There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market, We could compete very well. 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
said no Apple-Android fanboy but Steve “Woz” Wozniak, the brains behind Apple 1, the personal computer that literally made Apple what it is today. Wozniak, in an interview with Wired, added that there’s no harm in licensing Android and introducing a new line of Android phones based on cool Apple hardware and aesthetically pleasing smartphones.
It may sound weird or cool, depending on which brand one’s loyal to, but it is not technically impossible. Apple can acquire a license to Android as Android is based on an open-source licensing (Apache License 2.0) under GNU General Public License (GPL) v. 2.0. In a non-tech savvy term, it means that you can download the source code to Android and make modifications to fit your needs. Many smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, and LG use this freedom to develop custom look-and-feel exclusive to their smartphones.
Woz, however, feels that Android phones in general, and Samsung smartphones in particular, are feature-rich and doesn’t offer much to its users.
If you have something really good, don’t change it; don’t screw it up,
says Steve Wozniak.
What do you think about this idea of using Android OS on your iPhone or iPad?