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Here is how fast mobile and the web are destroying the Windows monopoly

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Here is how fast mobile and the web are destroying the Windows monopoly
Just four years ago, the computing landscape looked drastically different. Apple was just taking off, but it was still a rarity to see an iPhone and the iPad had not even launched. It was all about Windows on desktop and notebook PCs.

Who would have thought that in mere four years, the technological picture of the world would change drastically. The once dominant Microsoft holding a monopoly on the computing market would have become quickly outgrown by a different platform, and struggling to remain third. Back in 2009 Microsoft still held more than 70% of the market and now that has dwindled down to around 30%.

Who would have thought that the BlackBerry mania then would quickly vanish and the once prolific Canadian company would have its CEO duo step down and BlackBerry would lose its positions almost entirely.

In 2013, it does not matter much which device you are using to access the web. The charts below illustrate brilliantly how the once dominant Windows operating system yielded its positions to Android and how Apple rose to become the third.

source: Business Insider

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posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:27

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

Keywords, apps :)

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:34 15

3. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

aint nobody got time for dat...

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:39 13

4. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

never used a PC before right Apps are for moblie platform limited power thingies , PC and Desktop uses way more powerful softwares which are countless at the moment way over the combined number of Android and IOS apps so dont be fool and tell us this is the reason.
what should we say is the the portability of moblies and restrictions of MS has lead to this graph

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:49 5

10. wendygarett (unregistered)

The title seems to be misleading, from the graph shown, pc is still show some growth if you ask me, can't say the Windows doomed...

right Victor h?

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:56 3

13. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

So you want Victor to change the title? Victor ain't got time for dat...

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 00:06

53. puckhead (Posts: 81; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

you're not reading it correct, and don't take that as an insult the graphs are somewhat confusing

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:00

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Give it another a year or 2, then we will see A57 Cpu with 18 or 14 mm.
Then mobile devices will be having 4 or 6 Gb Ram
PowerVr Rouge Gpu
Mali T648 or maybe there T7 series.
They will be on par with iNtel i5

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:10 1

22. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Until a mobile chipset can run the x86 code set un-modified, Windows will continue to struggle to get market share. MS has been talking about code portability for what - 3 years, now? The only Windows apps that have moved to WP/RT are those specifically written for WP/RT.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 11:00 2

35. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

err year and PC technology will stay right here yeah nice try foolKING Desktop is powerhouse of everything even whatever you do on moblies without them moblies cant even have a OS so stop fooling ur self and hoping it dies. because if that happens before anything similar or better comes out u wont get a thing good eough for your phones . i am a android developer and yes Windows platform is used is used to develop more then 50% of android apps so stop kiling ur own hopes.
and i dont think moblies can ever reach the power of PC. can u explain how 500W demanding desktops can be competed with moblies using merly less then 10watts
you can increase your phone ram to 100GB and 24 cores but still the desktop have mush mush more power. i dont know why you android retards thinnk moblies can compete desktop in power spec sheet is BS ever seen a processors or desktop and moblie side by side

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 11:19 2

36. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

let talk about desktop tech now you got no idea what this side of plannet has in pocket
RAM support going beyond 64GB of ram
HD support in terabytes all you want

CPU i7 are quadcores with even 3.8Ghz with 32mb of cache these days and damn its crossing 4ghz in overclock modes.

PowerVr Rouge Gpu u really hope for beating desktop GPU power house well here it gets intersting Mr.Ignorant the most extreme GPUs in desktop are quad cores with upto 8GB of RAM and surprise we can stack 3+ GPU cards in parallel with SLI or cross-Fire totall ram is added btw

and 3500mah is ur sgs4 battery size or around that yes for this kind of extreme desktop about 800watt powersupply is added.

so which part of ur mobloe technology is coming close in next 2 years lets hear your stupid reply now please for now the spec sheet tells that desktop of 2004 is superior to todays fastest moblies
next time dont compare whats not comparable retard go play mario brothers on SGS4 if it doesnt lag cuz you aint playing Crysis3 or Last of Us(Console Title) on ur cute little SGS4 anyway and these are 2 marvels that reached the graphics quality beyond anything we ever saw in gaming world

