Windows 8 and 8.1 market share sees slight increase to 10.58%

Windows 8 logoThe first month of this new year has come to a close and its now time to take a look at how well Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system has fared in terms of market share for the month. According to new data from NetApplications, Windows 8 now holds a market share of 6.63%, while Windows 8.1 holds a share of 3.95%.

Compared to the previous month, Windows 8 went down by 0.02% in share, while Windows 8.1 went up from 3.50% to 3.95%. Microsoft rolled out the Windows 8.1 update on October 17th, which was a free update to Windows 8 users. So it comes as no surprise that we are beginning to see an increase in market share as the months go on.

Windows 8 and 8.1 market share sees slight increase to 10.58%

Comparatively, Windows 7 continues to remain in the lead with a 47.49% share. Windows XP, which is set to reach its end of life in April, has a 29.23% market share. Windows Vista, on the other hand, still holds a 3.30% share.

Although we are seeing an increase in Windows 8.1 market share, it doesn't change the fact that we are seeing a slight increase compared to the previous months. For example, In November of 2013, Windows 8.1 had a share of 2.64%. We saw a slow but steady increase to 3.60% as of December 2013. Now, we are at 3.95% for January 2014. Combined with Windows 8, we have a total market share of 10.58%.

Source: WinBeta

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Pokemon GO had the potential to net $1 billion a year
The report said that Hon Hai has invested about US$600 million in India
Market research firm IDC reports that in the third quarter of this year
Customers will only have to shell out 50% of the cost of their Galaxy S7 device
New flagship will launch in 2017
Patent hints at name of the upcoming Surface AIO
IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung have chosen to use extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light to pattern transistors
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments