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OMG! Android/Linux Is The Most Popular OS In India

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OMG! Android/Linux Is The Most Popular OS In India

The world should hear that the number one OS for page-views in India is now Android/Linux. Thanks Google, Samsung and all the others that helped this happen. India is being freed from monopoly by Free/Libre Open Source Software and ARMed personal computers.

India gets the concept of small cheap computers running FLOSS:

The world should hear that we don’t have to depend on the Wintel monopoly to get things done. A combination of small cheap computers and FLOSS will do the job.

See StatCounter: Top 8 Desktop, Mobile & Tablet Operating Systems in India from Q1 2012 to Q1 2014.

6 Comments

  1. Robert Pogson

    wolfgang wrote, “none of that counted for share”.

    Yep. A sample of page-views from unknown sites is not a good representative of the universe of clicks/links. Google and ISPs probably have a better handle on this kind of thing but they are not talking and even they don’t know how many clients are behind the firewalls of the world. I don’t even know whether they will sell this information for money.

  2. wolfgang

    …people are buying Android and not using…

    not not using, just not counting. my nexus used a lot for Netflix, hulu, email, gps, and E*trade, but none of that counted for share. same with apple I’m sure.

  3. Robert Pogson

    Mats Hagglund wrote, “StatCounter showing: 19.86% (Q1) and 22.57%. Just ridiculous claim that people are buying Android-tablets and not using them much.”

    Again, I think that’s the installed base thing. There are lots of legacy PCs churning away for years and the new Android/Linux tablets are just a few fish thrown into the lake. The web-stats are a lagging indicator of shipments/sales. The pressure is on however. Wintel has nowhere to go but down. Too bad the client division wasn’t a separate stock…

  4. Mats Hagglund

    StatCounter tablet statistics are too just nonsense. Take a look at “change” in 2013 when Android got 65% market share Q2, Q3 and Q4 (and 50% excluding whitebox tablets).

    http://gs.statcounter.com/#tablet-os-ww-quarterly-201201-201401

    StatCounter showing: 19.86% (Q1) and 22.57%. Just ridiculous claim that people are buying Android-tablets and not using them much. However just last week i found that big sale company in Finland gave Samsung tablets to all their sales representatives and technicians. Android-tablets are made also for real work.

  5. JD

    My guess is the “Unknown” and “Samsung” are dumb phones with a browser. India still has a lot of these around as they are really cheap.

  6. Mats Hagglund

    These numbers are interesting. If you take a look at market share of both XP and Windows 7 you got an idea that 34% of all data are coming from browsing by pc (66% for mobiles+tablet).

    But how to explain this one:

    Android: 54,5% of tablets and 34,97% of mobiles =smartphone?). Together 35,29% (smartphone+tablet). Giving 1:60 rate of tablet vs. smartphone. That suggests that iPhone got some 1,2% market share of smartphones because iPad took 43,31% of tablets and iOS total 1,95% of mobiles (smartphone+tablet).

    So iOS got 1,95% of mobiles it took ~1,3% of whole share of mobiles/non-mobiles and Mac 1,57% of PC = 0,53% of all. Total share of iOS/Mac OSX =~ 1,9% (or even less).

    There are lots of “holes” with those “unknown” and “other” when taking a look at mobiles/tablets. They are not iPad, iPhone, Windows Phones and Windows tablets. What are they? They are almost enterily Linux/Android Linux devices.

    What’s that OS called “Samsung”?

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