Bill Gates calls failure to fight Android his “greatest mistake”
6 months, 4 weeks ago by kyle | 5 facts | 0 comments | 19 votes

  • "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share," Ballmer once told USA Today. -
  • The launch of the iPhone was a huge inflection point in the tech landscape, and the way companies reacted to it would shape their fortune for years to come. -
  • Google was investing in mobile before the iPhone was announced, having acquired Andy Rubin's Android, Inc. in 2005. -
  • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently gave a wide-ranging interview to VC firm Village Global, and at one point, the topic of mobile came up. -
  • Today, Android owns 85 percent of the smartphone OS market and is the most popular operating system in the world—mobile or otherwise—just ahead of Windows. -

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