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Mendelevich: Windows Phone 8.1 is on 7.7% of Windows Phone handsets

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Mendelevich: Windows Phone 8.1 is on 7.7% of Windows Phone handsets
Being the founder of a Windows Phone mobile ad network, means that you are privy to a whole bunch of information that the average Joe on the street can't see. But luckily for us Joes, Alan Mendelevich of AdDuplex makes sure to share some of this information every month or so. And among the data he has for us this month, is the current head count on Windows Phone 8.1 users.

Available to those registered as Windows Phone developers, or out of the box to buyers of the Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 635, Windows Phone 8.1 is now running on 7.7% of Windows Phone models. That is up from the 5.2% of Windows Phone users running the latest Windows Phone build last month. Windows Phone 7.x is still powering 17% of the Windows Phone market.

The data also shows that the most popular Windows Phone model, the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520, might have hit a peak. Last month, the phone owned 33.7% of the global Windows Phone market. That figure is down to 31.6%, which is still impressive nonetheless. The Nokia Lumia 625 and Nokia Lumia 930 remain numbers two and three with market shares of 7.3% and 6.9% respectively. Red hot is the Nokia Lumia 630, moving up 10 places during the last month, to now occupy the 20th spot among Windows Phone's heavy hitters.

In the U.S., the Nokia Lumia 520 owns 33.8% of the market. The T-Mobile branded twin, the Nokia Lumia 521, has 17.9%, while the Nokia Lumia 920 owns 8%. China is one of the rare countries where Windows Phone is not led by the Lumia 520. Instead, the Nokia Lumia 920 leads the way with 19.5% of the Chinese market, followed by the 9.8% owned by the Nokia Lumia 520. The Nokia Lumia 925 is third with 9.6%.

Windows Phone 8.1 is now on 7.7% of Windows Phone handsets, according to AdDuplex

Windows Phone 8.1 is now on 7.7% of Windows Phone handsets, according to AdDuplex


source: WPCentral

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posted on 28 Jun 2014, 06:18 4

1. Liveitup (Posts: 1226; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Nice adoption rate.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 06:18 1

2. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 719; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Lumia 530? You mean Lumia 520, right?

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 06:34

3. DogeShibe (Posts: 341; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Don't know what's going on!
WPC mentioned Lumia 505!

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 19:35

35. rromerof (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Lumia 505 is one of this entry level phones that are sold only in LatinAmerica

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 06:38 1

4. DogeShibe (Posts: 341; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


They need to implement better marketing strategy. They should use the Nokia Tune & it's (Nokia's) great history. People still turn heads when they hear the great Nokia Tune.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 07:24 3

5. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 931; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


That Nokia is dead and gone. Nokia is just a name in mobile, now, no different than any other brand that has died and been resurrected for commercial use. Zombie Nokia.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 10:36 2

12. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2007; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Can you also please turn into a zombie, the one that is COMPLETELY dead?

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 11:07 4

13. Liveitup (Posts: 1226; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Microsoft is rumored to be Licensing the Nokia name beyond what was agreed upon as reported today. Originally working on the 32 000 Nokia employees that was making all those great Lumias will be making future Lumias minus those who worked at the plant in India that the government is not giving to Nokia, so how is Nokia dead explain it to me?. Same employees, same name currently and possibly years into the future, more money.

Quit the hating.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 11:29 1

14. medicci37 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


MS ruined Nokia. not hating cause idc being that id never buy any pos MS device again. after windows vista & zune i never had any desire to buy any MS pruducts. ..Alsoi like inovation & the latest features so...

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:47 4

25. Liveitup (Posts: 1226; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


So many things wrong with your comment. Nokia damaged itself when it was too slow transitioning from Symbian in the face of growing competition from Iphone and Android. Microsoft had nothing to do with Nokia's fall from grace. Elop came to Nokia after the damage was done. Don't take my word for it or anyone else, look it up, read the burning platform memo, that was written by Elop in relation to what was happening he came onboard.

Blame Ollie for what happened, not Elop as people so wrongly do.

Nokia has a board of directors who influences decisions no matter who the CEO is. With WP Nokia was actually growing when the D&S division was sold, again look up the facts so tell me how did Microsoft destroy Nokia. Microsoft saved Nokia not destroy it. What MS and Nokia did was bring a close relationship closer and I fully support that.

Lumia devices are quality. MS innovates. The design language the world and your fav OS is using is Microsoft UI inspired. The only thing that seems like a POS is your knowledge of what's going on, no offense meant.

I like what Microsoft and Nokia are doing. Apparently the big boys Android and iOS do too. I like the underdogs whether its WP or BB. Support choice especially when its valid, no need for hate.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 13:08 2

26. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2007; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Nokia killed itself when it didn't innovate more with their phones, and particularly, Symbian OS. WP was their best option. If only Nokia had released a WP in 2010, when WP's were new on the block and there was a wave of WPs being released from HTC, Samsung, Dell and many more. They still had money and brand recognition in 2010. Had they released a WP7 Lumia, they would still be independent of MS today, and be among the top smartphone OEMs in the world today. Not only that, WP would have had much more market share now, IF ONLY Nokia had adopted WP earlier. Anyways, the past is past. It can't be changed. And you sitting in you chair and saying that MS ruined Nokia, you know NOTHING about running a Multinational Company, so keep your stupid opinion to yourself. Microsoft is the best thing that could have happened to Nokia. Now under the billions of money at MS, Nokia can innovate even more and release even more awesome Windows Phones. And also, while I agree that Vista was a disaster, Zune was great. I still have my Zune HD to date. And it is an awesome product. MS is still for me, the most innovative company, having created the best desktop OS and the first REAL smartphone OS in the world with WM. So again, your opinion is worth NOTHING. Keep it to yourself.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 00:59

40. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3206; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Good joke, had a nice laugh, old man. :)

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 10:00

43. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2007; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Get off me dude. You're still a kid, and I prefer holes. Go away!

