Android claimed to be the most popular operating system in the world. The information revealed from the data reported by the StatCounter data and research institutes summarizing data on the newest mobile and desktop operating systems.
Interestingly, Android conquer that previously occupied the Microsoft Windows operating system most widely used by people.
It’s the first time Windows fallen from the top ranking. According to StatCounter, the data indicate a change massive internet consumption experienced by users of desktop PCs to mobile devices.
This is a new milestone in the realm of technology, stating that Windows has become the most mainstream operating systems of the 1980s. And now, the position achieved by Android.
The data also shows the operating system market share globally from March 2012 to March 2017. Android pocketed 37.93 percent, while Windows scooped 37.91 percent share.
Factors increasing the adoption of the Android operating system is also due to the growth of smartphone penetration in developing countries. However, Windows still ‘rule’ North American and European markets.
Windows actually already have a strategy for reaching the mobile market with Windows Phone operating system. Unfortunately, Windows Phone’s market share continued to decline.
In fact, Windows Phone only sold 5.8 million units worldwide. This number declined considerably from the previous year to reach 9 million units.