Android operating system overtakes Windows

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Android operating system claimed 37.93 percent

On latest record shows, Android OS overtaken Windows by 0.02 of a percent level to take the title of most preferred operating system by internet end user, StatCounter said. Android OS claimed 37.93 percent market share with Windows on 37.91 percent in March.

Windows continues to be the top desktop operating system by a significant margin, with 84 percent market share. “Windows won the desktop war but the battlefield moved on, ” Cullen said. The current sales figures from analyst firm IDC shows PC shipments slid 5.7 per cent last year, although smartphones shared record shipments – though growth slid to 2.3%.

The comprehensive analysis provide of StatCounter said the conversion took place in March for desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices. It said the main drivers of the advancement were growth of smartphones to access the internet, a decline in sales of traditional PCs and the impact of Asia on the global market.

“This is a milestone in technology history and the final end of an era, ” said Aodhan Cullen, ceo of StatCounter, in a statement. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held since the 1980s. It represents a major breakthrough for Android operating system which held just 2 also. 4 per cent of global internet usage share only five years ago. ”

Popular among Asian countries

Obviously, many Android OS users may also have a Windows computer on their desk – the stats are less about which is the most popular OS and more a mirrored image of the change to mobile for web browsing.

In October Statcounter mentioned that world-wide smartphone and tablet web traffic overtaken desktops for the first time. That’s especially accurate in Asian countries. Where half of web traffic is through Android operating system, compared to 29.2 per cent for Windows. In European countries, the actual change is accurate, along with Windows holding 51.7 percent and Android 23.6 percent.  In Canada and USA, where Windows is on 39.5 percent accompanied by not Android by iOS at 25.7%.

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