Android has become the world’s most popular operating system long time ago but it wasn’t topping any major charts ever since, until today. Android has just beat Microsoft’s Windows operating system and it now enjoys the sweet number one spot in terms of internet usage.
Android has grown a lot in the last few years thanks to the advanced technology, faster processors and advanced operating systems like Android. The Google made operating system has improved a lot in the last 3 years in terms of design, functionalities, efficiency and performance. Android has also become a powerhouse powering smartwatches, TVs, tablets and even cars. Who knows what else is there to be invented, it could likely run Android OS in the future.
Back on topic, Android has topped the worldwide OS internet usage market share with 37.93% that put’s it ahead of Windows’ 37.91%. This is the first for Android to surpass such charts, this is surely a great success for the Android creators and Google.
“This is a milestone in technology history and the end of an era,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held since the 1980s. It also represents a major breakthrough for Android which held just 2.4% of global internet usage share only five years ago.” – Statcounter
The chart above clearly represents the growth of Android and the decrease of Windows OS. As the technology and the spread of Android smartphones have started to increase, become cheaper and better in the past 5 years, it has started to increase rapidly.
This however doesn’t mean that the internet usage is high in every western countries, in fact – it’s the opposite!
As you can see on the map above, it shows the Internet Usage on a global scale. You would’ve thought that the western population is going to be shown in green but not exactly. It’s the constantly developing countries who are shaded green and use the internet the most on their Android devices. These developing countries rely on the easily available Android powered devices more than anyone, it helps them manage their important things online, do transactions, calls, browse the web and so on.
The US and most European countries still strictly rely on Windows to manage their every day lives and for doing business. We expect all of this to change in the next 2-3 years and see many European countries shown green on the map and perhaps a few states from the US. South America is also subject to change in the next few years as the population will surely get newer and better smartphones onto their market.
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