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Report: 43% of U.S. Windows Phone users are using Windows Phone 8

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43% of U.S. Windows Phone users are using Windows Phone 8

43% of U.S. Windows Phone users are using Windows Phone 8

A tweet from mobile ad network Adduplex reveals that their data shows that 43% of U.S. Windows Phone users are usng Windows Phone 8. Considering that Windows Phone 8 handsets have only been available for a few months, it suggests that either 43% of Windows Phone 7.x users have upgraded their phone (which would be unrealistic because most are still locked into a two-year contract), or the size of the Windows Phone user population in the states has doubled over the last few months.

The mobile ad network is expected to reveal its full report on Windows Phone 8 next week, at which time we should have a better idea of what is driving these numbers. Meanwhile, reports that the HTC Windows Phone 8X has been flying off the shelf and that demand for the Nokia Lumia 920 is outpacing supply, suggest that 2013 could be the year that Windows Phone 8 starts to gain marketshare in the U.S. at the expense of iOS, Android, or both.

source: @AlanMendelevich via WMPoweruser

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:05

1. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I highly doubt it. I really want Windows Phone 8 to succeed, I really do. However my hopes for it aren't high at all; doubling the market share of WP8 only brings them up total to like what, 4% of total smartphone market share? Windows Phone 8 just doesn't have any unique or interesting selling points. Any increase they do get is based strictly on hardware, something Microsoft should be grateful to HTC and Nokia for.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:20 3

3. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


MS is new in smartphone only 2 years hardly with full OS competing with IOS android guess they have to keep some sides locked so they can concentrate on basic things done first rather leave all strings open then people will comeback saying bugs crashes freezes reboots. to me they looks to be playing safe or atlest every OEM and MS is trying to stay on safer side

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:37 5

4. rsiders (Posts: 282; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


My coworker's Galaxy S 3 has frozen several times already and she just got it.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:00 2

12. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Its a shame you coworker isn't fortunate enough to get the the international one. The us version is just junk.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:51

18. b1acktiger (Posts: 208; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Its good that only freezes, If it was international version it would have been dead in the middle of something !

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:10 1

14. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Just because you have something to smile about it doesn't mean you have to target the Android best seller.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:43

17. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


If it is with Android - no surprise, dude.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 10:39

20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


..your point?
Is that supposed to be the reason why Galaxy S3 is on top three highest user-graded phones on every carrier?

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:22

23. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


comeon S3 isnt the reson behind frezes and crahses we all know why they crash

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:29

25. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


What the?
My brain just got hurt.
Please, put one and one together and try to understand what I said.

And answer me, why THERE'S NO WP8 DEVICES near the top of carriers consumer satisfaction charts?

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 12:01 2

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


Nokia Lumia 920 is both a reliable and satisifying device for it's owners. I suggest you buy one, so that you can see for yourself...

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 00:36

36. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


who said wp8 is on top chart deff i said we all know why SGS3 freeze and crashes answer stock android without custome roms :P iwasnt talking bad about the fame since it is good phone harware vise but android is buggy even after 5 years

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:02

22. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I have no idea what you just said. Regardless the inexperience Microsoft has, they'll be in the phone market for almost three years this year, they're making horrible marketing decisions and horrible product decisions. Nothing about WP8 makes it better than Android. It has no leg up over the other two competing OS's which each have their Ups and Downs. Windows Phone is cool because it's different but it has no exceptionally great Up's while having all the downs of the other OS's. It's a flop unless they get the software to match the hardware.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:28

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


for IOS like closed OS with lots of OEM support i guess its not like adnroid more targeted like IOS but in moderate way and why you android guys always ignore how crapy and pathetic android was untill 4 years past in development and there asnt any app store even for it no dual cores no hig res screen just cuz it was competing apple people were buying now wp8 is not starting like android it has solid performance i run moblie for months before shuting it down forget about crash and it is only 1 year old OS i bet u never used it , and besides please tell me wht is bad about it dont start custom roms and those stuff that android requires to work fine othervise stock android crashes and stock WP is best already and apps gonna come in time and are coming

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:46 1

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


You forget that Android is inherently insecure, and badly fragmented. It will never be accepted into the corporate work place due to it's unfortunate lack of security protocols. Also, WP8 naturally sycnronizes better with PC's, and most people still own desktops and laptops that use Microsoft Windows...

Again, business wants security and integretion, the likes of which Android and iOS fail to deliver...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:53 2

27. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats an UrbanMyth if I ever heard one.

Android gets security clearance more often and faster than other OS's because its MORE SECURE. It is not badly fragmented, that is apple user jargon. In fact, if you look at the reality, iOS is just as bad or worse. They just finally got over the air updating with iOS5. Did you really think that every iOS user ran to the computer for every little update that apple pushed out? no.. no they didnt. iOS is spread over more active versions than android could ever dream of because of that.

