An Apple iPhone running Android OS? Sounds crazy, but that’s exactly what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak suggested during an interview with Wired at the Apps World North America conference in San Francisco. “There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market. We could compete very well”, he said. “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” were his exact words.
Should Apple to make Android Phones?
From technological point of view, the concept is possible to be realized. Being an open-source operating system software, Android is available for any handset maker to adopt and develop. However, chances of the idea materializing are close to non-existent, at least in the near future, mainly because the competition between Apple and Google is so fierce that peaceful cooperation would be extremely hard to achieve at this moment.
Moreover, it seems that Apple is too proud to even consider another platform for its phones. The company has been known for standing by its beliefs, which is a good thing according to Wozniak. “If you have something really good, don’t change it; don’t screw it up,” he said, this way praising Apple on its persistence in resisting the trend of packing phones full of useless features that only use up storage but don’t bring anything innovative.
On the other hand, the situation on smartphone market is so dynamic that at some point we might actually see an Apple phone running on Android, or rather iAndroid.