Even Bill Gates Has Stopped Using Win­dows Phone and Moved to Android


Ever wondered which device Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates uses? It’s not an iPhone, and of course not the non-existent Windows phone. He revealed in an interview with  Fox News Sunday (spotted by Onmsft) that he uses an Android device loaded with lots of Microsoft software.

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Nearing the end of the noughties, Microsoft’s Windows phones were one of the major rivals to iPhone and then emerging Android phones but they saw a drastic downfall over the years and are now essentially dead.

Bill Gates seems to have moved on from the downfall of Windows phone to the more popular choice globally — Android — but doesn’t reveal exactly which device he is using currently.

Going by the revelation that the device sports a lot of Microsoft software, The Verge speculates that Gates might be using the Samsung Galaxy S8 which comes bundled with several basic Microsoft apps.

“A Microsoft customization is applied to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Microsoft Edition when the devices are unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi. This customization ensures customers a best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more,” a Microsoft spokesperson told the Verge.

Soon after the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8, Microsoft began selling the device bundled with apps like Office, OneDrive, Cortana, and Outlook.

During the Fox interview, Bill Gates admitted that Steve Jobs was a ‘genius’ but his famous ban on iPhone and iPad (and other Apple products) from his home still remains as it is. More so, since he seems to have taken to using Android devices.

While Microsoft hasn’t really taken well to the dynamic world of smartphones, they seem to be laying their focus more on cloud computing and Windows for PC.

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