We all know very well that the Microsoft mobiles are dead and it is something that we already know. The company launched the latest Lumia mobile model in February 2016 with the Lumia 650. 1 year and 7 months later, Bill Gates himself has confirmed that even he is now using an Android mobile, and has no intention of using an iPhone.
Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Says He Is Using An Android Smartphone
The Microsoft mobiles are dead and it is something that we already know. The company launched the latest Lumia mobile model in February 2016 with the Lumia 650. 1 year and 7 months later, Bill Gates himself has confirmed that even he is now using an Android mobile, and has no intention of using an iPhone.
Bill Gates himself has had to make the leap to Android
While the Finnish company Nokia has finally learned that it has to launch Android-based mobiles, but the tech giant Microsoft still does not dare to do so. The only thing the company has launched for Android are various applications of its services, like Office, OneDrive, Cortana, OutLook, OneNote, Bing, Skype, etc. With all these apps, the tech giant Microsoft even made an agreement with the South Korean giant Samsung to launch a “custom” version of the S8, known as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition, which included them as standard.
From the statements of Bill Gates, we can intuit that this is the mobile he is using. In an interview with Fox News, the tech giant Microsoft co-founder said that “he uses an Android mobile with a lot of Microsoft software,” implying that this is already preloaded and has not installed it subsequently.
Bill Gates use Android before iOS makes a lot of sense. Although the company is in full battle with Google for the productivity market, the conflict with Apple goes much further in time and in the market, as they have products that compete directly, such as Surface Studio or the Surface Laptop.
Gates still prefers to avoid Apple products
In addition, the philosophy of Windows is much closer to Android than to iOS. Although Windows is closed, you can customize enough things. In addition, many manufacturers use Microsoft software, such as Lenovo, HP, Acer or Dell, just as there are various manufacturers using Android. And finally, Samsung is also a direct competitor of Apple, so the “enemy of my enemy is my friend”.
The current model of Android is also similar to the one created by the tech giant Microsoft with Windows, being the most used mobile operating system on the market (despite the fact that, on an individual level, the iPhone is the best-selling mobile). If you’re passionate about technology and like to tinkle your mobile, chances are that Android is the best option to not see blocked in iOS, which has many more restrictions. In addition, his wife, Melinda Gates, commented a few years ago that not a single product comes from Apple at home.
So, for Gates, to buy directly an S8 Microsoft Edition is the closest that there is currently to buy a mobile with Windows Mobile but that equips the last hardware of the market. We will see how long this mobile lasts if the company decides to launch a Surface Phone, which would require a Windows 10 interface adapted to mobile phones, and probably still have a lot of time left.
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