Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates have finally admitted the loss of losing Android operating system. The 63-year founder of Microsoft revealed this news during an interview that the major blunder of his life was failing to spend in the Android operating system, which now belongs to the California based tech giant Google and is worth $400 billion.
Due to the downfall of Microsoft in the marketplace, the co-founder Invoice Gates has confessed that his major mismanagement was dropping to Android in the race. He also discussed the RT’s Growth but also mentioned that how Microsoft and big large tech companies made hefty errors.
Bill Gates also said at an event hosted by a US venture capital firm that “In the software world it’s very particular for platforms… These are winner-takes-all markets. So the greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is. That is, Android is the standard phone platform – a non-Apple platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win,” he said.
Android is now the primary “non-Apple” platform, controlling round 75 p.c of the OS market. Regardless of Microsoft succeeding in creating the main OS and software program for computer systems and laptops, its Home windows cellular enjoys a tiny market share, which is an enormous loss for the corporate.
In addition to the above, at present Android is leading the marketplace with more than 85 % of the mobile phone devices using this OS in the market and Microsoft Windows Operating system based devices are nowhere in the market. Due to this condition, finally, Microsoft has requested its users to switch to an iOS or Android device as soon the tech giant is going to announce the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile.
The American multinational company also told its users that the company is going to stop all the services and thus Windows 10 Mobile users will stop receiving new security updates. Gates entered this position in this market as CEO in 2000 and as Chief Software Architect in 2008. After this term period, in 2014 Satya Nadella joined Microsoft as the company’s CEO.
Well, Microsoft isn’t alone in its situation within the digital era. For instance, Microsoft is the not only one losing the OS market but there are other companies like Blackberry and American firm Kodak who are losing sinking into space, regardless of other achievements and processes. For now, Microsoft seems to have accepted its mobile OS mistakes, and the company’s cloud business is flourishing efficiently.