Talk:Usage share of operating systems

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Inaccuracy for Dec 2014 numbers from StatCounter[edit]

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):

  • Win7: 33.52%; Win8/8.1: 10.91%; WinVista: 1.94%; WinXP: 8.14%; WP&RT: 0.79%; WinOther: 0.12% (Windows TOTAL: 55.42%)
  • OS X: 5.34%; iOS: 11.91% (Apple TOTAL: 17.25%)
  • 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 largest installed base" claim[edit]

"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 (talkcontribs) 05:24, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

For the largest Install base citation, we can look at device shipment: [1][2], or add up install base: [3]. 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".[4] Also, Android is now the most popular OS on weekends,[5] 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)

Desktop/laptop shares[edit]

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)