Earlier 2019 in a recent interview with Village Global, the Bill Gates Microsoft has admitted that Windows Phone defeat by Android was the biggest mistake he ever made. Gates said that if Microsoft had won the war, the company would have added 400 billion in total revenue. Now, Gates argues that the problems of her antitrust law Microsoft are what led to Windows Mobile's downfall.
As he told The Verge, Gates made these claims at her DealBook conference New York Times earlier today. He specifically said: "There is no doubt that antitrust lawsuits were a bad choice for Microsoft. Instead we would have focused more on creating the operating system of the phone, so instead of using Android today we would be using Windows Mobile. "
The company's efforts to attract developers to its platform also failed, and this was one of the main reasons behind Windows Mobile's final downfall. Gates also revealed that Microsoft missed the opportunity to launch Windows Mobile on a key device Motorola.
It is worth noting that Google acquired Android for $ 50 millions on 2005 and its first major competitor was Windows Mobile. Former CEO Eric Shmidt has previously admitted that the Google he was very concerned that Microsoft's strategy would succeed. Unfortunately for Microsoft, Google has succeeded and Android is today the most mainstream mobile operating system in the world, with 76,67% 2019.