Operating systems

Statistics report on the global operating system market

Operating systems

This report presents statistics concerning the global operating system market. This includes market share data for the computer OS, tablet OS and mobile OS markets. It also provides insight into the share of various OS versions installed on devices worldwide, as well as the systems targeted by software developers.

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  • Premium Statistic Enterprise software total worldwide expenditure 2009-2024
  • Premium Forecast Software market revenue worldwide 2016-2027, by segment
  • Premium Statistic Global market share held by computer operating systems 2012-2024, by month
  • Basic Statistic Google: revenue distribution 2017-2023, by segment
  • Premium Statistic Apple's revenue share by operating segment 2012-2024, by quarter

Segment: Computer OS

  • Premium Statistic PC vendor shipments worldwide 2009-2023, by quarter
  • Premium Statistic Operating systems market share of desktop PCs 2013-2024, by month
  • Premium Statistic Windows operating systems market share of desktop PCs worldwide 2017-2023
  • Premium Statistic macOS version market share worldwide 2018-2024
  • Premium Statistic Distribution of the top 500 supercomputers worldwide 2017-2023, by OS

Segment: Tablet OS

  • Premium Statistic Tablet vendor shipments worldwide 2012-2024, by quarter
  • Premium Statistic Market share of tablet operating systems worldwide 2016-2023, by quarter
  • Premium Statistic Tablet Android version market share worldwide 2018-2023, by quarter
  • Premium Statistic Tablet Apple iOS version market share worldwide 2018-2023

Segment: Mobile OS

  • Premium Statistic Smartphone shipments worldwide 2023-2027, by operating system
  • Premium Statistic Market share of mobile operating systems worldwide 2009-2024, by quarter
  • Premium Statistic Mobile Android version market share worldwide 2018-2024
  • Premium Statistic iOS version share of Apple devices worldwide 2016-2024

Other platforms

  • Premium Statistic Game console operating systems market share worldwide 2012-2023
  • Basic Statistic Steam users operating systems used 2023
  • Premium Statistic Most used operating system for OpenStack cloud deployments globally 2023


  • Premium Statistic Development environment operating system distribution globally 2022-2023
  • Premium Statistic Enterprise endpoint OS distribution in North America, Western Europe and APAC 2022
  • Premium Statistic Market share held by PC operating systems in the U.S. 2012-2023, by month
  • Premium Statistic Desktop operating systems: market share in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017-2023
  • Basic Statistic Market share of the most common operating systems in Germany 2009-2024
  • Premium Statistic Market share of desktop operating systems in France 2010-2023

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