x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options
    Close






Latest data from IDC shows Windows Phone growing its global share 156% in Q3

0. phoneArena 12 Nov 2013, 13:01 posted on

Windows Phone not only had a solid third quarter in the U.S., where it picked up market share and now owns 4% of the stateside smartphone arena, the OS also turned in an outstanding global performance as well. According to data from IDC, 9.5 million Windows Phone units were shipped during the three months ended in September. This gave Microsoft's mobile OS a 3.6% global market share of the smartphone market...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:07 3

1. abigaur (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


Having lots of Windows PC user....i think windows mobile platform can lead one day.....if polished properly....i mean features, apps, widgets.....like andro. Because integration between PC and phone will become more and more easier......But right no andro all the way....:)

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:15 1

4. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Android for desktops is coming soon. I hate windows the only reason I use it is because games.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:19 19

5. bucky (Posts: 2695; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


What do you hate about windows? I really enjoy windows 7 ultimate. It's the perfect mix of easy on the eyes and powerful at the same time. Now with ssd available, it's blazing fast

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:47 10

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Windows 7 FTW!!!! xD the games!!! The games!!!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:47 6

12. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Windows 7 is great but user experience went all downhill after Windows 8 (impossible to use with mouse and keyboard).

Now I'm no Apple fan (as you'd probably already know) but I would take Maverick over Windows 8 any day, just because it's a lot easier to use.

Hope Ubuntu gets more apps soon.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 01:11 4

32. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


"impossible to use with mouse and keyboard.." ???

are you kidding or are you really that stupid?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:20 2

6. abigaur (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


Agree but its not that easy to replace Windows....but competition is good for us.....:)

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:39 7

8. papss (unregistered)


Android for windows lol.. just stop

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:48 7

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


You mean android for desktop?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 18:15 1

24. papss (unregistered)


Regardless it's not going to happen

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:46

29. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


You can already get an Android powered laptop in Asia....

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:48 7

13. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


you guys want android to take over everything smh...

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 14:02 3

17. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I'm SMH-ing along with you. Have my +1

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:48 1

14. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Steam is on linux.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 18:16 2

25. papss (unregistered)


Gabe is a fat bastard.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 17:58 1

39. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


yeah but half the games on steam aren't on linux !

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:56 3

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nothing like Windows.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 14:13

20. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


yeah, nothing like it as far as security problems.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 14:30 6

21. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


IMO: both Android and Chrome suck the big one for desktops and laptops. Google dominates mobile, but they don't own the PC market, now or ever...

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 18:17 4

26. papss (unregistered)


I agree.. chrome is sloppy and buttons are awkward at best.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:59 1

31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


LOL.. Sad.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 14:12

19. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


never. nobody wants windows to be the lead. That would be the worst scenario for mobile usage.

The only reason people are moving away from android into even less controllable (by microsoft/apple) OS's is because of Apple/MS. The more they try to make people not want to use android, the less anyone cares. This is causing an interest in tizen, etc - where MS will get no patent $$ for.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 18:18 2

27. papss (unregistered)


I do so your comment is false

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:13 1

2. Bashok (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


Lastest data from I Don't Care?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:39 8

9. papss (unregistered)


Obviously you do

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:14

3. drdaly (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


I just got a Lumia625 and really wait for the Update,
They need to hurry up the long awaited update GDR3, anyone knows when its expected to be released??

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 13:40

10. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 235; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


I want to know too. My secondary handset, an unlocked Lumia 620, is ready and waiting. I know I won't get much use out of the update, but I'd still like to see it in action.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 01:15

33. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Just create a free Microsoft app studio account and you'll get the GDR3 update instantly. No need to wait any longer..But I'm not sure if it works on carrier locked devices. It works on unlocked devices..!

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 02:51

35. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 235; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Where do I go to get it after I sign up?

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 07:02

37. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


1) Sign up here for an app studio account http://apps.windowsstore.com/
2) Install this Microsoft app http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/preview-for-developers/178ac8a1-6519-4a0b-960c-038393741e96
3) Head into the settings of your phone and go to the phone update section and do a check. You'll find the update. The update is available from the same day it was announced..!! ;)

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories