- During an interview, Bill Gates admitted that Android is his best option for his personal mobile phone.
- He said that pre-installed Microsoft apps, as well as Android’s more open environment, are his main reasons to stick with Android.
- Ironically, Gates said all of this on Clubhouse, a platform that is currently not supported by Android.
Earlier this week, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gave an interview to journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin. During the interview, Gates discussed many topics, including his late friend and sometimes rival Steve Jobs, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. The interview was primarily a promotion for his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.
However, Gates also found some time to talk about Android. Although it should not surprise us to know knowing the history of man, Bill Gates is an Android man, as he states here:
In fact, I use an Android phone. Since I want to keep track of everything, I often play iPhones, but the one I carry with me is Android.
After saying that, Sorkin asked if it was “a religious thing,” referring to the decade-long argument between Android and iOS. Gates mostly ignored the question, but gave a few reasons for his choice:
Some of the Android makers pre-install Microsoft software in a way that makes it easy for me. They are more flexible about how the software connects with the operating system. So that’s what I got used to. You know, a lot of my friends have iPhone, so there is no purity.
Ironically, this entire interview happened on the new Clubhouse audio-based social app, which is not supported on Android. To use Clubhouse, you need an invitation and an iPhone.
With Bill Gates praising Android during the interview, Clubhouse co-founder Paul Davidson actually chimed in. On damage control, he said bringing Clubhouse to Android is the company’s “top priority” at the moment, although there were no more details than that.
Way to make things uncomfortable, Bill.