New data from AdDuplex shows big changes in Windows Phone statistics
Most notably, Verizon has seen the most movement in terms of declining share of activity. It was not that long ago where data from AdDuplex showed Verizon based traffic was eclipsing even AT&T, whose long relationship with Nokia has given that carrier a strong position with Windows Phone.
Nokia obviously owns the Windows Phone market, over 93% at this point and Windows Phone 8 is over 80% versus Windows Phone 7. When it comes to which version of the Windows Phone 8 being run, 47% of Windows Phone devices are running the latest GDR3 update which is a sharp increase since the beginning of 2014, though there is still a sizable 41% that is on the GDR2 release from earlier last year.
The Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 521 are not just for “growth markets” or “developing markets” (whatever you want to call them), Nokia’s value leader has over half of the US market with the 521 from T-Mobile (and presumably MetroPCS) grabbing 37% and the Lumia 520 taking on 17%. The Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 822, and HTC 8X round out the top five models in the US.
Another areas where we have seen movement is carrier share of Windows Phone. AT&T has been at the top for some time now at 33%, but if you take the number two and three spots of T-Mobile and MetroPCS into account, Team Magenta rules the Windows Phone sphere with a combined share of nearly 40%. When you consider that Walmart’s Family Mobile, showing up with a little over 4%, uses T-Mobile’s network, the United States’ fourth largest carrier dominates even more. Verizon now trails them all at a bit over 13%. Sprint is nowhere to be found.
The Nokia Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 920, Lumia 625, and Lumia 720, appear to hold the top five devices worldwide. With subtle differences between the given set of countries sampled, that ranking is largely the same across the board except in France and Poland, where the HTC 8S holds notable share of the market. For those that want to know, the Lumia 1020 ranked 15th, the Lumia 1520 ranked 20th, the Lumia 1320 ranked 23rd, and the Lumia Icon ranked 38th worldwide.
AdDuplex bases its reports off of data collected from over 3,500 apps running the company’s SDK. The sample covers many thousands of devices overall. There can be some arguments made about the data relying on a device running an app that has the SDK in use, but it gets put to use often enough that AdDuplex sees devices being tested that we do not know much about.
For example, the company has seen more Samsung device activity lately than at any other time which is significant considering the number of Windows Phone devices the company has available. There has also been a lot of activity from China with a Nokia Model RM-1010, likely an exclusive Chinese model with an unusual resolution of 854x480 (probably an indicator of on-screen navigation buttons). Various versions of the Nokia Lumia 630 have been seen as well, also with the unusual resolution of 854x480.
Windows Phone Statistics
1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Where's the silly dude with the GS2?.... Lol!...
2. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4303; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
see the pie shows that nokia 9 and 10 and 8 series sales are declining which you stated me on the other article
soon the haters will be coming lol...
i really like the avatar; i love wp, but i dont ..... ile wait for wp10 till its nearly half matured like android
44. sgodsell (Posts: 1222; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The true numbers are the sales numbers. The last quarter told the world how well WP was doing. Globally 8.8 million WP sold in Q4 2013, 51 million iPhones and 226 million Android phones were sold in the same holiday quarter. That 8.8 million WP devices sold is down from the previous quarter Q3 2013 of 9.5 million devices. That works out to 3.1% of the smartphone market for Q4
7. vijaysivakula (Posts: 164; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Me. I am the silly dude with the GS2.
And not able to decide how to move forward, Android or WP8? Nexus5 / Xperia Z2 / Compact or Galaxy S5 or Lumia 1520?
9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Just try something different!.. Just try WP while you have the chance.. Get the best WP device you can, and if you can't live with it them just exchange it for something else before it's too late... No big deal.. I mean, what do you have to loose?.... You might just like it...
WP doesn't offer as much as iDroid, but somehow it just works.. Not for everybody, but it might for you... Who cares?.. Really, its about how trouble free your smartphone experience is,, not if you have access to 8millon apps.. Once again, who cares... The hardware is there, at least the basic features are in 8.1... Just try it for Christ sake.... Be open minded.. I'm only telling you to try WP because I know you've already tried Android, iOS?.. I wouldn't tell someone to get something that wouldn't fit them.. So, like I said.. Try WP, and if it sucks for you, then f##k WP!
14. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
"The hardware is there"
Only the hardware.
"at least the basic features are in 8.1."
so you accept the current WP 8.0 doesn't have the basic features?
Add to that, WP 8.1 public release is unknown, one should be cautious of getting a WP device (or any device, if WP interests you) till they see 8.1 . The sate in which it is now is not good.
15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yes, WP 8.0 is missing basic features.. It sucks.. Old news... Let him find out how bad it sucks for himself... He's not you... He's not stupid enough to continue to use it if he doesn't like it.... Give him more credit than you do for yourself..
27. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
"Yes, WP 8.0 is missing basic features.. It sucks.. Old news."
Its present news.
"Give him more credit than you do for yourself.."
I am giving him the current state of the platform, since i use it. Its upto him to heed or ignore.
19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Lol!!! Comment #34... That's you!!!!!!!!!!
You got tricked!!!!!... Oh man you trolls are hilarious.... LMFAO!!!
20. papss (unregistered)
That really made my day❕ I actually laughed out loud.
23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Lol!!!... He's here for our entertainment.. Maybe we can use him after all...
28. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Calling people who point out the flaws in WP as trolls, won't save WP.
Oh and i haven't been in that article.
Whats more unbearable than WP? WP fans.
Actually no. You guys are more manageable than WP.
22. papss (unregistered)
You forgot something at the beginning or end... In your opinion. Stop posting your short sided comments as fact.
