Android grabs most-popular OS prize from Windows

Android last month slipped ahead of Windows to become the world’s most popular operating system, an Irish analytics company said Monday.

“This is a milestone in technology history,” said Aodhan Cullen, the CEO of Dublin-based StatCounter, in a statement. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held since the 1980s.”

StatCounter measures usage share — a proxy for online activity — by tallying the operating systems of the devices used to browse to its clients’ websites.

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