Android Overtakes Windows Operating System For First Time

Posted: Apr 3 2017, 11:19am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Android Overtakes Windows Operating System for First Time
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  • Android Overtakes Microsoft in the Internet Operating System Usage Marking a Milestone

Android overtakes Microsoft as the most used internet Operating System (OS) which marks a milestone in the world of internet usage

The world paradigm of internet usage has been changing in the past few years and the first impact of that advancement was recorded by web analytics company StatCounter.

After analyzing worldwide data, the company found out that Google’s Android has surpasses Microsoft Window as the most popular internet operating system (OS) in the world. The data was obtained for all internet access devices including mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop.

Although the Android has only had a marginal feat over Windows with its internet market usage share at 37.93% compared to Window’s 37.91%. It is still a considerable win in the rapidly changing dynamic of internet usage.

The CEO of StatCounter, Aodhan Cullen commented that the marginal win is a milestone for Android OS which only held 2.4% of the global internet usage share five years ago whereas Windows has dominated the internet OS market by a huge margin since the 1980s.

Shedding more light on the results, Cullen said that the major overturning of figures can be contributed to three major factors; the impact of Asia on the global market, growth of smartphones to access the internet and a decline in sales of traditional PCs.

Although Windows still dominates 84% of the internet usage market for PCs and laptops. Cullen said that Windows is still dominating the internet market in many areas of the world but the competition has moved on and Windows will have to keep up in the mobile technology field to regain its dominance.

Windows was recorded as the dominant internet OS in North America and Europe with 39.5% and 51.7% shares respectively followed by iOS and Android. The paradigm shifts in the technological markets of Asia where Android is the leading internet OS at 52.2% compared to 29.2% for Windows.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
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