Android also has MORE security protocols than things like iOS or even WP8 and more options. However because there are different flavors of android it makes it harder to control uniformly. But that has changed with ICS.

facts > fiction

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:55

28. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


You're wrong. Android fragmentation hasn't been a problem since the release of ICS. Android isn't insecure unless you're a complete 'tard that clicks porn ads on a website. However, you're correct in that businesses are not going with Android, they aren't going with Windows either. Because Windows is buttf**kingly useless compared to every other smartphone like I've been saying. There is nothing about it that makes it considerable against competeing devices.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 12:12

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


Why do you think Android has so many Appz? I'll give you a hint: it's because Google doesn't bother to check the integrity of the wares it's peddling. It's basically an "open" system, meaning that it lacks security checks that might prohibit malcious code from being sold over the virtual counter. You can lambast Microsoft and Apple for remaining less open minded, but both offer better security and controls than Google provides...

The corporate world isn't about to let the horse inside the gate, and no matter how popular or successful Android becomes for consumers, it will never be suitable for business environments.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:18 2

34. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


More UrbanMyths eh?

Google DOES integrety and app checks on apps sold in google play. 99% of all "malicious apps" are found OUTSIDE of the Play Market... aka from websites.

Android is the first and for the longest time ONLY OS other than BB to get the highest government security clearance in the land. Neither W7/8 or iOS were able to do such a thing.

So lets see... spy clearance >>>>> business security... Android security > W8

Windows phone 8 is a great OS, but its missing some things to make it complete. Businesses will use W8 devices as they tie directly into W8 computers as they upgrade. Oh, and there's that whole "everyone is dumping exchange support because MS wants mo money" bit. So either businesses stay windows devices only to get exchange support, or they go IMAP/POP3.

Most businesses these days are a "bring your own device" company, so its up to the end user to decide how he wants to connect. Only the highest of security needs stay on dedicated servers... and when they do that, they stay on RIM's BES servers, not MS's exchange.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 00:40

37. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


still u havent even described what parts of wp8 is useless of lacks what u just keep bashing with no arguments atlest the other guy is pointing out real things he is doubtfull about

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 12:24 1

32. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You clearly have no idea on what you talk about.
Just as I suspected.
A typical WP fan knowing nothing about Android.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/03/tech/mobile/government-android-phones/index.html

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/08/phonesat/

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 12:35

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


Google's share of corporate enterprize level computing is still largely non-existant, and nobody wants Chrome OS. Microsoft owns the business world, and after RIM dies off, WP devices will likely replace Blackberry.

Those of you that haven't tried WP8, give it a shot, and you'll find out that it's faster and more secure than Android on any given day of the week...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:22 1

35. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You're an ignorant who obviously did not use JB on the high end hardware.
My S3 is just wonderfully fast and smooth. I tried WP, and it definitely doesn't feel superior in that regard.
On contrary, I think my Android phone is the smoothest, sleekest OS experience I ever had.

Here's JB vs WP8 on the SAME PROCESSOR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4LFVRYoBYo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 00:46 1

38. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


pony not everyone can have SGS3 or 4 or 5 in future so when they buy lower end they start hating android this is where fragmentation really kills and its no balance of android optimization for all the moblies unless u overclock or overcook ur med range android beyond limits on the other hand wp is quite linear in all range from cheapest wp to top end basic response is prety similar lagg free only the apps limitation comes due to resources they require

Android is epic fail as u lower the specs with same JB or ICS what ever they come up WP 7.0-7.8 every range worked smooth all all wp8s are at same performance so i must say MS has pulled off the best of this part so dont even think about comparing android performance with wp

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 03:08

39. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


BS!
Your post is epic fail, and it makes me doubt you ever used Android.
Let's say you're on the market for a NEW phone, starting from lowest windows phone price.

This will get you a dual core android with ICS(Xperia U for example ) to compare with the low end WP.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:59

40. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


uh BS i doubt u ever used a phone you know top moblie of the year 2011 and 2012 was from samsung (android) and worest 2 moblies was also from Samsung(android) guess its on PA , search ur self it explains why low end android is called worst moblie of the year from so called best OEM and i am not making this up it was PA news

and yehaa in some benchamrk wp8 med range can beat top end android its also on PA news

u saying i never used android as if it is not in my area half of my office has one all differnet while SGS2 was ok but it got funny to see how low end performed in front of me laggy like android 2.0

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:23

42. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Gosh what a retard

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:51

45. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well i cant change ur mind even i show the facts u are just another blind deff dumbstruck fool who rather stay in fantasy then hear the truth or just another 4 year old kid playing with dads phone

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 15:55

48. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You don't know the definition of a fact you dimwitted spongebrain!!
And you obviously are unable to grasp the simple point I was illustrating to you. You're a complete moron and I'm making this reply only because I'm in a bad enough mood. You're not worthy of a reply.

