While Microsoft said it cannot comment on future products, the research firm, based on "supply chain info", suggests it will be powered by Intel's 10nm Lakefield processor and run "Windows 10 OS new version" for dual display user interface. It really is winner-take-all, if you're there with half as many apps, or 90% as many apps, you're on your way to complete doom.
Microsoft did launch its own mobile operating system, Windows Mobile.More news: Auger-Aliassime falls to Lopez in semifinals of Queen’s Club tournament
Microsoft has a long history in mobile operating systems. "But oh well." Microsoft is now the most valuable company in the world, with a market cap of $1.05 trillion, but it vies for the top spot with Apple and Amazon.
Unsurprisingly, one of the constant criticisms that Windows Mobile and then Windows Phone faced is a key reason for why Gates believes Microsoft struggled and, eventually failed in the segment. As per a report by TechCrunch, speaking at a public event Gates expressed his regret at not coming up with a "non-Apple phone form platform" before Google did.
Although former Windows boss Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore of Microsoft participated in that meeting, it is likely that the company had sought the advice of Bill Gates in some way.More news: FedEx blocks delivery of Huawei P30 Pro to the United States
But despite "having made one of the greatest mistakes of all time", Gates said Microsoft is still "very strong". "If we had gotten that one right, we would be the leading company, but oh well". So we are a leading company. "And so that's partly where you have the mentality of every night you think, 'Am I screwing this up?' And eventually, we did screw up a super important one", he continued. Windows Phone did manage to reach double digit market share in select countries such as France and Italy, but consumers in the U.S. pretty much ignored it.
The Microsoft guru spoke at Village Global (via The Verge) and addressed the issue and what it meant for him.More news: Yankees' Judge set to rejoin lineup Friday