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Most popular operating systems for smartphones and PCs

The latest data from NetMarketShare shows that Windows 7’s market share is declining, but it is still the most popular desktop operating system. The October 2017 statistics also revealed that iOS and Android 6.0 remain the most widely-used mobile operating systems – with more devices moving to Android 7.0. Mobile OS numbers show that Android is more popular than iOS, followed by Windows Phone in third.

NetMarketShare does not provide iOS version information, but statistics from Mixpanel[1] show iOS 11 comfortably ahead of iOS 10 – with 63.10% market share.

30.54% of iPhone users use iOS 10, while 5.86% use older operating system versions.

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

Desktop Operating Systems

Desktop OS Share
Windows 7 46.63%
Windows 10 29.26%
Windows XP 6.47%
Windows 8.1 5.97%
Mac OS X 10.12 3.34%
Linux 2.98%
Windows 8 1.40%
Mac OS X 10.11 1.10%
Mac OS X 10.10 0.75%
Mac OS X 10.13 0.57%
Windows NT 0.56%

Mobile Operating Systems

Mobile OS Share – Total
Mobile OS Share – Version
Android 66.74%
iOS 31.46%
Windows Phone 0.73%
Symbian 0.50%
Java ME 0.37%
BlackBerry 0.17%
iPhone 21.65%
Android 6.0 20.17%
Android 7.0 12.41%
Android 5.1 11.62%
iPad 9.77%
Android 4.4 9.31%
Android 5.0 4.16%
Android 7.1 2.10%
Android 2.07%
Android 4.2 1.87%
Android 4.1 1.31%
Android 4.0 0.61%
Android 4.3 0.60%
Symbian 0.50%
Windows Phone 8.1 0.41%

Now read: iOS 11.1 released – All the details[2]

References

  1. ^ Mixpanel (mixpanel.com)
  2. ^ iOS 11.1 released – All the details (mybroadband.co.za)

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