For years, Windows on desktops and laptops was the leading platform for accessing and using the internet but a recent report from web analytics company StatCounter has revealed that Android has now overtaken Windows as the most used operating system for internet usage.
The report states that in March 2017, Android users represented 37.93 percent of activity on StatCounter’s network while Windows users only accounted for 37.91 percent. While the gape is small, it’s still a turning point that could escalate further in the coming months.
It must be noted though that the report accounts for internet usage instead of number of users so there still may be more Windows users than Android users. But due to the mobile devices being much easier to access, Android is definitely starting to take over when it comes to usage.
Statcounter’s report comes from monitoring over 2.5 million websites, which they claim generate over 15 billion monthly page views, from March 2012 to March 2017. The report tracks the gradual rise of Android and the decline of Windows as the operating system of choice for internet use.