But Schmidt has admitted that he uses an iPhone 6s — made by rival Apple.
During a "fireside chat" with CNBC at Startup Fest in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Schmidt said he was an iPhone user, but also has a Samsung Galaxy S7, which runs Android.
And guess which one he prefers.
"Samsung S7 is better. It has a better battery. And those of you who are iPhone users (know) I'm right," Schmidt said.