Skip to main content

Steven Sinofsky says he carries an HTC One

The former President of Windows now carries an Android device

Speaking to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D11 conference, former head of Windows at Microsoft Steven Sinofsky dropped a small statement that he now uses an Android device. Responding to the question by Walt of "... what do you make of Google and Apple?", Sinofsky replied with a statement that today he carries an Android phone and that "We're all HTC One users these days." Speaking more broadly about Google and Android, Sinfosky actually had a bit of praise for what the company has accomplished with its platform, even going so far as to say that "Android is great".

He also spoke to some of the challenges that come along with having such a large number of APIs and products to manage at once, naturally. It's interesting to hear a former head of Windows speak so openly about using a different platform, but it's not at all surprising that Sinfosky would be intrigued by other devices -- even if he was still at Microsoft.

Via: AllThingsD

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • so windows phone fail!
  • And Eric Schmidt carries a BlackBerry, what does that say?
  • That he's old and just needs the necessities: calls, SMS, and email.
  • According to Sinofsky that quote is taken out of context. Here is his reply which can find in the comment section below the referenced article. "The comment was made in the context of a couple of previous interviewees that had HTC One and additionally that I had previously used an iPhone and other competitive products. it was not a general statement." Steven Sinofsky He is also on record many, many times talking about carrying and using competing products.
  • I love the air time the HTC One is getting. It was an excellent effort by HTCs part and it deserves it.
  • For some reason or another, I like hearing what some people are using in terms of Smartphones and tablets including operating systems. That said, I really don't see the love affair or desire of owning an HTC One. Now I'm just talking about the HTC One Smartphone itself, not HTC as a company. But I just don't see the appeal... as the HTC One looks like an iPhone gone wrong in the dssign. Nor do I see the appeal of a sealed battery. Of course on the flip side, I have never used HTC's Skin before neither. FYI: I am an Android user too.
  • I don't see the appeal of the HTC One, either, and I have no interest in HTC as a company. The One seems like a nice enough phone, but I really don't think the design is THAT great. Naturally, I'm sure some HTC fanboy is going to come here now and scream at me for having such an opinion...
  • I don't consider myself an HTC fanboy but everytime I see the HTC One in pictures I get a little jealous that I can't own one right now. It's a beautiful phone.
  • everyone is entitled to his or her own preference man. I own a samsung galaxy s3 and have gotten the htc one for my dad for fathers day. Dude I play with his htc one quite a bit myself and it makes me feel like a million bucks.
  • typical samesung/samsuck fan boys
  • Where did I say anything about Samsung? I'm not at all a Samsung fanboy. If anything, I like Motorola the most. Don't let that stop you from making unwarranted assumptions, though. I knew for sure that someone was going to come and assume that I am a Samsung fanboy simply because I don't like HTC. Again, I didn't say anything about Samsung in my original post. I've never even owned any of the Galaxy S phones. Idiot.
  • I am sure Scott Forstall uses one as well.. LOL
  • Not a surprise. Its an amazing phone
  • He might just be rubbing it in to Microsoft for firing him lol.
  • ...and more good news for HTC lol. Yes, I have an HTC One too :-)
  • isn't Sinofsky one of the sinners who gave us the atrocious Windows 8 operating system? or perhaps he has now seen the light and realized his past mistake?
  • You don't use Xbox do you? Windows 8 is the best thing to come out of Windows since Windows first launched.
  • What?? I think zune and xbox ui came before w8
  • That's the point. Anybody with experience of either Zune or Xbox will understand the transition toward Windows 8 and not have a knee-jerk reaction to it like non-techies.
  • Lol. This is like a month old news. You always have to use the competing product. If not . you can't really talk about it. I wouldn't diss Galaxy devices if I had no experience with them.
  • Exactly, very famously Jon Rubinstein said he hadn't even touch an iPhone. See where that got them. Had he they may have been way more aggressive.
  • It's great that HTC has some high profile people using this phone. But man all the great design and features mean nothing if HTC can't market the phone to get their name out there.
  • I got rid of the Lumia 920 so quick for the Nexus 4. Windows phone blows. I gave the Lumia to my brother and he rather use his old Samsung Infuse.