Windows Phone has been dead for over a year now, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates too believes it’s time to move on. In a recent interview, Gates revealed that he has recently switched to an Android phone. Also Read - Windows 11 will improve multi-monitor workflow; here's howAlso Read - Windows 11 download: Do not install the Windows 11 test build just yet
While he doesn t reveal the exact smartphone, he does note that the phone has a lot of Microsoft software on it. Reports claim that Gates might be using a Microsoft Edition Samsung Galaxy S8 handset. Speaking to Chris Wallace from Fox News Sunday, Gates says, “I happen to use all Windows-based PCs. The phone that I have, recently I did switch to an Android phone with a lot of Microsoft software.” Not surprisingly, he was asked whether he would using an iPhone sometime in the future. Gates replied, “Nope, no iPhone.” Additionally, The Verge also mentions that Gates, in the past had banned iPhones and iPods from his home.
When asked about his relationship with Steve Jobs, Gates told that Jobs was a genius , however, he did add that they held very different strategies for their companies. He however added, “But the competition in the software and IT space that Steve [Jobs] helped foster, it s phenomenal. And Microsoft s a big part of that.” ALSO READ: Bill Gates follows Jeff Bezos; debuts on Instagram
Microsoft officially stopped the Windows Phone lineup in July, due largely to diminishing consumer interest. To put things into perspective, in the first quarter of 2017, Windows Phones’ market share was just 0.1 percent, according to market research firm IDC.
Gates continues to top the chart of tech barons in the world with a net worth of $78 billion. A significant portion of his money though is spent in philanthropic efforts focused around global health, education, and humanitarian causes.