stayMicrosoftFor most of its 44-year history,WindowsIt has always been its core business, but Microsoft has failed to replicate successfully in the mobile operating system field, lagging behind Google and Microsoft.Apple。 In today's Microsoft, Windows is still one of the most basic and stable sources of revenue and profit, but Microsoft has shifted its focus to cloud infrastructure and application construction, basically abandoning the mobile platform business.
Gates told David Rubenstein at a luncheon at the Economic Club of Washington in late June:
"We were still developing operating systems for PCs. We know mobile devices will be very popular, so we are doing what we call Windows Mobile. But we still missed the slight opportunity to be the mainstream mobile operating system. In order to deal with and deal with antitrust cases, we have not assigned the best people to do this work. So that's the biggest mistake I've made, because it's obviously something Microsoft is familiar with and strong about. Obviously, we should achieve the goal of domination, but we did not. Eventually Android became a global non-AppleMobile phoneOperating system leader."
When the mobile device world took off, Microsoft's CEO was Steve Ballmer, not Gates. But Gates remained chief software architect on some Microsoft projects from 2001 to 2008 and chaired the board until 2014.
Gates mentioned the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust case, after reports that federal regulators might change the way they investigate several major technology companies, including Google. Earlier this year, some lawmakers proposed that Microsoft's anti-monopoly investigation should be included in the government's argument of "splitting up giant technology companies".