Bill Gates revealed that he still preferred to use an Android phone over the iPhone.
Bill Gates revealed during a recent interview on Clubhouse that he still preferred to use an Android phone over the iPhone. Here’s why!
9to5Mac reported that Gates explained why he still preferred to use an Android device over the iPhone, saying that Android manufacturers were “more flexible” with software integration.
Gates joined Andrew Ross Sorkin for an interview in the invite-only audio conversation app Clubhouse this week.
Clubhouse, which was gaining quickly in popularity, was currently an iPhone-only app. However, an Android version of the said app was on the way.
Gates had talked about his use of Android device in the past, so Andrew was curious if his preference might have changed, given that he’s speaking through a service that was only available on iOS devices.
In response, Bill Gates explained that he still preferred an Android device, but that he kept an iPhone around to try out — and apparently for joining Clubhouse rooms.
His reasoning for using Android device, according to a report on 9to5Mac, was because Android manufacturers often pre-installed Microsoft software.
“I actually use an Android phone. Because I want to keep track of everything, I’ll often play around with iPhones, but the one I carry around happens to be Android. Some of the Android manufacturers pre-install Microsoft software in a way that makes it easy for me. They’re more flexible about how the software connects up with the operating system. So that’s what I ended up getting used to. You know, a lot of my friends have iPhone, so there’s no purity,” Gates said.
9to5Mac also reported that it wasn’t clear what Gates was referring to since iOS users can download Microsoft apps from the App Store on an iPhone and can even adjust their default email apps and browser with Apple’s iOS 14.