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5.2% of Windows Phone powered handsets are running Windows Phone 8.1

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5.2% of Windows Phone powered handsets are running Windows Phone 8.1
AdDuplex is a mobile ad network for Windows Phone flavored handsets. Thanks to that role, it has an insight into the Windows Phone ecosystem that most don't have. The latest data gleaned by founder Alan Mendelevich reveals that Windows Phone 8.1 is already on 5.2% of Windows Phone devices. Currently, those who signed up with Microsoft as a developer, and those with the Nokia Lumia 630/635 have access to Windows Phone 8.1. 77% are running Windows Phone 8 and 17.8% are still using a handset powered by Windows Phone 7.x.

AdDuplex also revealed that while the Nokia Lumia 520 remains the most popular Windows Phone handset, it is beginning to lose market share. The "value" entry-level model (which will get updated to Windows Phone 8.1) has a 33.7% slice of the Windows Phone pie. It is a long way down to the next most popular Lumia phone. The Nokia Lumia 625 is next with a 6.7% share. With a 6.2% share, the Nokia Lumia 920 is third. Surprisingly, the T-Mobile exclusive Nokia Lumia 521 jumped from 11th to 4th, with a 6% market share of the Windows Phone platform.

In France and Poland, the HTC 8S is the third most popular Windows Phone handset. In the Czech Republic, that honor is reserved for the Nokia Lumia 800.


source: WPCentral

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posted on 29 May 2014, 19:35 6

1. dorian827 (Posts: 125; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


I love the new Windows Phone 8.1 update, especially coming from Android recently. But what I hated most about the update is:

1. Network Issues
Ever since the update via developer preview on my secondary Lumia 520 I get lots of network errors on Apps, Internet and Emails.

2. Battery Drain
By far this is the worst issue, once I updated I went from at least 12 hours of usage to about 4 to 3 varying my usage.

Luckily I have (2) Lumia 520s and I see the complete difference in the battery and network issue. The Windows Phone 8 is way more stable. Even with there recent update to fix battery drain and bugs it still was poor.

Im going to wait for the official release before I update my second Lumia 520.

posted on 29 May 2014, 20:56

11. dickwyn (Posts: 586; Member since: 07 May 2012)


agreed, there are quite a number of wifi and network issues on windows phone 8.1

posted on 29 May 2014, 21:41 5

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3328; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I'm waiting for official 930 review.

posted on 29 May 2014, 23:08

23. dorian827 (Posts: 125; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


I thought about the Lumia 930 myself, but id much rather have the Lumia 1520 its bigger, its cheaper and it has MicroSD. Also their specs meet the same so the true value it with the Lumia 1520.

posted on 29 May 2014, 23:15 2

25. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 741; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I'm also waiting for official update..
Wp8.1 make my phone a while new phone...

posted on 29 May 2014, 23:15

26. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 741; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I'm also waiting for official update..
Wp8.1 make my phone a whole new phone...

posted on 30 May 2014, 05:04

27. SIGPRO (Posts: 417; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Did you updated to newest 8.1 update? it was released 2 weeks ago, battery life is better now, but it could be better.

posted on 31 May 2014, 07:47

37. dorian827 (Posts: 125; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


I have (2) Lumia 520s one with Windows Phone 8.1 and one without. I use them both simultaneously throughout the day.

Yes, one of the handsets has the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update release by Windows fixing bugs and battery life. But... still has poor battery usage in comparison to my one without WP8.1.

I hope the official release fixes those 2 things being poor battery and HORRIBLE network issues.

