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Android to overtake Windows by 2016

by on25 October 2012

2.3 billion units?

Android seems poised to overtake Windows as the dominant OS on the planet. It all feels a bit like plucky mammals eating dinosaurs roasted in the KT event, but if Gartner got its figures right, by 2016 Android should take the lead.

It is projected to hit about 2.3 million total units by 2016, while Windows will run on an estimated 2.28 billion devices. Currently Android has more than 500 million users and it’s still got a long way to go to catch up.

Hopefully Google will do something about Android updates by 2016, or we could still see a couple of hundred million Gingerbread devices running in 2016.

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