Bill Gates became another famous figure who joined the Clubhouse to promote his latest book. In an interview with journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, Gates discussed many topics, including the cell phone he uses today.
Since Clubhouse is currently an exclusive application for iOS, many are wondering whether the Microsoft co-founder has switched to Apple products, which are rivals of his company.
“I actually use an Android phone,” said Gates, as quoted by MacRumors, Saturday (27/2/2021).
“Because I want to follow everything, I often play with the iPhone, but the one that I often carry is Android,” he continued.
This 65-year-old man seems to have other reasons why he prefers Android over iPhone for everyday use. According to him, Android phones are more friendly to Microsoft applications.
“Some Android manufacturers install Microsoft software which makes it easier for me. They are more flexible about how the software connects with the operating system,” explains Gates.
“So that’s what made me finally used to it. Many of my friends have iPhones, so nothing is really pure,” he continued.
Clubhouse co-founder Paul Davison, who was involved in the conversation between Gates and Sorkin, said that currently the Android version of Clubhouse is the top priority.
In an interview in 2019, Gates once admitted that Microsoft’s defeat of Android to become a non-Apple platform was the biggest mistake of all time for the Redmond, Washington-based company.
But when the competition between Windows Mobile, Android and iOS began, Gates was not the leader of Microsoft. It was Steve Ballmer who served as CEO of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014.
While leading Microsoft, Ballmer once underestimated the iPhone. But in the end Windows Mobile couldn’t compete with Android or iOS and was retired by Microsoft.
In discussions at the Clubhouse, Gates answered many questions including about his activities on social media and his hobbies amid the pandemic. He claims to have a secret Twitter account for fun and often spends time watching television series on Netflix.
“As soon as I realized four hours had passed. You just sat there and the next episode started,” he said.
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