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That is, Android is the standard non-Apple phone platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win. It really is winner take all.
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Phones Laptops Headphones Cameras. So we are a leading company.
Bill Gates: My biggest mistake? Not making Android
If we got that one right, we would be the company. But oh well. He also owes up to mismanagement — it was a war which Microsoft could have won — Windows Mobile preceded Android by nearly 10 years, but Microsoft never understood the importance of mobile, never gave it adequate resources, was distracted by desktop priorities and was constantly changing direction.
Gates notes that he is amazed that Microsoft survived the mistake — something I think many in the first half of this decade doubted, with many pundits predicting for example that iPads will replace PCs and that the nature of work will change so that it is possible to do everything on a smartphone. Share price is a measure of confidence in a company, and this can evaporate as easily as it appears.