Microsoft's Windows has held the crown of being the most-used operating system in the world for over two decades. But its reign has come to an end as Google's Android has trumped its rival OS.
This is reportedly Microsoft's new 'Surface Pro' tablet
According to numbers by Strategy Analytics, the tablet market went down 9% with vendors such as Apple, Samsung witnessing double digit declines in FY16. Windows tablets, on the other hand, grew 19%.
According to the latest hardware statistics report released by Valve, Windows 10 is being used by 48.95% of Steam gamers in the world. Usage for all other iterations of the OS has declined.
Latest numbers from Strategy Analytics have revealed that Android has improved upon its already dominant position in India, and now controls 97 percent of the world's third largest smartphone market.
Data acquired by StatCounter suggests that usage share for Firefox globally surpassed Internet Explorer for the first time. In spite of this feat, Google Chrome remains the dominant browser.
Internet Explorer has lost its top spot to Google's Chrome. Internet Explorer has been declining heavily for the past few months while Chrome's usage grew. Firefox also fell into single digits.
A new study examines the relationship between piracy and operating system usage. Interestingly, piracy actually helps Microsoft retain more Windows users as it stops them moving to Linux.
Microsoft's Surface range is struggling even against the iPad Pro despite the detachable tablet market seeing significant growth as consumers look to replace their PCs with tablets packing more power.
Apple has lost over $160 billion off of their stocks - more than the top 477 companies in Standard & Poor's 500 are worth. Are smartphones facing troubling times?
Microsoft's Edge browser is a world of difference from the previous iteration of Internet Explorer. Despite improvements, the browser is still losing users to the competition.
A pair of analysts reveal the current state of Windows tablet adoption and point toward a steady and meaningful increase of marketshare for Microsoft's OS over the next few years.
According to the latest data from comScore, 2.9% of smartphone-owners in the U.S use Windows Phones, consistent with last month's marketshare, while Android and iOS lead the race by a long margin.
Microsoft's Windows 10 is now installed on more than 53 million machines, and StatCounter is reporting that as of last week, the OS had taken nearly 5% of the market, which is a big win for the OS.
The latest data shows interesting trends in the US, where the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 has picked up steam. Unfortunately, Apple is still going strong in Europe where Android lost market share.
The latest data shows that Samsung's new flagship devices were off to a slow start on the market, while Apple keeps gaining market share. However that trend might have already changed.
Despite numerous issues with the ecosystem as a whole, Microsoft's Windows Phone managed to hold its own and actually grow faster than Android across some big European countries.
The latest data shows that Windows Phone is doing surprisingly well in the EU where it holds around 10% market share, but the OS is still struggling in many other markets, including the US.
Apple's new, larger iPhones have proven to be a major hit in Asian markets and have propelled the company both in terms of sales and marketshare. Meanwhile Samsung has seen its share sliced.
The iPhone 6 launch was obviously successful but according to the latest data it was so great that Apple's marketshare increased by more than ten percent in the UK with smaller gains around the world.
In its latest report on the state of the smartphone market, IDC is predicting that Windows Phone will see strong sales increases over the next few years alongside the rest of the market players.
Microsoft's outdated OS, Windows XP is continuing its steep decline and during the month of October it dropped roughly 4% while Windows 8 climbed steadily during the same time period.
Latest survey numbers from ComScore have revealed a slight increase in Windows Phone marketshare, while Apple has seen a minor dip during the months of June to September.
We take a look at the latest data on Microsoft's mobile ecosystem to note that the Lumia 630 is a success and is quickly becoming the top selling Windows Phone around the world.
Looking at the data, we see Internet Explorer is still the leading browser around the world, by a wide margin. But this is isn't exactly in Microsoft's favor as the newest version is still struggling.
Taking a look at the latest report we see that Windows Phone is still strong in the low-end of the market with the recently launched Lumia 630 model doing well across the board.
Apple has long held the number one spot in sales, but the release of the Galaxy S5 and its variants meant that Samsung's market share of LTE smartphones in Q2 2014 greatly surpassed Apple's.
Windows Phone hasn't been doing that great recently when it comes to marketshare. But that's not the full story and there are some indications that Windows Phone is actually about to go big!
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has managed to topple Samsung as the top smartphone vendor in its home country owing to aggressively priced, well-designed smartphones and social media marketing.
The latest report from AdDuplex shows that the sales of mid and low-end Lumias has finally slowed down. New OEMs and new devices are joining the market, while Windows Phone 8.1 adoption is growing.
Microsoft wants its Windows Phone platform to become the number one mobile OS when it comes to enterprise. The company is confident it can reach that goal in certain markets by next year.
Ahead of tomorrow's Surface event, we take a look at what the current Windows 8 tablet market looks like. There's no doubt that Microsoft hopes this picture will change in the very near future.
Statistics from Netcraft have revealed that Microsoft's IIS web server is closing in on Apache's lead in overall market share of web servers but still has a long way to go among active websites.
The latest reports show Windows Phone is doing well in terms of sales. Its numbers have doubled when compared to last year but Microsoft's platform is still lagging far behind Android and iOS.
The latest report from Kantar clearly shows the winners and losers of 2013 in terms of smartphone marketshare. Microsoft's Windows Phone and Google's Android have seen much growth at others' expense.
It was one year ago today that Windows 8 was released to manufacturing amid heavy criticism and high hopes. Now we take a look back and see where the OS has succeeded and where it has failed.
As promised, we now have the full report from AdDuplex. the data shows that the Lumia 520 is the uncontested winner in the Windows Phone ecosystem and that low-end devices are the way forward.
According to the latest data from StatCounter Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. Google said as much back at I/o when they announced that Chrome had over 750 million users.
Windows Phone and iOS surprise as they show accelerated growth ahead of Android in the crucial US market. Kantar report paints a positive picture for Windows Phone acceptance. Third place secured?
Garner has published their report on global handset sales for the first quarter of 2013. Android owns the market with 75% while Windows Phone accounts for 3%. Apple is still in second place at 18%.
The full report from AdDuplex is almost out and it shows a very interesting picture: low-end devices are selling well and they are fueling the growth of Windows Phone 8 with Nokia leading the charge.
Nokia and Microsoft are focusing on the lower end of the market with devices like the Lumia 521. This strategy seems to be working and it might bring higher marketshare to these companies.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has seen a boost in OS adoption after Google changed the algorithm by which they judge marketshare numbers. The increased share is a good sign, but Gingerbread 2.3 still rules.
According to the latest data, Microsoft's mobile operating system is growing quite rapidly in the US, even faster than Android. The OS now stands firmly in third place above Blackberry.
The latest data from Adduplex shows Nokia is still leading in the Windows Phone ecosystem and will continue to do so thanks to its middle and low-end offerings that have been selling quite well.
Windows Phone has been slowly adding users to its ranks. What's perhaps surprising is that most of its users aren't from English speaking countries and prefer localized versions of the OS.
A report by the Wall Street Journal has outlined anxiety within Google regarding Samsung's massive marketshare within Android, causing many at Google to wonder where Samsung is headed.
According to a new report from Kantar, Windows Phone is shipping significant volume in the UK. This info shows that a significant part of Microsoft's new customers come from rival companies.
Microsoft and its partners have plenty to celebrate as the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel shows Windows Phone marketshare had doubled in Europe by the end of 2012.
A new reports shows that Windows Phone has been steadily gaining marketshare across most regions. Europe seems to be leading the #switch while the US is lagging behind with only marginal increases.
A new analyst's report suggests that Windows 8 won't start to have a major impact on device marketshare until at least 2016, although it will keep Microsoft's share from sinking any further.