Gartner includes Macs (running mac OS) in PC sales numbers (but not e.g.
No operating system has a clear majority on all platforms or in all regions, but Android has surpassed Windows globally across all platforms, by Stat Counter's web usage statistics, a proxy for all use.
[..] Granted, some of those Apple devices were probably sold into the market place years ago.
But that 1 billion figure can and should be compared to the numbers Microsoft touts for Windows 10 (200 million, most recently) or Windows more generally (1.5 billion active users, a number that hasn’t moved, magically, in years), and that Google touts for Android (over 1.4 billion, as of September).
was declared by Stat Counter with Windows no longer the most popular operating system, and desktop computers in general no longer the most popular format.
Since 2017, smartphones alone – excluding tablets – have been the most common computing device globally.