Android May Soon Overtake Windows as Most Popular OS
According to the latest stats by online analytics company, StatCounter, Android is coming awfully close to overtaking Windows as the most popular OS (Operating System) on the internet.
Based on a global sampling of online users exceeding 15 billion pageviews per month collected from 3 million websites, Windows users represented just 38.6% marketshare of internet users while Android users represented 37.4% marketshare of internet users, putting Android a mere 1.2% marketshare away from overtaking Windows as the most popular OS on the internet. In a comment by StatCounter CEO, Aodhan Cullen, “The idea of Android almost matching Windows would have been unthinkable five years ago,” where Windows commanded an 82% global marketshare compared to Android’s paltry 2.2%.
While Windows is clearly about to lose the battle when compared against mobile device OSes, Windows continues to keep a tight hold on the worldwide desktop PC market where it continues to hold an 84.14% marketshare, a massive 72.54% greater marketshare than its closest competitor, OS X with a mere 11.6% marketshare.