Windows platforms remain dominant in education sector

A report, highlighted by TechRadar, has revealed that Microsoft Windows platforms remain dominant in classrooms across the globe. The report, by Futuresouce Consulting, suggests that in the first quarter of 2018 Windows devices made up 44% of shipments in the education sector, beating Apple and Google.

The main country that defies this prevalence is the USA, where Google’s Chrome OS-powered 56% of devices, although it should be noted though that Futuresource’s data only includes mobile devices such as laptops and tablets and not desktop PCs, so the figures could be even more impressive.

In Europe, the educational device market increased by 14.3% compared to the year before, whereas the USA saw shipments growing by 10% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year.

The battle for computer domination is set to continue, with Chrome OS continuing to be popular, as well as Apple devices continuing to be favoured by many schools, and with the educational offerings for schools now added to their portfolio, there seems to be little appetite to give up on the school sector.

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