If a poll was to be carried out today on what operating system is the most popular, most used, most anything, I’m pretty sure it would be the Android operating system. When you look around, it would seem like all the phones around run on the Android OS. Though Windows might be popular due to the presence of most PCs that run on its platform.
Before now, the Windows operating system had the highest number of users browsing the internet, but today, of bring you a new report from StatCounter, affirming that Android has surpassed Windows as the world’s most popular operating system for browsing the internet.
This, however, is expected as there is a high and increasing number of people trooping to the system on a daily basis. Even the inculcation of the Windows OS into mobile phones could not save it from the overtake by Android.
The report is based on a sample size of over 15 billion page views per month and the mention “Internet usage” is strictly the viewing of website pages. This report does not include app or data usage as part of the results. Even if it did, I have that feeling of Android still having the day.
Android topped the worldwide OS internet usage market share with 37.93% in the month of March, which put it marginally ahead of Windows at 37.91% for the first time. This position represents a major breakthrough for Android which held just 2.4% of global internet usage five years ago. According to StatCounter, it represents a milestone in technology history and the end of an era for Microsoft’s dominant OS.
Windows still maintains its dominance as the popular desktop OS to access the Internet worldwide, which is highly expected, with an 84% overall internet usage share in March.
By region, the North America and Europe parts continue to be under Microsoft’s charm as Windows has a much higher share than Android or iOS. However, in Asia, Android contributes to 52.2% of Internet traffic as compared to 29.2% for Windows.
What could be the reason for this? What do you think of Android’s new found dominance in the market? Let’s hear you…