries two iPhones — one on AT&T and one on Verizon — and he says that it is still his number one device because its rivals just cannot compete when it comes to apps.

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. I would recommend it over my Android phones given that it doesn’t yet have the breadth of apps.

Woz concluded that Microsoft had made Windows Phone so great that it reminded him of “great Apple things,” and he wondered whether Steve Jobs may have been reincarnated at Microsoft:

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.

I can imagine what Steve would have thought to that comment.

[via TechRadar]