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Windows 8 overtake Android web presence in less than 10 days

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Nazmus Shakib Khandaker    436

Microsoft News reports that in less than 10 days since Windows 8's launch, the OS has overtaken Android in website traffic. The stats come from the well recognized StatCounter. The graphic below displays this trend, showing traffic from devices running Windows 8 and the Android operating system.

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It appears that Windows 8 is having a great start. And folks, this is no Windows Vista. What do you think?

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http://microsoft-new...s-than-10-days/

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simrat    483

Only MS employees are using this or MS paid statcounter. This cant be true.

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On topic : Windows 8 is indeed fast and great, it takes time to get used to, but still faster than 7 ever was. (Y)

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bjoswald    210

I took the plunge and upgraded. I hated Windows 8 at first but now I love it.

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giantpotato    296

Are there any stats for Windows RT?

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Javik    4,038

It appears to me that you're looking at deliberately skewed statistics and assuming that they mean more than they do. Look at the same figures for markets where they actually compete like tablets and I wager the stats would look a bit different.

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Phouchg    2,050

That comparing stats of desktop OS vs mobile OS is bag-of-hammers dumb sensationalist bullshyte, at least well until Surface Pro and Pro tablets appear en masse. Windows RT, on the other hand...

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Active.    1,585
folks, this is no Windows Vista.

Clearly.

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Nazmus Shakib Khandaker    436

Indeed you may ask why one would compare a desktop OS and a mobile OS. It's a valid question until you realize that regardless of the form factor of the device, the OS is the same. This implies a huge developer opportunity. Remember, the Windows Store isn't limited to tablets. These huge amounts of de3sktop PCs and laptops also have access to the Windows Store. This is huge for developers' reach. With relatively few apps and a massive userbase, there isn't a better time to develop Windows 8 apps.

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Javik    4,038

Actually, no it isn't. Android isn't designed to be used on desktops, full stop. What a product is marketed for is very important, and if you compared like for like and only looked at tablets I'd wager the figures would be different. The argument that you're making would be something akin to telling a person looking for a corporate jet for their small business that they'd be better off with a Boeing 737 because it sells in such big numbers.

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Phouchg    2,050

Well, I thought this thread was about statistics not "developers, developers" dance. Now I'm afraid this thread is bound to turn into another "OMG ITS FULL OF STARS" vs "I HAAATE WIN8 THEREFORE YOU SHOULD TOO" :(

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Colin McGregor    569

its funny cause there was people that thought win8 would fail.

On a side note most of vistas crashes were due to bad drivers thanks to NVidia. So you wanna blame someone for vista blame them. It worked perfect for me when I used it.

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Phouchg    2,050

Of course, Windows 8 sells like hot cakes. I've already installed a good number of machines just because an ad "Woo woo - new Windows 8 is out" is on our company's front page... ok, well, like, ten - it's a small company. But guess what - just one Windows 7 install since then.

The fun will begin when people start calling "why did you folks install an iPad in my new shiny gaming rig?". Though I'm still waiting for a single complaint, with the hope diminishing each day.

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firey    3,814

Right.. because everyone searches for Android... I have never once done a search for android.. and I own an Android Device. I've searched Win8 more than Android.. and I have 0 intention of using 8... so a few searches for something means nothing.. it's how well it sells and if it can take out the competition (which I can't see happening).

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pes2013    85

Rename the thread Windows 8 overtake Linux web presence in less than 10 days and Ill tell you that is false :)

And I have my doubts even about Android...

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vcfan    2,338

wait... WHAT??? people were bitching that windows 8 is a tablet and mobile only OS,and nobody is going to use it on the desktop.

then these stats come out and now all of a sudden, you cant compare apples to oranges because windows 8 is a desktop OS?

that is the funniest thing I've heard.

guess what? windows 8 is a damn success and all you haters have no more excuses. the market is speaking and you guys are acting like babies.

according to these stats, in less than a month, windows 8 should over take ios web presence as well.

surprise, windows 8 has arrived,and all other platforms are beginning to become irrelevant. enjoy

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spudtrooper    335

Right.. because everyone searches for Android... I have never once done a search for android.. and I own an Android Device. I've searched Win8 more than Android.. and I have 0 intention of using 8... so a few searches for something means nothing.. it's how well it sells and if it can take out the competition (which I can't see happening).

This isn't search comparison, this is Operating System comparison as tracked by statcounter tracked websites.

