IDC -International Data Corporation- has said that sales of Android-based devices are on track to surpass Windows-based gadgets by 2016.
The market research firm estimates a (Relatively Dramatic Shift) in the next four years as Windows-based devices lose their lead to Google’s Android platform.
IDC said “The once-dominant Windows on x86 Platform, consisting of PCs running the Windows operating system on any x86-compatible CPU, will slip from a leading 35.9% share in 2011 down to 25.1% in 2016” as PC Magazine stated.
IDC also added “The number of Android-based devices running on ARM CPUs, on the other hand, will grow modestly from 29.4% share in 2011 to a market-leading 31.1% share in 2016. Meanwhile, iOS-based devices will grow from 14.6% share in 2011 to 17.3% in 2016”