Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has suggested he uses an Android-powered smartphone, rather than a Windows one.
“Recently, we indeed did switch to an Android phone,” he said, vocalization on Fox News Sunday.
Microsoft’s possess Windows-powered phones have unsuccessful to make a poignant impact on a smartphone market, that is dominated by inclination using Google’s Android handling system.
However, Mr Gates pronounced he had commissioned lots of Microsoft apps on his phone.
When asked either he also had an iPhone, maybe as a delegate device, he replied: “No, no iPhone.”
He did not exhibit that sold smartphone he now uses.
Microsoft struggled to make a success of a possess mobile handling system, Windows Phone.
In 2014, a program hulk paid $7.2bn (£5.5bn) for Nokia’s handset business, though Windows-powered phones accounted for fewer than 1% of tellurian smartphone sales in 2016.
Microsoft’s latest handling system, Windows 10, can energy smartphones in further to laptops, tablets and desktop computers. However, few Windows 10 smartphones have been released.
In April, Microsoft started offered a customised chronicle of Samsung’s Galaxy 8 smartphone in a US stores.
“Microsoft’s plan underneath a stream arch executive Satya Nadella is to make Microsoft apps and services widely accessible on Android and iPhone,” pronounced Ian Fogg, an researcher during a tech consultancy IHS Markit.
“That’s where their business are these days.”
The “Microsoft Edition” phone comes with a firm’s apps such as Office, Outlook email and a voice partner Cortana included.
“It used to be putting a Windows handling complement on everyone’s phone was a priority, though now it’s about offered services such as Office and Outlook email,” pronounced Mr Fogg.
“To do that, we have to make those services accessible on each device.”