They address the issues to consumers via thread but that doesnt help NOT one bit and its frustrating.

posted on 29 May 2014, 19:38 2

2. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


highly recommend lumia 520 as running asphault 7 so smoothly even better than current android flagship, lumia 630 is also recommend for those who want lte :)

posted on 29 May 2014, 19:40 9

3. Super3310 (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 May 2014)


My sister’s lumia 520 runs liquid smooth wothout lag. Playing games is better than android. Even in 512 ram

posted on 29 May 2014, 19:48 1

4. wilsong17 (Posts: 831; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


can it play real racing 3

posted on 29 May 2014, 23:09 5

24. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 741; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Nope.. Most major games require 1GB ram or more but most apps work on 512mb ram
Lumia 520 is entry level device so don't expect it run those high graphics games
For better gaming Lumia 525 or higher model is the better choice

posted on 29 May 2014, 23:05 4

22. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 741; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Its a nice phone (Lumia 520) . I have one too. And asphalt 7&8 run smoothly
but better than current android flagships??? No no no... Both asphalt on wp is optimized by reducing graphics highly so they can run on 512mb smoothly. I have asphalt 8 on my 520, it runs fine but graphics are not so good . Still its good from a entry level wp device so don't compare it with flagships

posted on 29 May 2014, 20:14 5

5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 715; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


I'm running WP 8.1... It is a joy. I don't know if my usage has gone up, or the OS still has some maturing to do... but the battery life is down (still better than my Nexus 5, but not better than before I updated my Lumia.)

I can honestly say, although I do enjoy Android, I will not be upgrading my phone to anything but a Windows Phone.

Unless T-Mobile screws bringing in a flagship 5"+ Windows Phone!

posted on 29 May 2014, 20:36 1

6. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4054; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


The more the feautre that gets added on the slower and more the battery it drains

Its only halfbaked, wait till its full matured it will lag more than Android.

posted on 29 May 2014, 20:46 1

7. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


What is lag?

posted on 29 May 2014, 20:50 2

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2711; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


My Windows Watch 8.1 is really great. No lag.

http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/c8feb8d19d77d2a3ec8c4d5f248fafc9/200180980/newtabletwatch388.jpg

posted on 29 May 2014, 20:56 5

10. Liveitup (Posts: 1098; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Even in beta form on the 520 8.1 runs better than Android. The OS is very is mature and feature filled arguably even more than stock Android. Your comment is half-baked.

posted on 29 May 2014, 21:00 3

12. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4054; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Hold on Wp is a very light O's which only requires no more than 200mb of Ram and very low idle Cpu to function and operate vs Android Linux full fledged which has every feautres you could think of on top off that you can command script.
,

posted on 29 May 2014, 21:05 3

13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2711; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Let us not forget that with the FlatAdaptiveInteractionLag design of WP, the font is kept really big, so the OS only has to render a few words on each screen.

posted on 30 May 2014, 05:12 3

28. joey_sfb (Posts: 2780; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


The little wp gang is so small I can name everyone of them.

I don't waste my money on the least popular OS.

Does not make economical sense.

posted on 30 May 2014, 12:47 3

33. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


But you do waste your time on articles of the least popular OS on a tech site. Well well well...

posted on 30 May 2014, 16:56

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That just shows the intelligence of a troll... Always making himself look stupid.

posted on 30 May 2014, 19:59 1

36. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4054; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao, like you Rodneye….

posted on 29 May 2014, 20:54 4

9. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)


While Android and iOS actually work, Windows is a joke. Can't believe anyone likes this POS

posted on 29 May 2014, 21:21 7

14. Penny (Posts: 1129; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Lol, the one thing you could irrefutably conclude about WP is that it just "actually works." It has always been smooth, stable, and did not require reboots to function properly. If anything, I'd give the not working crown to the OS that has a history of lagging, crashing, and requiring reboots. I don't even have to name it because it is pretty obvious to anybody who knows anything about tech.

I'm not even a hater of that OS and I see its improvements in smoothness and stability, which is great. But I sure as hell am not going to let you get away with a completely BS statement like that.

posted on 29 May 2014, 21:32 5

15. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4054; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Thats why it has 4% market share

And no one buys any apps or downloads them

It has hardly any major apps and games like ios and Android

True POS Platform

posted on 29 May 2014, 22:20 6

20. SeanContra (Posts: 63; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Eh... Such BS, wow! More hate! Here's why you're wrong.

