10 Things Steve Ballmer Doesn't Get About Android

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    Don Reisinger

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It's Not Just For Computer ScientistsBallmer's comment that Android is only for computer scientists is a bit odd. As anyone who has used Android knows, it's not difficult to use the platform in any way. In fact, some might say that it's easier to use than Windows Phone 7.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hasn't always been the most complimentary when it comes to talking about Google. In fact, he has spent an inordinate amount of time over the last several years trying to take shots at Google. To Ballmer, Google is a major threat that needs to be dealt with each and every day. And he would like nothing more than to take the search giant down before, well, Google takes Microsoft down. Ballmer's most recent shot over Google's bow came at the Web 2.0 Summit recently when the CEO said that Android is "for computer scientists." Windows Phone, he said, doesn't require users to be a "computer scientist," which in and of itself, makes the operating system a better choice. It was an odd statement and one that, as expected, caused some outcry from Android supporters. But those folks should realize that this is nothing new from Ballmer. And it's just more proof that he doesn't understand Android. Take a look at what Steve Ballmer doesn't "get" about Android:
This article was originally published on 2011-10-20
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.