0
Broadband

Android to overtake Windows as top OS for accessing internet

Wednesday 8 March 2017 | 14:15 CET | News
Google's Android is set to overtake Microsoft Windows as the world's most popular operating system (OS) in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined, according to the latest data from Statcounter. Describing the imminent milestone as "unthinkable five years ago", the data revealed that Android was within striking distance of Windows in February 2017, with a 37.4 percent share of the internet usage market, compared to 38.6 percent for Microsoft's OS. In January 2012 Windows held 82 percent of global internet usage share compared to just 2.2 percent for

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: Google / Microsoft
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

'End of an era': Android overtakes Windows as top online OS

Published 04 Apr 2017 10:36 CET | World
Google's Android has finally overtaken Microsoft Windows as the world's most popular operating system (OS) for accessing the ...

Mobile internet exceeds PC use for first time in October

Published 01 Nov 2016 15:14 CET | World
Internet usage over mobile and tablet devices exceeded desktop usage worldwide for the first time in October, according to web ...

Windows 10 takes 10% of French OS market share - Microsoft

Published 04 Sep 2015 22:46 CET | France
Windows 10 has been installed some 3 million times in France as of the start of September, Microsoft France announced. Based on ...

Yahoo gains more US search share in January

Published 02 Feb 2015 21:25 CET | United States
January saw Yahoo further increase the gain it made in US search share last month, according to new data from StatCounter. Google ...

UC Browser hits 100 mln daily active users

Published 16 Jan 2015 11:14 CET | India
Alibaba UC Mobile Business Group has announced that its UC Browser has reached 100 million daily active users in December 2014. ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

24 Nov SD-WAN & SASE Summit
25 Nov Partner Communications Q3 2020
26 Nov Telekom Malaysia Q3 2020
26 Nov Axiata Q3 2020
26 Nov Megafon Q3 2020
30 Nov Zoom Video Communications Q3 2020
30 Nov NexTV Series MENA
01 Dec Hewlett Packard Enterprise fiscal Q4
01 Dec NGON & DCI World
02 Dec FTTH Conference
02 Dec Microsoft AGM
02 Dec Telia EGM
::: More Calendar Items