Microsoft reaches almost 50% of mobile K-12 market


Officials at Microsoft say they are dominating their main competitors, which includes Apple, in the K-12 market, according to a new blog post on the technology company’s website.

Microsoft currently reaches nearly 50% of the mobile computer K-12 OS market in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a report. The company also saw a 20% spike in Microsoft Windows device sales, according to Futuresource, a company that tracks mobile computer sales in the K-12 education market. Mobile computers include the Netbook, Notebook, Chromebook and tablets.

There are more than 200 million devices running Windows 10, which “offers a familiar and more personal experience for students and educators, enabling them to be more productive,” according to the blog post, by Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group.

Mehdi also touted the free anti-virus software in Windows Defender, which protects more than 300 million devices, and other security features like Windows Hello.

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