Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed that he uses Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 as his daily driver instead of Microsoft’s own Surface Duo 2.
Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates revealed that it uses Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 as its daily driver instead of Microsoft’s own Surface Duo 2. Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 3 last year as the successor to the Galaxy Fold 2. The device is part of the Galaxy Fold line that debuted in 2019 along with the original Galaxy Fold. While this device suffered from multiple reliability issues related to its folding screen, Samsung has been working hard on this aspect over the past few years, ensuring improved reliability and durability for each subsequent generation.
With the Galaxy Z Fold 3 becoming one of the most successful foldable smartphones in history, Samsung is currently working on its successor, the tentatively named Galaxy Z Fold 4. The new device is expected to retain much of the same design and form factor as its predecessor, with a 6.2-inch cover screen and a 7.6-inch main screen. It is also said to come with an improved built-in camera over the existing model. Reports also suggest the Z Fold 4 could cost less than the Z Fold 3 as part of Samsung’s plans to make foldable phones mainstream.
In a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) this week, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he uses Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 as his smartphone of choice, largely because of its massive screen that promotes productivity. Responding to a question from a fellow Redditor, Gates said he often switches between devices, although the Z Fold 3’s screen allows him to “get by with a great laptop and phone and nothing else.”
Gates prefers Android to iPhone
Following Gates’ revelation, some social media users immediately pointed to his continued preference for Android over the iPhone, while others found it amusing that he’s not using Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 despite the using a very similar dual-screen foldable device. That said, the Z Fold 3 is widely thought to have hit the nail on the head in terms of design and functionality, while the Surface Duo has mostly received mixed reviews.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Bill Gates has spoken out about his preference for Android over iOS. Last year, during an interview on Clubhouse, Gates said he preferred Android to the iPhone, largely because Android phones often come with Microsoft apps pre-installed, which he’s grown accustomed to in the past. over the years. Samsung devices, in particular, come with a number of Microsoft apps pre-installed, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, and more. Additionally, the Your Phone app that allows Android phones to connect to Windows PCs also has several exclusive features for Galaxy phone owners like Bill Gates.
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