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Android Now The World’s Most Popular Operating System | AIB

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Android is now the world’s most popular operating system, having beaten Microsoft Windows in worldwide market share for the very first time, according to data from Statcounter. The Statistics shown this time from StatCounter is not only for the OS of the mobile devices but generally for all, glancing at the data usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone, Android usage hit 37.93%, nearly bordering out Windows’ 37.91%.


This report based on a sample extent of more than 15 billion page views per month and mention “Internet Use” is closely linked to seeing the website pages. This report does not include the use of applications or data. The above graph shows the market share of overall Internet usage over the last five years. There you can see a drop in Windows as the primary internet device has shifted to Android on a worldwide scale. The share of Internet usage varies per country.

The majority of countries where Android used mainly for browsing the Internet tend to be the developing countries where many people rely on their mobile devices to do things related to the Web. But in North America, the use of internet laptop/desktop is still above the overall mobile internet usage, although the rest is not too much. The countries where Android is the primary OS for Internet use are the states that pass Windows in the calculation of the whole world.

Also, on the curve of the extreme loss of Windows over the years from 2012 can be seen very well. Once more 80% market share of the Windows OS has now fallen below 40%, between 2013 and 2014 the success curve of Android increased significantly. The market is hugely declining, and the winners are the mobile operating systems, such as Android. 

It is believed that Windows will go further down because that they have not even managed to get mobile system yet. So it will probably be impossible for Windows to catch up again. And not without reason, Aodhan Cullen, the CEO of StatCounter, comments that as a milestone in the global operating system history, for it marks the end of the top position of Microsoft. 

This is a turning point in technology history and the end of an era, commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership. It also represents a breakthrough for Android which is just 2.4% of global Internet usage shares only five years ago.”

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