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 11:39 5

16. oldhamletman (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


I thought that too, until I got a Lumia 1020... they fell behind for a while but Nokia is definitely making a best of the industry product now....

The 2nd best thing I ever did was leave Iphone for android... the best thing I ever did was leave android for windows phone...

a lot of people trash it because they havent really tried it, like used it for 90 days instead of just writing a fanboy post, but windows phone is really, genuinely the best and most secure OS out right now. Even apple thinks so as almost everything they introduced on IOS5 was a WP catchup feature

the only way android or apple beats Nokia is if you need 10,000 versions of angry birds..... now that I'm on windows phone I have a completely integrated business capable platform that is sandboxed so I don't have to worry about security issues... its so slick and easy to use that I cant believe I ever wasted time on android....

If you genuinely tried it.... genuinely... you would be shocked at how great it is.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:14 1

19. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Like the intelligent gentleman above you? Clearly he has no idea as he hasn't tried anything related to Microsoft since Zuni and Vista lol

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:35 1

23. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3206; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Hello papss! :)

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 17:52

33. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Excuse me?

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 01:11

41. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3206; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Admit it already, you are the same papss guy with more android friendly nature.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:30 1

21. gabrielvoica (Posts: 54; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


totally agree with u...i'm using the Nokia 1020 with WP8.1 dev preview and it's just great...used Ios and was a Android user ever since it launched but i gave up on those as with every sw update u only get a lot of issues and headaches...kitkat on my Z1 was the last drop for me...still,my tablet is running on Android but compared with WP it always lags behind...
as long as u don't use Wp or a Nokia device u can't make comments about them...
but fanboys will be fanboys forever...

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:41

24. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Ha! I've currently thought about picking up a used z1 myself. Always loved the look of Sony phones

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 19:44

36. rromerof (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Yes you are right! I just received my new Lumia 1020 one week ago and I am amazed with it. When I was buying such amazing phone, I noticed there is indeed a lot of demand for Lumia phones.

Today while I was in a bar watching the world cup, just in one table there were 4 Lumia phones. 2-L520, 1-L505 and my L1020

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 00:27 1

37. jojon (Posts: 76; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


..well said

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 19:19 1

34. fzacek (Posts: 1647; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Nokia is like Motorola right now. Motorola is owned by Lenovo, but that doesn't mean it is a zombie company that can't make great products...

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 07:45 4

6. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Good, I'm willing to bet on Windows phone 8.1 for my next phone. The only thing I will miss is the water proof feature of my s5.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 07:53 3

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 2911; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You can sell your s5 for two lumia 635. They are cheap.

If everyone want wp its going to cost more later.

Bye! And don't ever return to Android.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:17 1

20. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Cute that you want attention so much from me. Why don't you crawl back in that hole you call your life and never return. No one cares what you think so stfu

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 14:07 2

29. joey_sfb (Posts: 2911; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't believe you have an s5. You can't differential between a few months old s5 and lumia you shouldn't even comment about either.

Dumb Ass wp fan. Grow some balls just say I am a proud lumia owner. Just like I would an proud Android user.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 15:01 2

30. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I don't know what to tell you spermdroid but see my link and eat a bowl of Googles round ones
Joe Hartley shared "Screenshot_2014-06-28-15-55-40.png":https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=9F63399BB6CF810C!8076&authkey=!AOTtXi4oE5Lvxmo&v=3&ithint=photo%2c.png

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 15:15

32. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Or this one?
Joe Hartley shared "Screenshot_2014-06-28-16-13-34.png":https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=9F63399BB6CF810C!8077&authkey=!AFhuxr8w6U8jxl8&v=3&ithint=photo%2c.png

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 15:03

31. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Now what? Can't wait to hear your dumb a$$ say something

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 00:42

38. joey_sfb (Posts: 2911; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


That's actually worse. Ask yourself why would you put yourself in a submissive compromising mental state.

Be decisive pick the things you want and be happy with it!

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 07:07

42. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


No what's actually worse is that you were wrong and proven wrong and can't even admit it. Pretty pathetic dude. Also I am pretty happy with my s5 overall but really want a lumia to try as stated before. I love that you got two thumbs up for being completely wrong, spermdroids

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 00:47 1

39. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3206; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Hello papss(100% sure).

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 08:01 2

8. DogeShibe (Posts: 341; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Are you kidding? Don't you know nokia phones comes with Bullet Proof , Water proof , Shock Proof by default.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 08:20 2

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 2911; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


They are gods gifts to mankind!

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 09:20 1

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8291; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Unofficially.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 09:17 2

10. ThePython (Posts: 260; Member since: 08 May 2013)


It's obvious why Google and Apple like to mock Microsoft...

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 11:44

17. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1296; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


They mock each other. JUst like how Apple mocked Google with their Android OS.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 14:04 2

27. ThePython (Posts: 260; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Apple and Google both have "firepower" to mock each other, Microsoft, on the other hand...

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 14:05 1

28. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1296; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


They all have.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:32 1

22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3206; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Pot meet kettle?
*Cough Scroogle campaign Cough*

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 11:36 5

15. Penny (Posts: 1158; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


It's important to note that WP 8.1 has not been officially released yet, so this is a pretty solid percentage of people who have taken the initiative to sign up for the Developer Preview program. Once WP 8.1 is globally released, you will see pretty much all WP8 handsets upgraded to WP8.1.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:14 5

18. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Man using WP 8.1 has been simply amazing I love everything about this os especially the awesome keyboard and live tiles and guess what I got all these beautiful things with a beautifully designed phone ( Lumia 630 ) for just 149 dollar :))))

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