Bill Gates says letting Android win was his ’greatest mistake’

Bill Gates says letting Android win was his ’greatest mistake’

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, reflecting on his time at the company, said in a recent interview that his ’greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft missing the Android opportunity. Google acquired Android in 2005 for $50 million, and former CEO Eric Schmidt has admitted previously that Google’s initial focus was beating Microsoft’s early Windows Mobile efforts.

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 7 months

The shrinking of the mobile landscape to the duopoly we have now is a shame. WebOS was brilliant. When that was destroyed in the Apothcolypse I migrated to Windows Phone. Still couldn't hang with Android. Tried iOS: left me feeling too condescended at. Then I was porting. Tried Ubuntu mobile and Firefox OS. When Windows Phone was collapsing I hoped to migrate to Sailfish... The duopoly keeps everything down through market saturation and blind consumerism. I tolerate Android right now. I have to poke out half the eyes in the system to stomach touching the thing. But think how many operating systems have fallen away from the market; the ones I mentioned and a dozen more. To think that the only choices the human race should ever have for mobile is to pick between being overcharged for bland homogeneity or to be treated as proprietary advert sponges makes me weep for our future.

DivineDawn 7 months

Indeed now we have Google with a monopoly on phones only thing worse would be Facebook

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 7 months

Hideous globalist who cares

Barra Cudda
Barra Cudda 7 months

"I sure do wish i had an overwheming majority of control over all smart technology, everywhere, always, forever."

SûmFigöt 7 months

Windows Phone was pretty badass. I liked the tile layout. It ran very well. Just didn’t take off, too bad Bill.

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 7 months

Well, I guess you shouldn't have made your platform ludicrously overpriced plus frustratingly incompatible and hard to get files off it might have been different.

MGTOW Man 7 months

Gates had tunnel vision? Imagine that! Oh wait. We don't have imagine it. FUCK the scumbag, POS inhumane bastards that believe they should lead the world.

Soul Shakedown
Soul Shakedown 7 months

His biggest regret is Android? Not the eugenics, agenda 2030, or monopolistic business practices... I suppose true self-reflection was expecting too much. What an absolute monster he is.

AY-MO 7 months

He should of bought Palm instead of letting HP buy it and kill it off. That would of potentially given consumers three OS to choose from.

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 7 months

cry me a fucking river. 😭 waaa I did''t make the hundreds if billions of are I wanted.

michael zubas
michael zubas 7 months

he is Kinda right though. windows phone wasnt that good

SimonR 7 months

no, win8 was worse.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 7 months

Based on MS's entry into the phone market (twice, iirc), Android wouldn't have done any better under Gates.

Prodigal Liberal
Prodigal Liberal 7 months

Bill you did not let it. Android trumpled on you whether you liked it or not because it was free.

.       .
. . 7 months

Yeah, not common core ... Disgusting person

Dragos 7 months

The big fish always swallow the little fish. They feel bad that Google filled his belly and not them.

Jah-mau Lambert
Jah-mau Lambert 7 months

Figured it would be nevere having that final battle with Steve jobs

themdg 7 months

Poor guy.

Ben B.
Ben B. 7 months

Eat sh*t Mr. "Population Control"

Top in Tech
Get the App