The war between Android and iOS is far from calming down. iPhone fanboys have used the platform for so many years and they will continue doing so in the future.
The same is the case with Android users who prefer having the freedom and flexibility in customizing their UI. And it looks like Microsoft’s Bill Gates feels the same too.
In a recent interview on popular voice chat app dubbed Clubhouse, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates revealed that he prefers using Android over an iPhone, “I actually use an Android phone. Because I want to keep track of everything, I’ll often play around with iPhones, but the one I carry around happens to be Android.”
Bill Gates: Android vs iPhone
However, Bill Gates did mention that he also owns an iPhone, but that’s not his device of choice for his daily use. He also spoke about how some Android phones come with Microsoft preloaded software (essentially bloatware) and how that’s really convenient for him, “Some of the Android manufacturers pre-install Microsoft software in a way that makes it easy for me.”
In case you didn’t know, phone makers like Samsung preload MS Office productivity apps like Word, Excel, Powerpoint right into the device beforehand, which might seem like a cool thing, but it also claims a considerable chunk of your phone’s memory, even if you don’t want to use it.
Bill Gates added, “They’re more flexible about how the software connects up with the operating system. So that’s what I ended up getting used to.”
And while Android purists have been claiming that iPhones aren’t customizable, with the recent iOS updates (especially with iOS 14) that hasn’t been the case, especially with widgets and custom app spaces, it’s more customisable than ever. Also, the ability to have no preloaded bloatware is anything but a drawback, as it helps keep unnecessary crap out of the device.
What’s your device of choice? Do you still think iOS is not as customizable? Tell us in the comments below.