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 06:08

56. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

I think only in i3 gen.2

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 00:10 1

54. puckhead (Posts: 81; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

exactly, portable touch screen computers in the form of a phone and tablet are more fun and convenient to use. nonetheless desktops will never go completely away for common sense reason I don't need to state

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:53

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Meh. MS has apps, the problem is more about Android getting to critical mass before MS realized they had a problem. There was an opportunity for a second player (alternative?) to Apple in the smartphone space, and Android moved right in and ultimately eclipsed Apple.

MS has a reputation for not moving quickly. This time, it bit them. MS is still trying to find a compelling value proposition. MS being third in the smartphone space s more about BB/RIM cratering than any brilliance on MS part.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:36

57. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

Lack of competition in the desktop segment, Microsoft being an old dinosaur held the world hostage to old obsolete technologies, as it was repulsive to any innovation in the desktop. You can't pick a single revolutionary innovation in the desktop computing in the last 2 decades. I consider Windows XP - Windows 8 era to be dark ages for innovation in the desktop PC segment. Beyond new hardware requirement (which was mostly more RAM) Microsoft never introduced any ground breaking innovation in the desktop segment.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:29

2. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

Better get off your lazy ass and figure out a mobile strategy

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 21:11

52. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

In Percentage it is declining yet the shipments is inclining. If smartphone does not exist then the total shipment will might be the same or might be up a bit..

I totally don't agree with the title..

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:40 7

5. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Let the full Windows arrive to mobile platform and let's see what happens. Desparately waiting for that to happen...

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:48

8. Dastrix (unregistered)

Is it Windows Blue?

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:56 3

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Not going to happen until Intel makes a chipset that runs x86 code base on a mobile device. Win RT is a complete FAIL.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:09 3

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Dude they had issues with revs adopting x64... If you expect all your desktop apps to work on a mobile devices without any compromise then you are daydreaming

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 10:48 1

33. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Full windows already running on mobile platform...ever heard of Acer W3?

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 11:33 2

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


still windows is windows u can't live without Computers.........!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:46 10

6. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

usually every household has 1 or 2 PCs while everyone in the family has a phone, so obviously they are gonna outnumber windows PCs. But you cannot REPLACE windows PCs with mobile and hence they wont die.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:03

19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

But the market growth in mobile is running away from the desktop. People are not upgrading from Win 7 to Win 8. Conversely, manufacturers are getting hammered if they delay releasing the latest Android upgrade for their mobile device. Consumers are increasingly moving to a mobile-centric focus.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 11:23 2

37. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

if desktop dies so will moblie platform since all the apps are written on desktop :P

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 20:07

51. lonestrider (Posts: 88; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)

That's it! I'm waiting the time when we can code in a Tablet!
When RT shows up, its really looks like 'Windows in a tablet' and I thought I can code in there. Unfortunately, not... Really disappointing.
But I believe one day it will happen. :D

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 10:50

34. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

And 1 pc people have in home...is from 2010...thats when pc sales started to drop!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:48 5

7. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

but nevertheless the PC is here to stay no matter how the mobile world is looking. Nothing can replace the productivity of a windows/mac

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:15 2

24. pellegrini (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)

Today not everybody needs a PC.
I once heard a very interesting argument about the PCxTablet.
Today, the first is the best to produce "content" but Tablets are way better to consume it.
Sure that tablet's apps have their limitations, even the OS isn't very multi-task for the user yet (Just try to watch a movie in youtube app from android, pause it to read an e-mail and go back, you will need to buffer the video again.). But as the tech evolves, the mobile OS will and these issues will be address too. In the end only people that really demand a high productivity will buy a PC.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 18:33

58. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)

Well said. In the past years, people who only want internet and multimedia buys PC because there is no other choice.

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