The android Market has only about 10,000 apps at present—a 7-Eleven to Apple's Wal-Mart.
It makes the iPhone seem old and outdated, and makes android phones seem big and clunky.
android is created by Google but used by dozens of handset makers, including Samsung, HTC and Motorola.
“I have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the android, and that bothers me,” Woz says.
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak still loves his iPhone, but says in some ways, android has leapt ahead.
"Very good, sir," intoned the android, fading from the screen.
The ninth android hobbled back to his chair and waited quietly.
The tenth android went to a tiny curtained-off kitchenette and returned with a knife.
King, after a moment's silence, said, "I've been thinking about that tenth android."
I knew about the ninth android, and I met the tenth one in front of your apartment that second morning.
"automaton resembling a human being," 1842, from Modern Latin androides (itself attested as a Latin word in English from 1727), from Greek andro- "human" (see andro-) + eides "form, shape." Greek androdes meant "like a man, manly;" cf. also Greek andrias "image of a man, statue." Listed as "rare" in OED 1st edition (1879), popularized from c.1951 by science fiction writers.
android an·droid (ān'droid')
Possessing human features and form.