The yr 2020 was the primary when ChromeOS-based laptops overtook Macs so far as the gross sales are involved.
The competitors for market dominion between ChromeOS-powered computer systems and Macs is outdated. And plenty of-a-times Chromebooks have oversold Macs in particular person quarters. However new information by IDC (via GeekWire) exhibits that the yr 2020 was the primary yr when Chromebooks constantly oversold Macs for a yr whilst Microsoft Home windows retained its prime place out there.
The report says that within the first quarter of the yr, macOS captured 5.8% of the market share, whereas Chrome OS captured 5.3% of the market share. Home windows, however, captured 87.5% of the market share. Nonetheless, these numbers modified in Q2 2020 whereby Home windows’s share fell to 81.7%, whereas macOS’ share grew to 7.6%, and ChromeOS’s market share jumped to 10.0%.
This development continued within the third and fourth quarter of 2020. Home windows’s market share dropped to 78.9% in Q3 after which to 76.7% in This fall. Then again, the market share of macOS grew to eight.4% in Q3 however fell again to 7.7% in This fall 2020. Within the case of ChromeOS, the numbers jumped to 11.5% in Q3 after which to 14.4% in This fall 2020.
Evidently that 2020 helped Google’s Chromebook solidify its place out there. Whereas Home windows remained the bulk shareholder, ChromeOS and MacOS continued to eat into its market share.