HTC may be losing interest in Windows Phone
In the U.S., Windows Phone numbers may not be all that impressive, but globally the platform is still growing at a very respectable clip. In the recent numbers that showed Android with 80% of the global market, it also showed Windows Phone with about 9%, which was a solid increase from last year when the platform had 5.6%. Still, a new report says that HTC may not want to keep going with WP.
According to the usual "industry sources" that are quoted in most DigiTimes articles, HTC may not see much room for it in the WP ecosystem. Nokia controls about 80% of the WP ecosystem, and Samsung has a fair amount of the rest, and HTC doesn't see the value in putting more effort into regaining that lost share. HTC had been the top Windows Phone maker before Microsoft bought partnered with Nokia.
Sources say that HTC would rather focus on getting back the share it has lost in the Android world, where it recently fell out of the top-5 Android manufacturers.