Microsoft Boss Feels it is Tough to Get Excited about Android Phones; Lauds iPhone and Siri

October 20, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It is a known fact that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is not all for euphemisms when it comes to a competitor’s product. And now he has given us more of that to talk about. This time it is Android that is at the receiving end!

Ballmer claimed, at the high profile Web 2.0 summit at San Francisco, that the Android OS was difficult to use.

Well, that’s not it. He went on to say one needs to be a computer scientist to use Android, and that it is hard to get excited about Android phones!

However, he did not go all against the iPhone. Ballmer said Apple is a good competitor, but a different one. He praised Siri as well, saying that you can tell Siri to set your alarm, sent a text message or an email or even ask it to search for something online and it will do it for you.

But he maintained that Windows is the easiest platform to use. He said that both an iPhone and a Windows phone feel very good in your hand and look very beautiful physically.

But when you grab a Windows phone and use it, your information is front and centre, and you don’t have to scroll through seas of icons to get what you want. That’s what Ballmer believes. What is your take on that?

© 2008-2012 - All rights reserved | Privacy Policy