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firey    3,814

This isn't search comparison, this is Operating System comparison as tracked by statcounter tracked websites.

Okay fair enough. But still isn't it kind of strange to compare an OS on multiple platforms (Desktop, Netbooks, Tablets, Mobile, etc) with an OS On just Tablets and Mobile? I mean theres 2 other markets completely, running Windows 8 that Android doesn't run on :/

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thealexweb    203

Are there any stats for Windows RT?

I would like to see these too

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Lord Method Man    1,613

Okay fair enough. But still isn't it kind of strange to compare an OS on multiple platforms (Desktop, Netbooks, Tablets, Mobile, etc) with an OS On just Tablets and Mobile? I mean theres 2 other markets completely, running Windows 8 that Android doesn't run on :/

The point of the graph is to show that after two weeks Windows 8 already has a larger presence than a platform that supposedly is running on 600+ million devices worldwide.

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Javik    4,038

surprise, windows 8 has arrived,and all other platforms are beginning to become irrelevant. enjoy

3/4 of a million Android device activations per day, iPhones still selling by the bucketload. Yeah, they're so irrelevant :laugh:

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vcfan    2,338

3/4 of a million Android device activations per day, iPhones still selling by the bucketload. Yeah, they're so irrelevant :laugh:

most android phones sold are basically dumbphones that are given away for free that cant run anything worthwhile,and these studies prove it. windows 8 is about to over take ios in web presence in a month,and we all know these ios devices are made to browse the web. All this and windows 8 hasn't been released for 2 weeks yet. What does that tell you?

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Phouchg    2,050

The number of Windows 7 computers (some of them tablets, I might add) on the web and off it at the moment beats all other systems combined. What does that tell you, mouthpiece?

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neufuse    3,225

bad comparison android isn't a desktop OS and how would you differentiate windows 8 desktop from windows 8 tablets if you just call it "windows 8"

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vcfan    2,338

The number of Windows 7 computers (some of them tablets, I might add) on the web and off it at the moment beats all other systems combined. What does that tell you, mouthpiece?

when was android released? when was ios released? when was windows 7 released?

all years ago

when was windows 8 released? less than 2 weeks ago.

when did windows 8 destroy android in web presence? in 3 days

when will windows 8 destroy ios web presence? in 30 days

when will windows 8 destroy windows 7 in web presence? who knows but windows 8 is doing better at launch than windows 7 did,and windows 7 sold over 700 million copies in 2 years.

what did some delusional folks say before windows 8 was released? that it would be a massive failure,and that nobody would want anything to do with it,and that its going to be the laughing stock of the tech industry. that it was a mobile OS and useless on the desktop. that its made only for touch. that the colors seem childish.

what did these same people say when they started knowing the windows 8 is running a train on everything else? oh its all of a sudden a desktop OS and you cant compare it to mobile. LOL

again, enjoy windows 8 :)

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Stoffel    1,810

I agree with vcfan, a few weeks ago a lot of the detractors where still saying Win8 is a mobile OS, should not be on desktops, blablabla

now when they make a comparison to a mobile OS, it's not fair because Win8 is after all a desktop OS

Make up your minds people, and just admit you were wrong, Win8 will is great and will be a succes

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Phouchg    2,050

This is the kind of people that makes me think world needs another holocaust or two. Same bullsh*t in every thread and feeling like some big goddamn heroes, too. Who the f* said anything about not enjoying Windows 8 so as to warrant that kind of dumb comments!

It's patently obvious that it is replacing Windows 7, because for the moment the only way Windows 8 can be sold is by being installed on desktop computers (in the buzzworded post-PC era, hurr durr). Because there are no mobile Windows 8 devices at the moment at all. Windows RT, on the other hand, is solely for mobile devices and will not see being installed on desktop computers ever.

Windows 8 is desktop OS. Always has been, always will be. What folks were telling to your thick heads is that it's made to look like mobile OS, to reduce the interface gap between form factors, to unify experience. What effect it has had - to each their own. It's exactly why I don't read these threads - because nobody does, simply feeling obligated to either agree with one side or the other depending on the overall "like" or "don't".

Now the statistic in question does not differentiate between Windows 8 and Windows RT (does it even include RT at all?). They are made to look the same, but they are not the same thing, and that's what this thread was meant to be about before you all took over with senseless yammering about how Windows 8 is the Golden Obama Jesus The Third The Mighty.

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