World’s richest main confesses personal cellphone choice.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and the man behind Windows has admitted that he no longer uses a Windows phone and has chosen Android over Apple when it comes to his choice of mobile phone.
Gates broke the news, albeit somewhat reluctantly, in an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace earlier this week, but claimed he had only made the change in the very recent past, presumably from either a Windows Phone or from Windows 10 Mobile powered one.
“The phone that I have, recently I actually did switch to an Android phone [one] with a lot of Microsoft software,” said Gates.
Big announcement, right?
Kind of, but not really.
The announcement although newsworthy hasn’t shocked anyone too much or sent ripples of disquiet through the tech world or caused the Microsoft share price to plummet.
Despite valiant attempts to make inroads into mobile hardware, Microsoft struggled to make headway against rivals Google and Apple, announcing that they were quitting smart-phone manufacturing last year. When Microsoft left, Windows phone accounted for less than 1% of the market. And as for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft’s mobile operating system, the less said about that is probably for the best.
Gates and Jobs: Two side of the same coin
Gates’s interview with Wallace varied widely, ranging from his philanthropic work to his relationship with Apple founder Steve Jobs.
“Well actually, the relationship I had with Steve had every aspect you can imagine,” said Gates. “Particularly in the last few years our friendship, which had always been there, was greatly strengthened, as he was dealing with cancer, and he had done such wonderful work at both Pixar and Apple… He and I had a lot in common. We were different in some ways. Steve was a genius, absolutely amazing. It’s great that Apple’s continuing to do good work… But, no, no iPhone” he said with a smile.