Windows is gaining on iOS in the education market

Microsoft Windows is making gains in the K-12 education market in both the US and the rest of the world according to new numbers from Futuresource Consulting.

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Credit: Futuresource

In the US, Microsoft’s gains are coming mainly at Apple’s expense, not Google’s. According to Futuresource’s data for Q3 2017, shipments of Windows mobile devices (notebook, Chromebook, tablet) in the K-12 space was 22.3 percent of the total market, up from 18.4 percent in Q2 2017.

Futuresource’s data includes K-12 institutional purchases only, not “bring your own” devices. And the firm measures shipments, not installed base.

During that same period,…

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