And that’s not a huge surprise as smartphones and tablets are getting in everyone’s pockets. The share of Windows PCs has dropped to 29% of all Internet-connected devices, while smartphones and tablets grab a dominating 66%.
More than that, Microsoft is facing an “uphill battle,” even if it wants to regain its share.
The trend emerged earlier and bore fruits in Q4 2010 when smartphones and tablets started outselling PCs for the first time.
With 1.3 million daily activations and with an installed base of over 480 million, Android alone is expected to outgrow Windows’ installed base over the next couple of years.
To reverse that trend Microsoft will really need some breakaway hit with a tablet like the Surface, but could that really happen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.