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Microsoft is trying hard to win fans for Windows Phone. And while the mobile operating system is still way behind rivals such as Android and iOS, the company received an unexpected endorsement this week from none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

In his remarks on The Report podcast, the outspoken geeks says that he prefers Windows Phone to Android. “It’s no contest,” he said.

Wozniak notes that the device he’s been using — thought to be a Lumia 900 — is far better and makes him feel like he’s “with a friend, not a tool.” Woz still carries two iPhones, one from AT&T and one from Verizon. And those remain his preferred mobile device, but added that he’ll be carrying his new Windows Phone with him too.

“I’m kind of shocked. Every screen is much more beautiful than the same apps on Android and iPhone,” he says.

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[Hat tip to The Verge]

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