Android’s OS is most popular in terms of Internet usage across according to a web analytics firm StarCounter. The operating system from Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google has overtaken Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows given that it is now available in a number of devices the likes of desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile combined. It obtained 37.93% of Android’s worldwide market share in March, which was above the 37.91% for Windows.
Commenting on Google’s achievement, StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen said, “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held since the 1980s.”
Google’s milestone represents a major advancement for Android
The difference between Android and Windows is indeed a very close deal breaker. However, it is so significant for Android given that it is the first time it is overtaking Microsoft on the OS front. Five years ago, Android held just 2.4% of global internet usage share, thus, this is a noteworthy achievement.
Apparently, Android has got a strong foothold in Asian market thanks to its 52.2% market share against Microsoft’s 29.2%. On the other hand, Windows to have won big in the European market with 51.7% share against 26.6% for Android.
What next for Microsoft?
Surprisingly, at the time when Microsoft Windows’s market share began experiencing a decline, Android saw a rise in its market share. According to Cullen, the tech giant is likely to experience difficulties in pulling through the mobile inroads. However, it may have an opportunity in the next paradigm shift, which is expected to be the Artificial Intelligence Voice or Continuum.
Nonetheless, it seems like the tables are completely turned opposite even for Apple. The iPhone maker slid to fifth place of the market share in the competition against Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo. The homegrown Android-based Smartphone manufacturers have made it to the top in their different segments.
In all their devices, it is easy to spot decent and top-notch specifications. For a while now they continued to hold onto market dominance. In the meantime, Alphabet’s stock was trading at $856.75 witnessing an increase of $8.95 or 1.06%.