Ballmer: Android users need to be 'computer scientists'

Summary:'A Windows Phone gets things done.'

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that people need to be 'computer scientists' to be able to use Android smartphones.

Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Ballmer had this to say when comparing Windows Phone handsets to Android handsets:

You don't need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone and you do to use and Android phone...It is hard for me to be excited about the Android phones.

He goes on to tear into the iPhone:

Both [the iPhone and a Windows Phone handset] are going to feel very good in your hand and both going to 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 and blah blah blah. A Windows Phone gets things done.

Android users, fire away!

Topics: Hardware, CXO, Microsoft


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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