1. "Thats why it has 4% market share"
Market share isn't everything. That's like saying Justin Bieber is better than Jimi Hendrix becuase JB has more fans than Hendrix RIGHT NOW. How many Android customers are COMPLETELY satisfied with low-end devices? Flagships work fine regardless of what OS they run, and mid-rangers too, in a lot of ways. But the deciding battle is actually in the low-end range. Apple iPhone range virtually has no low-end devices AFAIK and Android low-end devices are laggy and not competent enough even though KitKat is suppoed to work better on low-end devices... then there was the Moto E/G and hats off to them. Really, they're awesome! But the Lumia 520 (as you may or may not know) sold a lot of units and I personally know a lot of people who're happy with their Lumia 520 phones.

2. "And no one buys any apps or downloads them"
Maybe you don't download apps or buy any on the WPStore, but other people do buy apps and of course they download them. That's how they put their bought apps into the phone. They DOWNLOAD THEM. Poorly formed argument and one that simply isn't based on logic or reason. We know you hate WP, we get it. Just stop trying so hard, man.

3. "It has hardly any major apps and games like ios and Android"
Define "major". WP has enough apps to satisfy my needs. But that's strictly a personal thing. And there's more apps on the way.... Which is great. Sure, they don't have as many apps as Google Play or Apple App Store, but you forget that WP is young. Give it time and it will grow. If you're impatient, switch to another OS and stop B**CHING ABOUT WP! Really.

4. "True POS Platform"
Your comment is the only "true POS" thing I've seen in a while now.
... unless of course you meant POS as in "Positively Outstanding Service" in which case, this comment will be rendered invalid.

posted on 30 May 2014, 05:32 1

29. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


He says the same thing all the time even after being refuted.

posted on 29 May 2014, 21:47 5

17. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Whats the point of comparing different OSes? Its like you gain an inch on your small d*ck each time you troll other OS? Come on grow up people!

posted on 29 May 2014, 21:57 1

18. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4054; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Well hello there… pointing out the indifferences and pros and cons.

posted on 29 May 2014, 22:37

21. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Hi there. Its good when you point those two at the same time but the cons are held always out.

posted on 30 May 2014, 12:48

34. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Your username pretty much says about your character. The less said the better...

posted on 29 May 2014, 22:20 1

19. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 104; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I have an Ativ S Neo and the 8.1 update is fantastic. My battery life has actually improved. Like any beta, you have to go through the entire smorgasbord of settings and optimize them to your needs. This is a developer preview and everything is set to "on". I'm sure when the general release comes out, MS will have gleaned through user feedback (which is set in the "on" position, of course) to see which settings will be optimal for users and set them as default.

On top of all this, OEMs have to put in their device-specific firmware updates so this is far from a finished product.

posted on 30 May 2014, 06:23 1

30. tasior (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


If number 5.2% can be achieved, that means, there are at least 500 working WP handsets. Good for You MS. :)

posted on 30 May 2014, 06:26

31. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Correction: at least 2.5 million.

posted on 30 May 2014, 08:00 3

32. bon24x7 (Posts: 203; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


that's what he meant...he just doesn't know how to count over 500 that's all..

posted on 31 May 2014, 12:42

38. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1057; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


The Windows 8/8.1 smart phones verses Apple iphones and Android debate still rages on.
There are 3 great reasons why I use a Windows smart phone 1= "NT Based Operating system. this is the core OS for Microsoft's Enterprise server software and regular Desktop computers. it's stable and been in use before Android ever existed. 2= The Tiles with their updating data capability. I want this on my smartphone as opposed to do nothing Icons. 3=Security issues Hackers can get more info on the details of how an Android operating system functions because it's open source. Apple IOS and Microsoft operating systems are not exactly safe ether. but at lest Microsoft has a new special department to fight hackers efforts. The Windows phone 8 OS replaced the similar Windows phone 7 OS a little over 2 years ago. More and more features are being added to it. The coming update to Windows 8.1 makes this a great Operating system. Before the year is out it will be so good that anyone will be able to buy a Windows smart phones and not have to worry about whether it's second rate because it will have what you need to enjoy using them as smart phone.

posted on 31 May 2014, 19:05

39. windowsFTW (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


i don't get why android users come in an start talking crap about our preferred os system.i remember an day that people use to talk crap about android an how it sucks way back. but they fought off the haters an help there os grow with each new update it got better.so from what i see that's just like what windows is doing keep getting better with each new update.

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