One can hardly argue that mobile browsing is just as important, if not more, as desktops. A good reminder of that came from the company StatCounter, which claimed that Android has beaten Windows when it comes to being the most used system to browse.
During March, Android users made up almost 37.93% of the network versus Windows’ 37.91%. It’s not a big gap by any means, but it’s a tipping point all the same.
The increase in the use of Android has been showing for some time now. While Windows is an unquestionable leader when it comes to desktop surfing, worldwide PC sales have been slowly declining in the last few years, in contrast to the rise of mobile devices’ sales.
As for Apple, it seems that it is still in a tie for the users’ number with Android, at least in the Western countries. However, an influx of Android consumers from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East are slowly tipping the scales towards Android here as well.
The latest App Annie report claimed that iOS accounted for 25 billion of 90 billion app downloads in 2016, with Android taking the rest of them. App Annie further predicts that 2017 could be the year that Android overtakes Apple for the first time.