Windows loses the first position as most popular OS to access Internet
Windows is still a dominant force in the Desktop market
While the PC market, which is Microsoft’s strongest ground, has been declining for years, Android continued to rise in popularity boosted by hundreds of vendors producing cheap mobile devices. For many users, especially in the developing countries, these devices are not just phones but the main devices to browse the Internet. At the same time, Microsoft is virtually no existent in this mobile market after phasing out the Lumia line before the next mobile efforts.
But the rise of Android has resulted in a historic milestone – Windows has been finally overtaken by Android as the most popular OS to browse the Internet. According to StatCounter, the mobile revolution in Asia and the popularity of Android had a strong impact on the worldwide OS market. According to the analysis, Microsoft may still have the opportunity to reverse the trend by making inroads in new markets and niches like HoloLens, AI and Continuum. At the same time, Microsoft is not in danger in the Desktop market where Redmond holds around 84% in March 2017.