Yes, you have read it right Bill Gates Biggest mistake of life was Google to launch Android. It is natural as Android has taken over the OS market like a storm. It has competed with Microsoft and no doubt is one of the most successful company.
Bill Gates Biggest Mistake of Life is Justified
The businessman of the most successful company revealed it while speaking at the event which was hosted by a venture-capital firm Village Global. He said this is due to Android, that Microsoft is not able to reach a position where it could actually excel.
“The greatest mistake ever is the whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is. That is, Android is the standard phone platform – non-Apple form – phone platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win”.
He further said that:
It really is winner takes all. There’s room for exactly one non-Apple operating system, and what’s that worth? $400 billion that would be transferred from company G (Google) to company M (Microsoft).
The Microsoft founder still believes that the firm is still very strong but it seems that the way Android has taken the market like a storm was not easily digested by him. If Microsoft would have thought of launching Android kind of platform before Google it would be the leading company rather than just a leading company.
Moreover, it is quite interesting, hearing this regret from the global influential personality who admitted his mistake. It reminds me of the Nokia CEO who also regretted that things would be different for the company if he decided to go with the wave and “change” rather than producing the same old devices for a long time. It needs a courage to speak the truth, so am in love with this acceptance of Bill Gates.