Android/Linux In Europe, Nov 2015

Country Share of Page-views (%)
Poland 44.76
Turkey 38.02
Albania 24.94
Spain 24.46
Montenegro 22.45
Ireland 19.4
Finland 19.34
Netherlands 18.75
Macedonia 18.68
Cyprus 18.47
Bulgaria 17.46
Croatia 17.04
Andorra 17.03
Germany 16
Romania 15.81
Italy 15.28
Austria 15.17
Slovakia 14.98
Serbia 14.87
Belarus 14.53
United Kingdom 14.24
Sweden 14.05
Estonia 13.24
Slovenia 13.05
Malta 12.63
Switzerland 12.34
Greece 12.24
Gibraltar 12.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.17
France 11.75
Jersey 11.62
Moldova 11.58
Belgium 11.35
Liechtenstein 10.83
Portugal 10.65
Norway 10.2
See Top Operating Systems Per Country in Europe, Nov 2015
It’s hard to see GNU/Linux systems taking major share even in Europe where it is most popular but in small cheap computers, Android/Linux is king in Europe as in much of the world. Most of the countries in Europe are making 10% or more of their page-views from Android/Linux devices. I’m sure there is some of that share coming from folks who don’t use desktop/notebook PCs. Just the fact that many young folks have their Android/Linux smartphone bolted to their hips precludes them from needing a classical PC to get what they need, connectivity in a connected world. Many of them care nothing for a keyboard because they have flexible thumbs and sharp eyes…

I’m still wanting an ARMed desktop system because my thumbs are not flexible and my eyes aren’t that sharp. I like my aircraft-carrier keyboard and big flat screens. I thought today I would be able to buy such a beast to replace my current fire-breathing Beast but I still see most effort going into smartphones which can’t handle my needs for fast and slow storage. The CPUs are there but the RAM isn’t. I’m ready to go to 8gB RAM and no smartphone has that yet. I need to connect my SATA drives or a gigabit/s network at least. Perhaps I’ll have to wait until next year. There are motherboards that come close but they aren’t there yet.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Android/Linux In Europe, Nov 2015

  1. matchrocket says:

    I say call a spade a spade. Don’t you agree IG Foo?

  2. IGnatius T Foobar wrote, “Please avoid using terminology that calls out silly nerd turf wars.”

    Stop being a silly nerd then.

  3. Reading your blog entries is painful because you use obtuse phrases like “Android/Linux” and “GNU/Linux.” Really, the whole world calls them “Android” and “Linux.” Please avoid using terminology that calls out silly nerd turf wars.

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