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Wozniak loves his Windows Phone: Apple co-founder calls mobile OS 'beautiful'

Woz and wife on Segways
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and his wife, Janet ride out on their Segways while Steve holds up his new Apple iPhone 4S outside the Apple store in Los Gatos, Calif., on October 13, 2011.John G. Mabanglo / EPA

Microsoft is trying hard to win fans for Windows Phone. And while the mobile operating system is still way behind rivals such as Android and iOS, the company received an unexpected endorsement this week from none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

In his remarks on The Report podcast, the outspoken geek says that he prefers Windows Phone to Android. “It’s no contest,” he said.

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Wozniak notes that the device he’s been using — thought to be a Lumia 900 — is far better and makes him feel like he’s “with a friend, not a tool.” Woz still carries two iPhones, one from AT&T and one from Verizon. And those remain his preferred mobile device, but added that he’ll be carrying his new Windows Phone with him too.

“I’m kind of shocked. Every screen is much more beautiful than the same apps on Android and iPhone,” he says.

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[Hat tip to The Verge]

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