According to a latest report from StatCounter, Google’s Android has topped Microsoft Windows for the first time as the most popular operating system in the world for browsing the internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined.

"Statcounter 2017 Report"

The chart above shows overall internet usage market share over the past five years. Here you can see Android topped the worldwide OS internet usage market share with 37.93%, which puts it marginally ahead of Windows (37.91%).

Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter said:

This is a milestone in technology history and the end of an era. It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held since the 1980s.  It also represents a major breakthrough for Android which held just 2.4% of global internet usage share only five years ago.”

StatCounter is a free online tool that lets administrators keep track of their web traffic much like Google Analytics. The report is based on data from 2.5 million websites around the world, which it says typically generate over 15 billion page views per month.

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