When it comes to the heated debate between iOS and Android, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates knows which side he is on.
According to 9to5Google, Gates shared his preferences in a recent audio-only interview conducted through the Clubhouse app. It is not surprising that he is firmly committed to Android.
Gates told reporters Andrew Ross Sorkin and Clubhouse co-founder Paul Davidson that after announcing that they prefer Android in the past, nothing has changed. When he uses the iPhone for any reason (such as using the iPhone-only Clubhouse), he will use his daily Android device.
Clubhouse is an application that allows you to join pure audio conversations. Social networks are similar to a series of podcast-like conversations. Currently, it is only by invitation, and only iPhone users can participate.
Gates prefers the openness of the Android ecosystem because it is more “flexible”
Gates told Sorkin: “I actually use an Android phone.” “Because I want to track everything, I often play with the iPhone, but I carry the iPhone with me. Some Android manufacturers treat me It is said that it is easy to pre-install Microsoft software. They are more flexible in the way the software connects to the operating system. This is what I eventually get used to. You know, many of my friends have iPhone, so there is no purity.”
Gates admitted in 2019 that the way he handled Microsoft’s own mobile phone department was his “biggest mistake.” Microsoft finally allowed Google to turn Android into the only true competitor of the iPhone. Microsoft missed a $400 billion market at the time, and Gates deeply regretted this. However, in 2017, he moved on and adopted an Android phone.
In the interview, Davidson said that it may be developing an Android version of Clubhouse. He called it a “top feature”, which may mean that the iPhone Clubhouse will soon disappear.