The time has come for Microsoft to taste the bitter truth. According to the latest numbers by StatCounter, Google’s Android operating system has surpassed Microsoft Windows for the first time in terms of the global internet usage market share for March 2017.
The global market share for Android is 37.93% while for Windows it’s 37.91%. Although the victory has been recorded by an itsy-bitsy difference, it might spark concern under Redmond’s roof. After all, nobody uses their mobile operating system. Also, Google pushed the Android O developer preview almost a week ago.
The internet usage share calculated by StatCounter combines various hardware platforms including laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen labeled Android’s victory as a milestone in technology history which also marks the end of Microsoft’s worldwide leadership which they have held since the 1980s.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht
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