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Bill Gates said why Windows lost the mobile market for Android and iOS


At a New York Times DealBook conference, Microsoft founder Bill Gates spoke about why Windows Mobile lost the Android and iOS mobile market and took the blame for system failure.

Photographer: David McNew / Getty Images
Photographer: David McNew / Getty Images

Gates said he and other executives at Microsoft have put a lot of effort into running the competition, which has gone on for several years in a row. This involved monopolizing the operating system market and imposing its own products, such as Internet Explorer.

These lawsuits have caused serious damage to the company, not only financially but also indirectly, affecting the development of many major projects, including the development of a mobile operating system:

There is no doubt that competition lawsuit has adversely affected Microsoft. Then we would pay more attention to creating a mobile operating system, and you would now use Windows Mobile instead of Android.

Gates noted that due to this process he was too distracted and personally "missed" the development of Windows for smartphones. In addition, he spoke of a hitherto unknown fact: Microsoft missed the opportunity to ship Windows for a key Motorola product, and was three months late. Unfortunately, he did not specify which particular product was discussed.

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