Microsoft founder Bill Gates uncovers his greatest mistake

1084
Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, in an interview with Village Global.
Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, in an interview with Village Global.

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, said during an interview with Village Global that in the battle of ‘non-Apple’ software, his biggest professional mistake was not doing more to beat Android.

“The greatest mistake ever is… whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is,” said Gates.

“There’s room for exactly one non-Apple operating system, and what’s that worth? $400 billion that would be transferred from company G [Google] to company M [Microsoft].”

Gates revealed that Microsoft attempted to overthrow their largest competitor, Android, in 2010 with the release of it’s Windows Phone — but the company has since given up on smartphone OS with plans to suspend all support in December 2019.


To watch the full interview, click here.

By Jenna Cook

Follow Jenna Cook on Twitter

Follow IT News Africa on Twitter