advertisement

You Could Have Been Using Windows Mobile Instead Of Android – Bill Gates

advertisement
A man holding a Windows Phone

Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates thinks that people would have been using Windows Mobile today instead of Android had it not been for the antitrust investigation from the US Justice Department that distracted him and the company. The Microsoft founder made these statements while speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook conference (interview below).

advertisement

Gates said that he has no “doubt the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft” as the company would have otherwise focused more on developing the mobile operating system. The lawsuit ended up distracting him away from Windows Mobile and he ultimately “screwed that up.”

He also said that Microsoft was “three months too late on a release” that would have been used by Motorola on a smartphone. While he did not provide the specifics, it is possible that Gates is referring to the Motorola Droid which launched with Android and made consumers in the US notice the Android OS.

advertisement

Gates agrees that it is a “winner takes all game” and that now nobody has heard of Windows Mobile. He expressed his disappointment over the failure of the Windows Mobile OS and that it was painful for him since he was personally involved in the antitrust investigation. Here’s the full video of the interview:

Bill Gates had previously admitted that missing the mobile revolution was one of the “greatest mistakes of all time” and that it led Microsoft to lose around $400 billion. Despite his disappointment at Android beating Windows Mobile, Gates has moved on to using an Android smartphone as his daily driver.

Also read: Bill Gates: The Days Of Learning From Texbooks Are Over


Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge

If anything goes wrong, click here to enter your query.


WhatsApp Discussions

Click to join a Techzim WhatsApp group:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/BoRXdrAl6ES7cnZvV30ack

If you find the group full, please notify us on +263 715 071 199 and we'll update the link.


One thought on “You Could Have Been Using Windows Mobile Instead Of Android – Bill Gates

  1. Oh yes…? He is trying to say that is a bad thing!?!?! I am glad Microsoft missed the mobile revolution, look at what a disaster Windows was (and to some degree still is)!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.