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Bill Gates regretted that Microsoft could not do this thing like Android

Bill Gates regretted that Microsoft could not do this thing like Android

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At the time of appearing Android, Microsoft with strong potential but was still unable to create a good mobile operating system. This made Microsoft quietly leave the smartphone market.

The failure of Microsoft

The battle for smartphone operating systems has ended. As a result, the winner is Android and iOS. Windows Phone, Blackberry, Symbian, and Tizen platforms have been exhausted because there are no users.

Failure in the smartphone market has left many regrets for insiders. Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder recently listed the company’s failures in an interview. In particular, the failure to create something like Android was the biggest failure.

Saying no to open source is the reason Windows Phone is not welcome like Android. Photo: Gsmarena.
Saying no to open source is the reason Windows Phone is not welcome like Android. Photo: Gsmarena.

So why Microsoft, with huge amounts of money and smart brains, was unable to make operating systems like Android?

Microsoft has long wanted to enter the lucrative mobile market. Before Android and iOS appeared, O2 Pocket phones had Windows Mobile operating systems. However, since Android and iOS were born, successive mistakes made Microsoft unable to catch up.

In an effort to save its position, Microsoft acquired Nokia. However, they let go of everything because of the serious decline in the market share of both Windows Phone and Nokia.

The reason for the faiure

First of all, Microsoft carried the big shadow of an operating system for computers. This was reflected in the miniaturized versions of computer operating systems on smartphones like Pocket PC. With touch screen trends, the PC-like operating system interface made it difficult for users to use. Subtle greed caused Microsoft’s mobile operating system to displease users.

Stuffing the PC experience into smartphones makes Microsoft upset users. Photo: ZDnet.
Stuffing the PC experience into smartphones makes Microsoft upset users. Photo: ZDnet.

First released, iPhone had only 500 applications. Meanwhile, Microsoft had 18,000 applications for Windows Mobile. However, both Android and iOS quickly flourished thanks to their app store. While Windows users had to synthesize and find the source of the application to download, on Android and iOS, everything is ready.

Another reason Microsoft couldn’t create Android was that the company wasn’t excited about open source. However, this was a factor in promoting Android’s development. Phone providers can get the source code for free, tweak it at will and use it for free. As a company that sells operating system licenses, Microsoft did not accept free services.