Even Bill Gates Uses An Android Phone Now, Has No Interest In An iPhone: Microsoft’s mobile platform has been stagnant for many months and the company has taken over. The market share of Windows Phone advances to drop globally, according to data from the market share of smartphones Kantar released last week. There is no comeback possible.
In an interview with Fox News (spotted by On MSFT), Bill Gates admitted that he is using an Android smartphone. Not surprisingly, Gates does the same as 8 out of 10 users, although it is not usual for Microsoft’s co-founder to promote a competitive platform in public.
In this scenario, Gates acknowledges that he uses “an Android phone with a lot of Microsoft software” It is likely that its Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus Microsoft Edition, the unique version of Samsung’s Android-based top-of-the-range, but with default apps like Office suite, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook, Bing, and others. When further asked that if he owned an iPhone, he said, “No, no iPhone”.
Bill Gates talks about his relationship with Steve Jobs and his smartphone of choice. Full interview on Fox News at 10pm ET.
تم نشره بواسطة Fox News Sunday في 24 سبتمبر، 2017
That seems to be the new approach. Android, yes, but with Microsoft apps. Microsoft has let Windows Mobile die, but has not left the business of mobility.
It’s not very challenging to understand why Bill Gates gave preference to the Google Operating System. As a born hacker, the computer genius probably likes the sense of independence that Android offers, just as Windows positions itself on PCs.
Microsoft had kept crawling with every Android device that is marketed and continues to launch apps and services for Android and iOS.
The Windows 10 on the ARM may be another pillar of the new strategy, although it remains to be seen its final extension and if you come across a smartphone as the rumored Surface Phone.