Microsoft Chief Says Android Users Are Computer Scientists
Phones Review Quickie: Well now it’s really cool to know that I am considered a computer scientist by the head man of Microsoft Steve Ballmer, and all because I can use my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, which is of course an Android handset, and Mr. Ballmer believes you have to be a computer scientist to operate an Android device.
Yes folks, the mouth of Microsoft has according to an article over on The Telegraph, gone on record as basically saying if you own an Android smartphone you are a computer scientist.
According to the article, Ballmer, speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, when asked to compare the “appeal” of a Windows Phone against a Google Android smartphone, Ballmer said…
“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.”
Now obviously Ballmer was intending to take a swipe at the Android platform with his comment, but to be perfectly honest I look on it as a compliment that all Android users are intelligent enough to use the Android platform, and if that makes us “computer scientists,” that has to be a compliment right?
Thanks Mr. Ballmer I appreciate the compliment.
When asked to compare the iPhone with a Windows Phone, Ballmer said, “Apple is a good competitor, but a different one,” and apparently kissed Apple’s butt a little further by praising the iPhone 4S feature, Siri.
However, Ballmer didn’t refer to iOS users as “computer scientists,” so perhaps the Microsoft chief believes Android users are more intelligent than iOS users…let the fireworks begin.
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