32. sgodsell (Posts: 1222; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
You say be open minded. Too bad the platform and the company behind the platform aren't more open minded.
37. znellu (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
That's why you have an option of using Android. Be open as much as you want :D
41. vijaysivakula (Posts: 164; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
No point in being open and having an OS that sucks big time. Windows Phone is a very stable and secure smartphone OS. That it is not open is good because that can be kept secure. That it is not open to customization is also not a problem when you can use it as it is. IPhone is not customisable and has sold millions. Open customisability is not the only definition for a smartphone os. Suggest you dont limit your mind with that single parameter.
43. vijaysivakula (Posts: 164; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
I would love to try it out and I am sure I would love it. Unfortunately if I dont like it or am not comfortable using it I wouldnt have the option of returning or exchanging it like you suggested.
I am from India. If and when I do decide what to buy I would have to use it for at least 2 / 3 years before I muster enough courage to ask my wife to consider a replacement. You do understand that I have been using a GS2 for 3 years now in spite of all its shortcomings.
3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1287; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
480x854 is not unusual at all it's just not popular. Just because Samsung and HTC have never used such resolution doesn't make it unusual.
480x854 ~ 16:9
phones with such resolution existed since 2010.
unusual? I think not.
wasn't making a big deal out of this. :P
5. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1287; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
10. Gawain (Posts: 353; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
That is such a small list in the world of smartphones you did your point no favors. There aren't even 40 devices on that list, and none of them were what could be called best sellers except for maybe that Gtel A705i Ace, that sure took the world by storm... :-P
11. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1287; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
lol I know, small list but the point is that such resolution isn't unusual
40. AstronautJones (Posts: 262; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
habitually or typically occurring or done; customary
by definition, not typical IS unusual.
so the resolution here is UNUSUAL,
I get your point, it is a standard size, but I believe you misapplied the definition of unusual in this instance.
42. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1287; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I haven't misapplied the definition. It's done by a lot of Sony and Moto phones. Most of their WVGA displays were FWVGA.
8. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)
If I was able to put my itunes tv shows on WP I would get a WP ASAP but I'm afraid removing the drm will get me I'm trouble. Does anyone know exactly?
12. sip1995 (Posts: 810; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
As a greek i can say that Nokia lumia 520 is the most popular here, then is the 620 and on the 3rd place is the lumia 920/925 (available on any carrier). Another thing is that the Nokia lumia 925 is out of stock, cuz the carriers like Vodafone and Cosmote are pushing the windows phones as much as they can and recently they the lumia 925 for only €245.....cheap.
13. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Exactly what i've been saying. WP8, what small marketshare it has, is because of Nokia Lumia and specifically, the cheap Lumia 520, 525 and 620. Not the high end phones.
16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
This is new to you?..... It's always been that way, and MS/Nokia planned that..... You think this is some undesirable outcome?..... Your head... Wow!
29. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
It is undesirable since it gives the false impression that WP is doing well, and aids your slanders.
Its also bad because it makes MS more lazy than it already is in releasing updates.
17. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Because those who actually have the money to afford a high end phone, either choose an Android flagship or the iPhone.
21. papss (unregistered)
Funny cause I personally know a few that did just that? Don't pretend to know everything, not everyone is you. Some of us have our own minds and often buy multiple platforms because we aren't close minded like the one that you have in your skull.
18. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4303; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
me to ive said the same but rodney divulges the subject and states other things
25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yes.. When I see your comments I will not read them because you have lost all credibility.. So, if you don't want to be called a troll by me then do what you need to do to keep that from happening...
That's the downside of being a troll,, you don't get much respect... So, what are you going to be?
26. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4303; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
RODNEY SHHHHH AND BE QUIET SSSHHHHHH PLEASE AND STOP YOUR BLA BLA BLA
AND BE A NICE BOY AND NOT A FANBOY
30. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Did anyone else notice the percentage of lumia 1520 is higher in Malaysia than anywhere else?!
31. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 213; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
MS needs to release 8.1 fast and do some good marketing and try to take WP smartphone share to at least 10%. Once such a point is reached, WP will build its own momentum.
33. abhi24 (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Mar 2014)
My next phone might well be wp 9.0 or maybe later version
Got myself lumia 520 last year, and honestly apart from camera apps from nokia, didn't find anything interesting. Had it for two months n then handed it over to my mom. That metro tile interface is outright disgusting for me.
I ain't into OS or brand fanboyism. Using BlackBerry Z10 along with an iPod touch 5G. And just retired my 5y old n reliable N95 8gb by a Galaxy S4.
39. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
The live tile UI isn't for everyone. Some might like it and some won't. Me for an example the moment I saw Nokia was going with WP I was upset! I used to bash WP7 and used to say all negative things about it! But after using it I can honestly say its way better than any other phone I had!
Live tile's for me is basically the same as widgets or icons but its just bigger! But I have started to get bored with icon based UI's like Android. Even Windows 95 was a Icon based UI similar to Android.
34. Osman (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Bashers be like WP8 lack this feature and that feature which are in Android & iOS, when some of these feature comes with an update to WP8... They are like MS copied Android or iOS... while ignoring they were the one who were first complaining about it by comparing to the other operating systems. Get your facts straight.
35. papss (unregistered)
Its typical of the narrow mindedness of some of the fandroids on here.. Its funny and pathetic
36. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
The fact, its lacking, an compared to others, its really far behind period.
Thems the facts, got it yet?
45. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 756; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
There is a reason VZW is picking up quality devices now... Unfortunately, they do not offer a budget phone (like the Lumia 520) or else their piece of the pie would go up as well. Charts are so misconstrued, people are not smart enough to interpret charts knowledgably.