The above graph represents the monthly distribution of the tablet OS market share worldwide, starting from May 2016 to July 2019. Interestingly, Android and iOS are currently dominating the global tablet operating system market.

Last Updated23 August 2019
Graph ID440
DurationMay 2016 – July 2019

Google’s Android is currently dominating the global tablet OS market, with a whopping 60.53% share as of July 2019. That’s an impressive 13.65 percentage points increase from July 2018 when the Android OS market share clocked 46.88%.

This is followed by Apple’s iOS, which is the world’s second most popular operating systems for tablet devices. As the graph shows, in May 2016, iOS was ruling the tablet operating system market worldwide, with 63.92% share. Slowly, the usage share of iOS on iPads started declining. It was April 2018 when the iOS market share slipped down below 50% (49.49% to be specific) and reached the lowest in December 2018, clocked at 37.26%. In July 2019, iOS accounted for 39.47% share of the total tablet market worldwide. That’s a notable 13.65 percentage points year-over-year decline as the new iPads failed to maintain the same momentum of upgrades as those launched in 2018.

About Operating Systems: Additional Information

An operating system (OS), in its most general sense, is a program that manages hardware and allows a user to run other programs on a computing device.

While the research in the field of Operating System started in 1950, the first major breakthrough came only in 1962 when the first recognisable modern Operating System was built. Atlas Supervisor was the first program that successfully managed hardware to provide a controlled environment to various programs.

Almost every device that contains a processor is controlled by the Operating System nowadays. While there are many companies who have either launched or working on their own Operating System, there are three tech giants who dominate the global Operating System market.

Desktop Market is completely controlled by Windows OS created by Microsoft. In the last 3 decades, Microsoft introduced various versions of Windows OS, latest being Windows 10 OS. While almost every other company work on Windows OS, Apple has got its own Mac OS.

In the mobile space, Google’s Android is the undisputed king due to the strong app ecosystem and availability to other smartphone manufacturers. Unlike Android, Apple has decided to keep its own operating system for mobile devices, named as iOS, restricted only for devices made by the company itself.

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