Woz loves Android, but iPhone is still good for most

My primary phone is the iPhone. I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do.

Speaking to Dan Lyons in an article comparing the iPhone to Android devices, Apple(s aapl) co-founder, Steve Wozniak points out the relative limitations of Apple’s iPhone. Woz makes the case made by many smartphone power-users, suggesting the iPhone is still a great device for most people, but with a little effort and understanding, more can be done to an Android (s goog) phone. Greater customization and user control have always been key selling points for Android devices; both the high-end smartphones and even the low-cost units.
Another interesting tidbit from Lyons’ article: unlike me, Woz prefers the Motorola Droid Razr (s mmi) over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Really, Woz? Are you running a custom ROM or are you suggesting that Android 4.0 isn’t as good as its predecessor? Oh well; that’s the beauty of Android: To each his or her own!

CES: T-Mobile intros 42 Mbps Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

At CES, T-Mobile launched the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G which can take full advantage of the operators HSPA+ 42 Mbps speeds. I sat down with T-Mobile CTO, Neville Ray, to discuss the operators 4G network of today as well as it’s plans for the future.

A look back at mobile predictions for 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, I’m thinking ahead to what mobile technology trends I expect to see in 2012. While I formulate those thoughts for a post later this week, now is a good time to see how I did with my 2011 predictions.

Samsung Galaxy S and Tab may yet get Android 4.0

Samsung is reportedly in discussions to offer Android 4.0 software upgrades to its Galaxy S smartphones and Galaxy Tab slates. Perhaps Samsung’s TouchWiz software is slimmed down or eliminated, which may not be a problem. Getting carriers to support such an upgrade, however, may be.

Samsung, you’re doing it wrong with Android 4.0

The Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and Tab slate won’t see an upgrade to Android 4.0, leaving owners to decide between buying a newer device, sticking with Android 2.3 or installing a custom build of Google’s latest mobile operating system. Here’s a suggestion to make everyone happy.

Apple unlikely to secure Galaxy Tab 10.1N ban in Germany

According to a preliminary assessment from the Dusseldorf regional court in Germany on Thursday, Apple isn’t very likely to succeed in its attempts to get the redesigned Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet barred from sale in that country via injunction.

Android This Week: Samsung i7500 Greenlighted, Acer Netbooks Planned

android-logo1More companies readied their Android phones for release this week, while others were hard at work figuring out how to use the operating system in non-phone devices.

Handset maker HTC (s htc) revealed that it’s helping AT&T (s t) get ready to join the Android (s goog) team with a new phone. The HTC Lancaster is a slider phone that looks a lot like the G1 that HTC made for T-Mobile but with a Windows Mobile bent: HTC is including on the Lancaster a special Android social messaging interface for consumers. It’s expected to hit stores in August. Read More about Android This Week: Samsung i7500 Greenlighted, Acer Netbooks Planned