Anyway.. ultra low end WP phones DO NOT EXIST.
Because WP CANNOT work on a hardware that Android can.
WP 7.5 requires a minimum 1ghz processor while WP 8 needs dual core one.

Android is the only option for a low end smartphone because it can run on a cheap enough hardware.
Hence your whole little comparison is nothing but ignorant, double standard idiotism.

Nokia Asha series is the only other semi-comparable thing in the price range of those androids you talk about

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 08:29

43. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


a low end android device is a dual core high performance monster of last year. Hell, you can get the SGS3 for free on a sale, so what is more "low end" than free?

It is a far cry from the 700mhz single core low end WP7 devices.

Your troll opinion is nothing more than a bad troll itself. Your arguments are as outdated as they come.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:52

46. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


not everywhere :\

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:05

41. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Are you retarded.. MS has been in the smart phone market since 2004, years before Andriod or iOS.. Do a search for the HTC Universal. Andriod isn't a whole lot different than the old WindowsMobile 6.53 it was copying at the time. WindowsPhone is new and innovate.. Android is trying to be innovative with an older system, and iOS is stuck in the past as far as its GUI and OS is concerned.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 08:32

44. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


are you serious?

Android is NOTHING like Winmo 6xx. not a damn thing. Yea, it has similar features like cut n paste, multitasking, ect, but they share no common actual bones. Android is based of linux, windows mobile is based on windows CE kernels.

WP is new, but its modeled after a hybrid of iOS with sprinkles of android. It is controlled and curated just like iOS which is the OPPOSITE of all other windows products.

Its great to love a tech or whatever, but my god.. be educated in your responses.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:53

47. haseebzahid (Posts: 1833; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


yes android got copied over from Symbian True story :P and symbian maybe from xyz and story continues till the birth of mankind :\

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:06 5

2. rsiders (Posts: 282; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Great news for Windows Phone fans like myself.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:39

5. Aeires (unregistered)


"43% of the ad traffic Adduplex monitors is WP8" is a more accurate assessment. There's no way 43% of all US smart phones are WP8.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:42

6. Tones (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Its 43% of windows phone users, which probably isnt that many at all.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:45 1

7. Aeires (unregistered)


*Reaches for the caffeine.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:47 2

9. Tones (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


lol. on a slightly related note, i seen someone on the bus this morning using a Windows Phone. No idea if 7 or 8, but its the first time i have ever seen someone with a windows phone

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:52 2

10. Aeires (unregistered)


One of the nurses I work with has one, it's actually a great looking phone. I think it was one of the HTC models, looked solid and the screen was really vivid.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:10 1

15. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I wouldnt say "no way". WP8 is more widely available than WP7 which was really only for sale on Tmobile and ATT for the longest time. Adding VZW and soon Sprint to the W8 market will help it grow much quicker.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:47

8. Tones (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


oooops, double post

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:56 6

11. Sarajevo (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


This mean that there was sold almost more WP8 phones in 2 moths than WP7.x phones for more than one year in the US. It means that sale of WP8 is, at least, 4 time bigger than it was sale of WP7.x... If this is a true, than good work MS and Nokia. This year will be year of rising up for Nokia...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:05 3

13. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


Hristos se rodi :)
Hope to see Nokia rise up,I`m Android n Symbian user. :)

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:40

16. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


That's very good news for MS and Nokia. It is tha fastest growing eco-system now. And probably the best.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 10:32

19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Alan, are you dumb?
Even if number of WP phones doubled, it doesn't mean it will take away market share from iOS and Android.
For that to happen, it will have to sell MORE phones in comparison.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 10:50

21. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it will take a way share, just not enough to be statistically relevant... yet. mobile is still a fast growing market, so there is more than enough room for another major OS.
MS is in a long term strategy and long term big pay off. WP8 will pick up quite a bit of steam in the next year or so.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:57

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


I get the feeling Google and Apples fans don't like the fact that Microsoft and Nokia are looking to crack their markets. WP8 is a great mobile operating system: it's very smooth, and robust, and it's not surprising to me to discover that it's already making inroads. It should be remembered that there are still roughly 500 million PCs, and the majority use the Microsoft Windows operating system. Did anybody seriously believe that Microsoft would sit idle, and let Google and Apple steal the show uncontested?

I predict that 2013 will be a year of explosive growth for Windows smartphones and tablets alike...

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