In a recent interview, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer was quoted saying that users need to be a Computer Scientist in order to use Google’s popular Android smartphones. Ballmer also pointed out that although the company views the iPhone as its main competitor, the iPhone still has a long ways to go.
“You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone. I think you do to use an Android phone…it is hard for me to be excited about the Android phones. The cheapest phones on the market this season will probably be Android phones, we have to do more work….Apple’s a good competitor, a different kind of competitor,” Ballmer was quoted saying.
Many enthusiasts have taken Ballmer’s quote the wrong way. It seems that Ballmer is talking about the lack of a central design or theme across different apps and the Android operating system.
When asked why one should consider buying a Windows Phone over the iPhone, Ballmer states, “The notion of putting your own information front and center….it’s not seas of icons and blah blah blah….There’s certainly some nice things Apple’s done with Siri, but we’ve been doing the same things for years.”
Ballmer continued to jump on the company’s bandwagon by reiterating how successful they have become. “We have been very very successful enabling hardware innovation, and we will continue to do so.”Further reading: Android, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer