first_imgStay on target Google Pixel Phones Talk to 911 For YouAndroid Ransomware Pretends to Be Reddit Porn As if you needed yet another reminder that Microsoft’s attempt to reassert itself in the smartphone market weren’t going all that well, here it is. Bill Gates is now using an Android device.Yes, even Microsoft’s co-founder seems ready to admit that the best mobile experience available to consumers today is not on a Windows device. Gates made his revelation in a recent interview with Fox News, though he didn’t specify which Android phone he switched to.Microsoft is well aware of its struggles in the fiercely-competitive mobile market. It’s hard to believe, but it’s only been three short years since the disastrous Nokia acquisition happened. With Satya Nadella at the helm, though, the company made a pivot. Their new approach has been to double down on delivering apps and services to their users regardless of what platform they’re using…. Which, when it comes to phones, is almost certainly not Windows.So far, it’s been a very successful push. The Office, OneDrive, and Xbox apps have been installed on tens of millions of devices. Microsoft’s cloud revenues are soaring and things in general look pretty good.But just because Microsoft is focusing on apps today doesn’t mean they’re done with smartphones for good. There’s still a chance that Microsoft will release their oft-rumored Surface phone. We’ve been hearing rumblings about one for ages and the latest round of chatter says that we’ll finally see one unveiled next year.As unlikely as that might sound given the epic beating their smartphone market share has taken over the past several years (it dropped below 1% in 2016), you can’t count Microsoft out yet. They’ve done pretty well with the Surface devices, as long as you’re willing to ignore the RT.And hey, as long as we’ve got the opportunity to post something Bill Gates-related… Let’s all take one more look at that awesome video of him jumping over a chair in 1994:Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more