Six months after the launch of Windows 8, at least one research firm claimed Microsoft"s latest operating system is only being used on 4.69 percent of all PCs worldwide. Now a new report claims Microsoft"s Surface RT tablet still leads among those devices that are currently running Windows 8 or RT.
AdDuplex, a Windows and Windows Phone advertising company, posted their monthly look at Windows 8/RT models on its blog site this weekend. Their stats come from the 226 Modern apps that are currently running on the AdDuplex SDK, with the data itself collected on April 26, the sixth-month anniversary of the Windows 8 launch and the release of Surface RT.
The new data shows that the Surface RT is being used by 6.2 percent of all Windows 8/RT owners worldwide, well ahead of the second place hardware device, the HP Pavilion G6. Three of the top 10 Windows 8/RT devices are using a touchscreen, with the Asus VivoBook and the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T being the other two besides the Surface RT.
Microsoft"s Surface Pro PC is number 23 on the list, according to the AdDuplex blog. So far Microsoft is only selling the Surface Pro in the U.S., Canada and China, but the company plans to launch the Windows 8 Pro tablet in many more countries around the world by the end of June.
Source: AdDuplex | Image via AdDuplex