When it comes to the great debate between iOS and Android, Microsoft is a co-founder Bill Gates knows which side he’s on.
Gates told journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin and Clubhouse co-founder Paul Davidson that nothing has changed after declaring in the past that he preferred Android. While he has an iPhone on hand in case he wants to use it for any reason (e.g. with the clubhouse for iPhone only), he has an Android device every day.
Clubhouse is an app that only allows you to have audio conversations. The social network resembles a massive series of podcast-like conversations. Currently it is only available by invitation and only iPhone users can participate.
Gates prefers the more open nature of the Android ecosystem as it is more “flexible” in how software works with the operating system.
“I actually use an Android phone,” Gates told Sorkin. “Because I want to keep an eye on everything, I often play around with iPhones, but the one I carry around is Android. Some of the Android manufacturers pre-install Microsoft software in a way that makes it easy for me. They’re more flexible in Regarding the connection between the software and the operating system. I’ve got used to that. You know, a lot of my friends have “iPhone” so there is no such thing as purity.
In 2019 Gates admitted The way he handled Microsoft’s own cell phone division was his “biggest mistake”. Microsoft eventually let Google make Android the only real rival for the iPhone. Microsoft then missed a $ 400 billion market, which Gates deeply regrets. However, in 2017 he went ahead and adopted an Android phone.
During the interview, Davidson stated that an Android version of Clubhouse might be on the way. He called it a “top feature” which could mean the iPhone Clubhouse could soon disintegrate.