In 2020, Chrome OS had a 10.8% market share, followed by MacOS, which had a 7.5 percent market share. With an 80.5 percent market share in 2020, Windows remained the most popular operating system.
Chromebook laptops, in comparison to Windows or macOS computers, don’t seem to be that popular. Chromebook laptops will outsell Mac computers for the first time in 2020, according to a new IDC study. This was owing to a business need for lightweight, powerful, and cheap personal computers, according to the study. According to the IDC study, although Windows continues to dominate the market, Chrome OS has overtaken MacOS to become the second most popular operating system.
According to IDC data, Windows’ market share decreased by 4.9 percent year over year (YoY) in 2020, while Mac OS increased from 6.7 percent to 7.5 percent. According to the study, Chrome OS surpassed MacOS in Q2 2020 and continued to expand in Q3 and Q4 to retain its second-place position. Mac computers began with a 5.8% market share in Q1 2020 and climbed to 8.4% in Q3 2020, before falling to 7.7% in the fourth quarter. In Q4 2020, however, Windows’ market share fell to 76.7 percent. By the end of 2020, Chrome OS has grown 4.4 percent to 10.8 percent of the market. In 2020, Windows systems accounted for 80.5 percent of the market, with MacOS coming in third with 7.5 percent of the market.
In some ways, Microsoft and Apple have recognized the danger that Chrome OS has presented in recent years. In September, Apple claimed that its new iPad Air could do tasks six times quicker than the most popular Chromebook notebook. On the other hand, Microsoft is hard at work on Windows 10X, which is said to be a direct rival to Chrome OS.