Tuesday March 07, 2017

Android Challenges Windows as World’s Most Popular Operating System

So there you have it. This is presumably why Microsoft has been so worried, and has been so heavy handed in trying to force people into its ecosystem, rather than just trying to rely on a traditional operating system model. If current trends continue Q1 -Q2 some time of 2017 will be when Android dethrones Windows as the top operating system used for web browsing.

Personally I find it disconcerting that so many are content with such an inferior user experience of using a tablet or a phone instead of a real computer. I only browse on my phone to distract myself when I am out of the house and waiting for something. When I am at home, 100% of the time I go to my office and use my real computer instead.

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In North America Windows (all versions) maintained its lead across all platforms with 40.7% share in February followed by iOS (24.9%) and Android (20.3%). It’s a similar story in Europe where Windows (51.8%) is more than twice the level of Android (23.5%). However, in Asia, Android is now over 50% (51.8%) compared to 29.8% for Windows.