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
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