You get the idea (and the last two were inserted for snarks sake). According to Gartner, for 2014 thus far (per 1000 devices), the sales look like this:
- Android: 1,168,282
- Windows: 333,419
- iOS/OS X: 271,115
- Other: 660,112
Gartner also predicts that in 2015, Android will outsell Windows by 3.5 to 1. Let that sink in a moment. Android is outselling Windows. No platform has managed to do that until now… and do it in such a crushing fashion.
Furthermore, this doesn’t include Chromebooks. Why do I even bring the newest kid on the block into the conversation? Because Chromebooks are currently outselling both MacBooks and Windows-powered laptops. That means Google-driven platforms are slowly taking over where Microsoft and Apple once reigned as king and queen of the world. This is a gigantic shift in the ecosystem — a shift toward the cloud and a shift toward user-inspired flexibility. The people are speaking and being heard.