The StatCounter platform continues to monitor the level of global distribution of operating systems and some applications, regularly publishing reports on the results of its activity. In November of this year, the share of Windows 10 in all Microsoft systems fell below 70% for the first time, which does not prevent it from being a confident leader in all versions of Microsoft’s software platform.
According to StatCounter, in November of this year, the share of Windows 10 decreased to 69.77%, that is, 1.49 pp less than in October. Although Windows 10 is gradually losing ground to Windows 11, it is happening slowly, as many users are in no rush to upgrade to the latest version of the operating system, which was officially released more than a year ago. At the same time, Windows 11 does not break any records in terms of distribution speed, but continues to gradually increase its presence. In November of this year, Windows 11 was used on 16.12% of devices, which is 0.67 points more than the previous month.
Rounding out the top three is Windows 7, whose share in November increased by 0.62% to 10.24%. Since Microsoft will stop issuing security updates for Windows 7 early next year, the share of this version of the operating system is expected to decline even faster. As for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, the share of versions of these operating systems in November was 2.54% and 0.79%, respectively. At the same time, Windows XP, whose support ended several years ago, is still used on 0.4% of devices.
Interestingly, all versions of Windows are used on more than 1.5 billion devices, but this does not make the operating system the most popular in the world. Among all operating systems, Android is the clear leader with a market share of 43.37%. Google’s mobile operating system is followed by Windows with a 29.24% share, and iOS rounds out the top three, used on 17.25% of devices.