Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki says ‘real men use Android’


One of the more prolific Apple figures of the 1980’s, Guy Kawasaki, loves his Android smartphones and tablets. So much so, in fact, he no longer uses Apple mobile devices.

An article over at ReadWrite tells us that the former Apple evangelist switched to Android (Droid Razr Maxx, Galaxy S III) roughly one year ago so that he could take advantage of 4G speeds. After falling for our beloved platform, Kawasaki also began using a Nexus 7 tablet.

“People are kind of amazed, but I don’t use any iOS products, none at all…I fell in love with Android on the smartphone, and then I got a Nexus 7 and started using Android on the tablet as well. To me the great irony is that Apple’s slogan was `Think Different,’ but today if you think different you’re looking at Android.”

But what of the iPhone 5? With 4G LTE capabilities, it should be Guy’s daily driver now instead of the Galaxy S III, right? With features such as NFC, the standardized microUSB port, true multi-tasking, and other options, Android looks to have locked Mr. Kawasaki down for a bit.

“I won’t switch now, because I think Android is better.”

What about the new iPad mini? Surely there’s something there that would get him to put down the 7-inch Asus tablet?

“If there was something compelling about the Mini I would switch in a second, but what’s compelling? Why switch?”



    • Change for the sake of change is pointless. Just because something has been redesigned multiple times, that doesn’t make it more innovative. As Dieter Rams said, “Good design is timeless.” It shouldn’t have to be redesigned every year. And iOS is still looking fresh.

      • You were into something until that part about iOS looking fresh. There is no way that they’ll survive until next Fall, waiting for a redesign. The 5S doesn’t appear to be aggressive enough at this point either. I had tremendous guilt getting rid of my “perfectly good” iPhone 5 at less than 3 weeks after launch, but i was bored senseless, and people were paying ridiculous amounts of cash for them due to short Apple stock. It will be extremely difficult if not impossible to get me to go from my Galaxy Note 2 to an iPhone not radically different from the iPhone 5. That would be the first iPhone that i didn’t own.

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