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Microsoft No Longer Owns Dominant OS Space, As Android Overtakes Windows

Microsoft No Longer Owns Dominant OS Space, As Android Overtakes Windows

Android is now world’s most popular operating system in terms of internet usage.

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According to a report, Google’s Android has overtaken Microsoft Windows for the first time. Android is now the world’s most popular operating system (OS) in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined.

The research arm of StatCounter has put out a report for March 2017. According to the report, Android topped the worldwide OS internet usage market share with 37.93% as Windows is left behind by a small margin, as its market share is at 37.91%.

Microsoft has been the market leader for the OS market across the world since 1980's. Android market stood at just 2.4% in 2012 and in a short span of five years, it has come to the level of Microsoft Windows OS.

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This rise has also been possible due to the growth of smartphones to access the internet and a decline in sales of PCs.

But all is not lost for Microsoft as Windows still dominates the worldwide operating system desktop market (PC and laptop) with an 84% internet usage share in March.

Check out the OS market share map here.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - OS Market Share

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