The most popular operating systems for smartphones and PCs

The latest stats from NetMarketShare[1] show that Windows 7 is still the most popular desktop operating system, but Windows 10 is catching up.

The November 2017 statistics also revealed that Android 6.0 and Android 7.0 are the most widely-used mobile operating systems – with iOS 11 close behind. iOS 11 is ahead of iOS 10, with iOS 11.1 and iOS 11.0 boasting market share of 10.98% and 9.75% respectively.

5.27% of users have iOS 10.3 installed, while 2.17% use iOS 10.2.

The most popular operating systems on desktop and mobile for November 2017 are detailed below.

Desktop Operating Systems

Desktop OS Share
Windows 7 43.12%
Windows 10 31.95%
Windows 8.1 5.97%
Windows XP 5.73%
Mac OS X 10.12 3.87%
Mac OS X 10.13 2.18%
Linux 1.64%
Mac OS X 10.11 1.51%
Windows 8 1.20%
Mac OS X 10.10 0.97%

Mobile Operating Systems

Mobile OS Share – Total
Mobile OS Share – Version
Android 68.86%
iOS 30.25%
Unknown 0.25%
Series 40 0.24%
Windows Phone 0.19%
RIM 0.12%
Android 7.0 20.59%
Android 6.0 20.09%
iOS 11.1 10.98%
Android 5.1 10.08%
iOS 11.0 9.75%
Android 7.1 5.93%
iOS 10.3 5.27%
Android 4.4 4.80%
Android 5.0 2.98%
iOS 10.2 2.17%

Now read: iOS 11.2 released – All the details[2]

References

  1. ^ NetMarketShare (netmarketshare.com)
  2. ^ iOS 11.2 released – All the details (mybroadband.co.za)

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