Gartner includes Macs (running mac OS) in PC sales numbers (but not e.g.
i Pads and Androids), and they individually had a slight increase in sales in 2015.
The usage share of operating systems is an estimate of the percentage of computing devices that run each operating system at any particular time.
This also approximates to the market share of those operating systems.
for the first time (with China's use at 328 million, which Google Play doesn't serve or track, and US's second at 156 million).
At the end of the year because of cheap tablets – not counted by all analysts – that goal was met (even excluding cumulative sales of previous years) as: Sales quintupled to an expected 1 billion units worldwide this year, from 216 million units in 2014, according to projections from the Envisioneering Group.
which is their decline, based on absolute number of units, that underestimates the relative decline (with the market increasing), along with the misleading "1.7 percent [point]" decline.
But as you can see, there are three big personal computing platforms. Samsung's smartphones) had been explained to be "killing" Apple's i OS market share (i.e.Most desktop and laptop computers still use Microsoft Windows, while virtually all supercomputers use Linux and have done for over a decade.Among server computers, there is more diversity with Linux and Windows Server most popular, and many fewer mainframe OSs.All other operating systems are down, with i OS losing 1.7 percent [..] OK, so i OS is losing ground, but Apple is still the biggest smartphone vendor, right? Samsung takes that crown, with a global market share of 22.3 percent.Apple is languishing in second with 12.9 percent [..] I think it's fair to declare Android the winner in the mobile operating wars at this point.Android is the highest ranked OS in most countries of the world.When Android's is added to the usage shares of other mobile operating systems such as Apple's, in late 2016 the world became smartphone-majority.Different categories of computers use a wide variety of operating systems (OSs).Windows gained the majority usage share in the 1990s on desktop computers, or personal computers (PCs), the type of computer that was then taking over.Android has over half the usage share across all platforms in the two biggest and most populous continents, Africa Since 2013, devices running Android have been selling more than Windows, i OS and mac OS devices combined.Android has therefore become the most popular operating system on smartphones, while i OS is more common on tablets.