It seems as if Android has finally overcome Windows when it comes to accessing Internet, as according to Internet usage statistics shared by StatCounter, an independent Web analytics company, the number of users accessing the Internet via Android is higher than those accessing Internet via Windows.
The statics shows that global Internet OS market share of Android was 37.93%, the highest. The company said that this market share put Android just ahead of Windows that was at 37.91%. The stats are of total Internet usage that is, across desktop, laptops, mobiles, etc.
“This is a milestone in technology history and the end of an era,” Aodhan Cullen, CEO at StatCounter said in its release. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held since the 1980s. It also represents a breakthrough for Android which held just 2.4 percent of global internet usage share only five years ago,” he said.
Some key factors in the in the increase in market share of Android are, as stated by Cullen, a decline of PC for Internet Usage, increase in the supply of smartphones and impact of Asia.
Mobiles have become easily accessible and are more affordable than PCs. So it is no surprise that Android is steadily becoming the more preferred choice for Internet Usage than Windows. Some other reason for decreased popularity of Windows may be the complicated process of accessing the Internet and the fact that it isn’t portable.