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.
The OS is coming into its own by becoming the most-used desktop OS in most of developed countries. But, it still lags behind Windows 7 in developing countries like India and Brazil.
After almost a year of Windows 10's release, the OS has steadily grown in popularity. With this, according to StatCounter, Windows 10 is now the most used desktop operating system in North America.
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.
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.
StatCounter's numbers claim that there is one global territory where the OS market share of Windows 8 is far higher than anywhere else, in the small island territory of New Zealand called Tokelau.
Numbers from StatCounter claim that Windows XP is still the most used operating system in eight countries and territories around the world, including China and Vietnam.
The debate on whether Chrome or IE is the most used web browser continues, thanks to new data from rival research firms StatCounter and Net Applications.
New numbers from StatCounter claim that, six months after the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft's latest OS is installed and used on 4.69 percent of all PCs worldwide.
Data from the StatCounter service shows that Windows 8 is currently installed on 3.77 percent of all PCs that the service monitors, compared to 2.34 percent from the beginning of 2013.
Neowin has received information from StatCounter which seems to show Windows 8's adoption rate below that of Windows 7 in its first month, and suggests Hurricane Sandy could be to blame.
StatCounter and Net Applications still can't agree if Google's Chrome web browser is indeed ahead of Microsoft's Internet Explorer in web browser market share.
A new projection of figures supplied by StatCounter shows that Microsoft's Windows Phone OS could overtake Research in Motion's Blackberry operating system in the US market sometime this fall.
StatCounter has published its monthly statistics for July and shows that Chrome continues to climb while Firefox and IE are continuing their decline in market share. Make the jump to learn more.
New data from StatCounter suggests that the massive user growth for Google's Chrome browser has now reach a plateau while Microsoft's Internet Explorer fall has slowed.
New data from StatCounter claims that Windows 7 is now installed on 50.2 percent of all PCs worldwide, but Net Applications still shows Windows XP with a slight lead.
StatCounter posted up a recent blog entry which went into heavy detail about how how it feels its web browser statistics are better than Net Applications, which are favored by Microsoft for IE stats.
For the first time in many years, Internet Explorer has lost its majority crown for worldwide browser market share, falling to Google Chrome by the smallest of margins in the past week
New statistics from StatCounter claim that the most popular screen resolution for PC monitors is now 1366x768 as it has overtaken 1024x768 for the first time since stats were first recorded in 2009.
StatCounter is disputing Microsoft's recent Internet Explorer post where it says it prefers Net Applications' stats method, with StatsCounter calling Microsoft's article "somewhat one-sided."
In a new blog post, Microsoft has confirmed that it prefers the techniques that Net Applications uses to track web browser market share over its rival StatCounter.
The site statistic service StatCounter claims that Google's Chrome 15 web browser has now pushed ahead of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 as the world's most popular web browser.