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Apple may be at war with Google, but according to Steve Wozniak—who co-founded the Cupertino company back in 1976—that shouldn’t stop it from making Android smartphones alongside its own line of iOS-powered devices. In a recent interview with Wired, Woz argues that Apple’s distinctive design combined with Google’s open source software could be a huge success.

“There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market,” said Wozniak. “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.”

In the past Wozniak hasn’t been afraid to criticize Apple when he thinks the company has made a misstep, though he generally rebukes claims that it has run out of new ideas. Responding to the suggestion that Apple can’t compete with Google’s current rate of innovation, he argued that Cupertino’s emphasis on secretive development is more likely to lead to successful new product categories.

“You put small teams of great people on them and they aren’t bothered by other people commenting on what they’re doing while they’re doing it,” he said. “A whole new category of products doesn’t happen very often. It might happen once a decade. Sometimes you have to wait for one of those to come about.”

Woz goes on to comment on everything from the difference between Apple and Samsung to his opinions on how far the industry is from developing an operating system as intelligent as the one in recent Spike Jonze film Her. Check out the full interview via the source link below.