Google’s Android platform has many accolades attached to it, but it might add another one in the near future. Recent studies show that Android is about to take over from Microsoft as the most used operating system when it comes to accessing the internet.
Currently Microsoft is in the lead with its Windows OS, which means that most people around the world use Windows devices to connect to the internet. Google is in a solid second spot, but it has closed in aggressively over the past years, and it might make a move on that first position sooner that people anticipate.
Here’s the scoop on the latest analytics
The report comes from StatCounter, which is an independent company that specializes in analytics. According to them, the 38.6% to 37.4% lead that Microsoft has via Windows might get evaporated due to the poor performances and decay in popularity of Windows Mobile. Windows Mobile is also taken into consideration when it comes to Microsoft’s market shares, and if the platform sinks any deeper, Google could get the rest of the percentage it needs to beat Windows.
Mobile is taking over
This was expected to become status quo at some point, given the rapid advances made by mobile technology and how the entire popular culture is shifting towards mobile solutions. Device manufacturers and software developers alike are investing a lot in the mobile scene, and users’ interest in mobile devices makes Google’s Android a much more appreciated means of getting around on the internet.
About 5 years ago, Windows had control over more than 80% of the market share in this respect, just to put thing into perspective.
The upcoming months should see Android surpass Microsoft’s Windows and become the leading platform in internet browsing popularity. Even though it will be losing the top position, Windows will still hold a firm second, as desktop and laptop computers are still relevant today.
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