Windows 8 Gained 1.77% Market Share, Windows Overall Rose To 91.74% Share

By Vamien McKalin email: | Jan 02, 2013 12:42 PM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Windows 8 might be off to a slow start; however, the operating system is still managing to make inroads despite some negative chatter about the new user interface.

The latest Net Application market share data shows that December 2012 was fairly good for Window 8, as the Microsoft operating system managed to gain 0.66 percent to an overall 1.77 percent share. Windows 7 on the other hand, continues to climb despite having competition from the newer Windows 8. Windows 7 managed to gain 0.40 percent to top out at 45.11 percent for the end of 2012.

Follow us

The ever problematic Windows Vista fell 0.05 percent to end the year on 5.67 percent, while the old dog Windows XP saw a sharp decline of 0.74 percent to end at 39.08 percent. The overall death of Windows XP will not come easily, as many users still prefer the operating system compared to Microsoft newest offerings.

Overall, Windows managed to gain 0.29 percent to end the year on 91.74 percent. This is the first time Windows has gained market share in months despite increase in competition from Android and Apple tablets. The PC market share has been slowly eroding at a time when Microsoft didn't have an answer for the plethora of tablets that were drawing consumer interest. Now that Windows 8 is out, Microsoft, for the first time, is able to stay with the times and compete more effectively.

With the number of Windows 8 based devices being announced, and with CES 2013 coming up in next week, Windows 8 and Windows market share overall should increase substantially throughout 2013. Furthermore, Acer has promised to launch cheap Windows 8-based tablets in 2013. Such a move would definitely garner consumer interest in the new platform.

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

Join Our Conversation

The HTC logo is seen with different devices from the brand HTC M10 Perfume Launching A Month Later After MWC 2016
Lava Unleashes New P7 Device Into The Indian Market
New Disney Phone Coming To Japan
Xiaomi Locks Redmi Note 3, Mi 4c And Mi Note Pro; Others To Follow Suit?
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
ZTE's new lease program ZTE’s new Lease-to-own Program for Mobile Devices
LG’s G Pay to Take on Google, Samsung and Apple
Facebook: Taxes in the UK and a new Shopping tab
Samsung’s VR Headset to be Released at $99, Hulu Jumps Onboard with Apps Ready

Most Popular

© 2016 IBT Media Inc. All Rights Reserved.mobilenapps