Global number of internet users 2012-2018, by operating system

The statistic depicts an estimate of the number of internet users worldwide, from 2012 to 2018, by operating system. In 2018, there were an estimated 1.42 billion internet users using a version of the Windows operating system.

Population of internet users worldwide from 2012 to 2018, by operating system

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

For this statistic, the data represents a combination of the estimated number of internet users reported by the ITU in December 2018, available here, combined with the reported operating system (desktop, mobile, tablet, console) market share provided by StatCounter.
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