In today’s world, mobility and information go hand in hand. The world, with the advent of the Internet, is a smaller super highway where all the information you need is at the tip of your fingers. The technological revolution is at its prime as innovators continuously introduce new products and technologies to provide comfort and pleasure. It is also the stage where most people prefer to use their mobile phones to desktops. A very clear indication of that is the report published by StatCounter recently.


StatCounter, a web analytics company, published a research-based report on the internet usage for the month of March.

Its data is taken from web trackers installed on 2.5 million websites generating more than 15 billion monthly page views. In fact, StatCounter is one of the main sources for tracing the rise of Google’s Chrome browser ahead of Internet Explorer. The site revealed that for the first time, Android got the larger share of the world’s internet usage.

The report

In the month of March 2017, 37.93 percent of Android user’s activity was recorded on the stat tracker’s network. On the other hand, the Microsoft Operating System got 37.91 percent. Although the difference is minimal and the percentage is even unnecessary, it, however, marks a significant turning point. In the past two years, Microsoft has been holding the top spot.

It was only this March that Google’s Android has taken over.

Contributing factors

It is worth noting that the minimal advantage Android has over Windows is a result of many factors. Among them is the rapid growth of smartphones in accessing the Internet. In addition, the recent decline in traditional PC sales is another factor.

Moreover, the massive impact of Asia on the global arena is also one great contributing factor.

Although Android is leading, when the report is broken down among regions, in a global perspective the result is slightly different. The Europe market accounted for 51.7 percent of Windows usage. In North America, it recorded 39.5 percent, while in Asia, Google’s OS dominated, with 52.2 percent over Microsoft’s 29.3 percent.