Boopsie says that Windows Phone could be the next big thing
Will Poole, a member of Boopsie's Board, says that at the end of 2013, Windows Phone 8 usage of Boopsie related apps topped BlackBerry usage by 427% Poole says that while the platform still trails iOS and Android, Windows Phone 8 "could be the next big thing in mobile." That way of thinking dovetails with many analysts, who claim that the GDR3 update now puts Android and Windows Phone 8 on a level playing field, specs-wise, at least for now.
"The adoption rate of Windows Phone 8 is staggering. While still trailing well behind the leaders, the Windows platform is clearly catching on with users and could be the next big thing in mobile."-Will Poole, Boopsie Board member
Boopsie also has spotted a decline in iOS users since October, and a related rise in Android users. While iOS usage declined 2.38% from September to October, Android usage gained 2.91%. It certainly seems like there is a connection between the two. That was the largest monthly decline in iOS usage at the very same time that Android was scoring its largest month to month gain.
As iOS usage declined from September through October, Android usage took off
source: Boopsie via WMPoweruser
2. darkkjedii (Posts: 8911; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
The next big thing is already here, the jedii's pecs.
3. Bernoulli (Posts: 1335; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
nah a nicer camera will always be better than a cheap plastic body
9. hurrycanger (Posts: 419; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Hey No.18, I have an idea. Why don't you use that nicer camera to make me some good food?
4. Furbal (Posts: 130; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Considering Android licencing fees can pay for the majority of r&d for it, i'd say it can only get better as long as they listen to feedback.
Looking forward to its growth
5. MC1123 (Posts: 1219; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
And is he talking about BlackBerry 7 not BB10 right? And who uses this app?
11. Glim12808 (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Considering that only a few million BB10s were sold so far, it would probably not even register in the chart if they used only that as basis.
8. Avenger827 (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
The next big thing is coming, and it's called Tizen.
10. Glim12808 (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
How do you know Tizen would be the next big thing when it's not even out yet. For all you know, it could also be the next big flop!
14. papss (Posts: 2879; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
WP8 IS the next big thing. My space looks ancient
15. tokuzumi (Posts: 108; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
WP is not a bad OS, and if Android no longer suits my needs, I would have no problems switching to WP. But WP is a fair amount behind where Android was at the same time in its lifecycle. Not to say thing things won't change, as BB and Palm were the top dogs for quite a while. Look where they are now.
16. NateAdam8 (Posts: 130; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Great OS just needs more people who understand it and not all those fAndroids and iClone saying it sucks or whatever they cause they be lovin' that Apple flavored Google penis.