Chrome OS is the Most Popular Laptop Operating System After Windows

 


Probably not many people are familiar with Chrome OS, the operating system for Chromebooks. In fact, Chrome OS is the second most popular laptop operating system in the world, just behind Microsoft Windows.
Chrome OS is more widely used than macOS, the operating system Apple uses for Mac devices, both the MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro. Chrome OS’s market share in Q4 2020 was nearly double that of macOS.



Based on IDC data, by the end of 2020 for desktop devices, laptops and workstations, sales of devices with the Chrome OS operating system have outpaced sales of macOS devices.





The operating system made by Google overtook Apple in Q2, with a market share of 10% versus 7.6%. This growth continued through Q3 and Q4, with the biggest difference occurring in Q4 where Chrome OS had a 14.4% market share while macOS was only 7.7%.



The ruler of this class is, of course, Microsoft with its Windows OS, although its Q1 market share is down from Q4. That was 87.5% in Q1, 81.7% in Q2, 78.9% in Q3, and 76.7% in Q4.



Just for the desktop class, Chrome OS is still inferior to macOS. According to StatCounter, in the desktop class through January 2021, macOS is still far ahead of Chrome OS, at 16.91% versus 1.91%.



Naturally, not many desktop devices use Chrome OS, and more and more laptop devices use this Google Chrome browser -based operating system.



For the record, compared to 2019, the growth of Chrome OS market share in 2020 has quadrupled. So what makes Chrome OS so popular?



Probably not many people are familiar with Chrome OS, the operating system for Chromebooks. In fact, Chrome OS is the second most popular laptop operating system in the world, behind only Microsoft Windows.

Chrome OS is more widely used than macOS, the operating system Apple uses for Mac devices, including MacBooks, iMacs, Mac Minis, and Mac Pros. Chrome OS’s market share in Q4 2020 was nearly double that of macOS.



Based on IDC data, by the end of 2020 for desktop devices, laptops and workstations, sales of devices with the Chrome OS operating system have exceeded sales of macOS devices.





The operating system made by Google overtook Apple in Q2, with a market share of 10% versus 7.6%. This growth continued through Q3 and Q4, with the biggest difference occurring in Q4 where Chrome OS had 14.4% market share while macOS was only 7.7%.



The ruler of this class is, of course, Microsoft with its Windows OS, although its Q1 market share is down from Q4. 87.5% in Q1, 81.7% in Q2, 78.9% in Q3, and 76.7% in Q4.



Just for the desktop class, Chrome OS is still inferior to macOS. According to StatCounter, in the desktop class in January 2021, macOS is still far ahead of Chrome OS, at 16.91% versus 1.91%.



Naturally, not many desktop devices use Chrome OS, and more and more laptop devices use this Google Chrome -influenced checker -based operating system.



For the record, compared to 2019, the growth of Chrome OS market share in 2020 has quadrupled. So, what makes Chrome OS so popular?
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