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Inaccuracy for Dec 2014 numbers from StatCounter
I just looked through the StatCounter numbers from Dec 2014, which are very important because they drive the graph, and they do not jive up with what I am seeing when I click through to the Refs 4, 5, 8, and 9. The numbers I see are as follows from Ref 8 (click Download Data on page to see CSV):
Linux: 1.08%; Android: 20.62%; Other Linux (includes Chrome OS, bada, and Samsung): 0.77%: (Linux TOTAL: 22.47%)
Other (100%-numbers above): 4.86%
If no one objects, I will update the table and charts on the page. --Nasa-verve (talk) 16:39, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Bada is NOT based on Linux Kernel, it is based on Open Source forks of BSD, just like Mac OS X and iOS. So, should we be adding Bada under Linux Kernel ?
Also, as Symbian is not based on Linux anymore, should we make the "Linux - other" category into "Samsung devices" ? The Statistic 'Samsung' is probably Android, as this stat started right after the launch of the original Galaxy phone. So should we merge 'Samsung' with 'Android' ? --Ne0 (talk) 10:53, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
"Android has the largest installed base of all general-purpose operating systems" Where are the reference numbers to back such statement? From the rough data I could gather, by 2015, Windows should still lead the installed base with about 1.8 billion units in use (with more than 90% of market share in the desktop market), while Android should be at about 1.7 billion units . If that claim cannot be backed by data, it should be either removed or changed to indicate that the biggest installed base is not currently accurately known between Android and Windows. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dockimbel (talk • contribs) 05:24, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
For the largest Install base citation, we can look at device shipment: , or add up install base: . And as per IDC, the reference for your Computer estimate(Worldometers), 7-12 inch devices are Personal Computers, and NO-where does it say "Windows". Also, Android is now the most popular OS on weekends, and will soon become the most popular OS over all. I'm guessing that includes Android, as well as Android TV, Android Wear, and Android Auto. --Ne0 (talk) 18:35, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
It's nice to get up to date figures, but there's something wrong with these August 2015 stats. They total up to 105.38% I don't have access to the subscription service at Net Applications so I don't know what's happening, but it seems unlikely that the Windows share has suddenly increased from 90 to 95%. I doubt that no users have switched from Windows 8.1 to 10. Chris55 (talk) 21:49, 25 August 2015 (UTC)