Guy Kawasaki: From Apple Employee To Fandroid

Posted in iOS, iPhone on 11/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Guy Kawasaki became known as one of the marketing team for the Macintosh back in 1984, but a year ago, he switched to Android. And he’s never looked back.

It’s a remarkable transformation, and he even went as far as stating that ‘real men use Android’ and that nowadays it is Android, and  not Apple that symbolizes ‘think different’, ReadWrite reports.


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.

Another thing I like with Android is they don’t have some stupid proprietary cable. I can go to any hotel front desk and if I’ve forgotten my cable they always have a micro-USB around. I can use my Nexus 7 and it’s on the same cable as my Samsung Galaxy S3. What a concept! A standard cable!

Those are very strong words, and I’m sure that a few of you will have your say in the comments. To discuss them would be to open up the whole Android vs iOS war, and we really don’t want to that here and now, however it is worth considering several things about Kawasaki.

Firstly, Samsung and him have recently done some work together, and the Korean company sponsored his work. While he denies that this was linked, I’m sure it was sub consciously at the back of his mind.

Secondly, and on the other hand, I’m definitely more in the non-iPhone camp as things stand (not necessarily Android), so I do understand where he’s coming from. What do you think?


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.