Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has managed to grab 5.42 percent of the OS market at the end of July, recent data from Net Applications unveils.
However, the operating system
grew only 0.32 percentage points during the month, after enjoying a 0.83 percentage points increase in June.
According to a recent article on TNW
, the June surge was mainly due to the release of Windows 8.1 Preview
, which helped the platform gain 5.10 percent market share.
In July, however, its growth slowed down, though it was accompanied by a 0.13 percentage points increase in Windows 7 usage, which now accounts for 44.50 percent of the market.
Ever since its official release in October, Windows 8 has showed steady growth, though the July increase appears to be the smallest one until now.
Available only as a Preview version for the time being, Windows 8.1
should arrive on PCs in the not too distant future, offering some appealing new features
when compared to Windows 8, and capable of attracting more users to it, that’s for sure.
This should help Windows 8 increase its share
on the market, though it might still take a while before it will manage to take down already established platform iterations from Microsoft.