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Why Microsoft missed the phone and got Android on



Bill Gates

Gerard Miller | CNBC

According to Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, it was his "biggest mistake" to dominate Google's Android platform.

The Windows desktop operating system has been a central element of Microsoft for the last 44 years. However, Microsoft was unable to gain a leading position in mobile operating systems. It lags behind Google and Apple from Alphabet. With today's Microsoft Windows continues to contribute to sales and profits. However, Microsoft has focused more on cloud infrastructures and applications and discontinued its mobile platform business.

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"We're working in the field of PC operating systems, so we knew the cellphone would be very popular and that's why What We Called Windows Mobile We Have Missed Being The Dominant We were distracted during our antitrust process and did not select the best people to work in. This is the biggest mistake I've made in relation to something that Clearly one of our abilities We passed on this Motorola design and thus the dynamics of the software to Android, becoming the dominant non-Apple mobile phone global system. "

By the time mobile computing hit the market, it was Steve Ballmer the CEO of Microsoft, not Gates. However, Gates has been involved in several Microsoft initiatives and was Chief Software Architect from 2001

to 2008 and Chairman of the Board until 2014.

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