Drive Share is a semi-scripted comedy that borrows the look of HBO's 'Taxi-Cab Confessions,' minus all the depressing stories about crack addiction and child molestation. Each episode follows a few of our Drive Share drivers, as they shuttle people around town as part of this new, 'shared economy.'
Runtime: 8 minutes
Drive Share - Usage share of operating systems - Netflix
The usage share of operating systems is an estimate of the percentage of computing devices that run each operating system at any particular time. This also approximates to the market share of those operating systems. Differences arise between shipments of devices by operating system and their usage share due to users changing or upgrading operating systems on devices, and the differing usage patterns and working lifetimes of various devices. There are three big personal computing platforms. Google claims over 2.6 billion users with Android while Microsoft has claimed over 1.4 billion users for Windows. The third “platform” – or strictly two (or three) platforms – Apple's iOS and macOS combined, is claimed to have over 1.3 billion users. Windows running on personal computers (i.e. those other than e.g. smartphones, such as desktop computers) has been dominant for over 25 years period since the early 1990s. The mainframe computer-era preceded the desktop era. From late 2016 the mobile era took over, with total desktop computers' market share (measured by web usage and including macOS) having reduced to 45% by January 2017. The “end of an era” was declared by StatCounter with Windows no longer the most popular operating system, and desktop computers in general no longer the most popular format. Since 2017, smartphones alone – excluding tablets – have been the most common computing device globally. Different categories of computers use a wide variety of operating systems (OSs). Windows gained the majority usage share in the 1990s on desktop computers, or personal computers (PCs), the type of computer that was then taking over. It was eventually described as “dominant”, and it is still used by the majority of desktop machines, but it is no longer dominant across all platforms, although the latest version can run on all platforms. On smartphones, Android is dominant by any metric. As of August 2017, Statistica estimates its installed base at over 2.6 billion (and 0.6 for iPhones) which tops Windows on PCs worldwide. No operating system has a clear majority on all platforms or in all regions, but Android has surpassed Windows globally across all platforms, by StatCounter's web usage statistics, a proxy for all use. Android is the highest ranked OS in most countries of the world. When Android's is added to the usage shares of other mobile operating systems such as Apple's, in late 2016 the world became smartphone-majority. Android has over half the usage share across all platforms in the two biggest and most populous continents, Africa and Asia. Windows is still dominant on desktops everywhere but as of April 2018 when compared across all platforms it's below 50% on every continent, except South America, where it only happens every Sunday, and Android has also been more popular there than Windows on a few exceptional days. It is down to 36% in North America and 48.27% in Europe. The Windows share across all platforms in the United States was down to 36.34% (the total US desktop share just under 50%) and 40.18% in the UK. Since 2013, devices running Android have been selling more than Windows, iOS and macOS devices combined. Android has therefore become the most popular operating system on smartphones, while iOS is more common on tablets (according to StatCounter, while it shows Android more popular in entire continents; Netmarketshare tracks iOS as less popular). Most desktop and laptop computers still use Microsoft Windows, while all TOP500 supercomputers use Linux, and in November 2010 the top 10 used Linux. Among server computers, there is more diversity with Linux and Windows Server most popular, and many fewer mainframe OSs. Data about operating system share is difficult to obtain since in most categories there are few reliable primary sources or agreed methodologies for its collection.
Drive Share - Smartphones - Netflix
By late 2016, mobile operating systems that can be found on smartphones, include Google's dominant Android (and variants, such as Fire OS on Amazon's devices) and Apple's iOS as the only big competitor, with both combined at c. 99% market share. Other competitors have either given up or have below 1% market share, as with Microsoft with their phone offerings. These same dominant operating systems also run on tablets, where they have no serious competitors, except Microsoft Windows, at least with any tablet market share to speak of. Windows tablets may not get classified as such by some analysts, and thus barely register; e.g. 2-in-1 PCs may get classified as “desktops”, not tablets. These computers have had increasing market share, by sales, but not a big installed base yet as it's a rather new category (and pure Windows tablets weren't historically successful). According to research by InsightPortal, there is a clear correlation between the GDP per capita of a country and that country's respective smartphone OS market share, Showing the similar correlation for the richest countries and that poorer countries choose Apple's iPhone in lesser numbers. Data from Google however suggests that people in poorer countries are more likely to buy apps on Android. Smartphone penetration vs. desktop use, differs a lot by country. While some countries like Russia still measure desktop use high, there at 77% (and smartphones at 19%) this ranges down to a bit under 5% in Mali where Android smartphones have just over 95% share. In most western countries, smartphone use is close to, but still under 50%. Section below has more info on regional trends to smartphones having majority use, that has been achieved globally.
Drive Share - References - Netflix