Reply to post: Re: Although 97% of desktop computer users prefer non-Apple OSs

Microsoft rethinks the Windows application platform one more time

Richard Plinston Silver badge

Re: Although 97% of desktop computer users prefer non-Apple OSs

> Actually according to Forrester, there are now over 2 billion PCs - which is somewhat more that the size of the Smartphone market (~1.8 billion). And >90% of those PCs run a version of Windows.

The 'market' is the sales. According to IDC there were 276 million PCs sold in 2015.

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2015 FULL YEAR SMARTPHONE SALES STATISTICS

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TOTAL . . . . . . . .1,437.3 M

Source: TomiAhonen Almanac 2016

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As for 'installed base' there are more smartphones than PCs.

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INSTALLED BASE OF SMARTPHONES BY OPERATING SYSTEM AS OF 31 DECEMBER 2015

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TOTAL Installed Base . 2,475 M smartphones in use at end of Q4, 2015

Source: TomiAhonen Almanac 2016

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