Chromebooks beat Mac gross sales in early 2016
In response to analysis agency IDC, extra Google Chromebooks have been bought within the first quarter of 2016 than all of Apple’s Mac line. The milestone marked the primary time Google’s Chrome OS moved extra models than OS X in america.
Though IDC does not often separate Chrome OS or Chromebooks from the PC class, the group did affirm the numbers to The Verge, saying “Chrome OS overtook Mac OS within the US when it comes to shipments for the primary time in 1Q16.” The agency famous that Macs bought about 1.seventy six million models within the first quarter of 2016, which means Chromebooks bought someplace within the neighborhood of two million models or extra. General, nevertheless, PC shipments are on the decline.
IDC additionally identified a big purpose for the Chromebook’s success: the low-value units have been successful with Okay–12 faculties in the USA, despite the fact that the corporate continues to be trying to break into shopper and enterprise markets. However, in that regard, Google might have tipped its hand at this week’s I/O builders convention, the place it confirmed off plans to make Chrome OS suitable with over one million Android apps already within the Google Play Retailer.
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