For the first time .. Android outperforms Windows

Apr

3

2017

in the Internet usage market
Windows continues to dominate the market for desktop computers
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A new report showed that Google’s Android operating system for the first time surpassed Microsoft’s Windows operating system as the world’s most popular operating system for total Internet usage across desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

StatCounter for Web analytics found that in March, Android accounted for 37.93 percent of the world’s total Internet usage, surpassing Windows at 37.91 percent for the first time.

“This is a milestone in the history of technology and marks the end of an era,” commented Staten’s chief executive officer, Aidan Colin. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s global leadership on the operating system market, which has been maintained since 1980, and represents a major achievement for the Android system, whose share of the Internet market was only 2.4% five years ago.”

The main drivers of the start-up are the growing use of smartphones to access the Internet, lower sales of traditional computers and the impact of Asian markets on the global market, Colin said.

Still, Windows still dominates the market for desktop operating systems, which includes laptops and desktops with 84% in March 2017.

A report published by StatCounter earlier this month showed that mobile devices are now more used than traditional PCs to surf the Internet for the first time, according to October 2016 statistics.

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