Want to know where Windows Phone outsells the Apple iPhone? Check out this infographic
0. phoneArena 03 May 2014, 12:28 posted on
Last December, there were 24 countries on this planet where Windows Phone handsets outsold the Apple iPhone. Windows Phone did have a good 2013. Research firm Kantar called it the fastest growing mobile OS in the world. Of course, Windows Phone did start the year with a low base, which made it easier to show a huge percentage gain. For example, in the U.S., 2013 saw Microsoft's mobile OS rise 67% to hold a 5% market share in the stateside smartphone market...
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39. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
MS only allows a specific set of hardware for WP to run on....
Until that changes....WP cant run on any Android hardware.
43. sgodsell (Posts: 3757; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Correction Windows phone 8.1 can only work with any Qualcomm CPU, and not any Android hardware.
40. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Lol. Everytime Microsoft gives away another batch of free Windows phone, it increases the market share. It's like AOL giving out all those CDs. It makes things look better than they are.
3. mturby (unregistered)
if android wouldn't exist, WP could been my 2nd choice.
5. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
Of course, Apple wouldn't care about market share since all they care about are profits. Good to see WP growing. Keep up the good work Nokia & Microsoft.
12. Lauticol (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
Or should you say "Microsoft & Microsoft"?
15. Ninetysix (Posts: 2452; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Do you have a job? Does your company care about your business profits?
26. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Correction...Apple doesnt care about market share ....anymore....
They did once upon a time when BB was the market share leader...and they were catching up to it. Jobs made sure to mention is in keynotes.
For some reason they dont as much anymore...if at all. They make sure to talk about profits tho.
11. Shujah (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Not that much people use WP in Pakistan as the infographic is showing.. Android and IOS mostly being used
14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The infographic also points out a verious serious problem for app developers -- massive fragmentation of the WP user base across languages and cultures. This makes it very costly and time consuming to make a WP app that a large fraction of the user base can utilize.
This sort of language/culture fragmentation is even worse than device fragmentation that we see with Android.
19. Kriksis (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Like language fragmentation didn't exist in iOS and ANDROID user base...
20. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
You missed the point. Because of Android's massive market share, you can develop for a much smaller number of languages and still be able to sell your apps to many possible customers. On the other hand, WP, is literally, "all over the map".
22. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Funny how all those WP users claim Android only sells well because of low price handsets. Oh the irony.
34. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
The no apps no games platform still falls behind BB
I don't think it would last another 2years till they introduce another platform which again will fail, because like its previous iteration it failed, what could would the new WP9 be
MS just give up, no one wants your empty platform and no apps and games
37. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Nah, not give up, open the heck up!
Be a contender, not a pretender.
Until then, it's high humor to watch the new kids flout it's all that abilities.
As well BBQ where needed.
42. checkmymike (Posts: 150; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
Im sure apple doesnt care too much for this. This just comprised of low end lumias with little to nothing profit margin.
49. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Well I guess this is mostly because Nokia's more diverse market from low end to high end. That's very different from apple who charge $1000 for their 64GB 5S and $550 for the 16GB 5C. If they (both apple and MS) keep the same strategy, in 2017/2018 iOS could have a very tough battle mantaining it's Second spot.
53. Scott93274 (Posts: 4857; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Maybe if Apple didn't make the mistake of making the iPhone an at&t exclusive for several years, they might have still been top dog in the smartphone market. It prevented a good majority of the cellular market from getting their hands on the device and by the time they opened up to other providers, Google already had consumers hooked with Android. The Motorola Droid was my first smartphone, and it’s the reason why I stayed with Google’s OS all these years. I think that Microsoft is a bit too late to the Smartphone/tablet party. It’s going to end up dying out like the Zune. But maybe I’m wrong, Cortana actually looks like it’s promising… a mix of Iris and Google Now.
55. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Malaysia and thailand ???? In here iPhone and samsung r the king and queen. Hardly see anyone own a windows phone. Highly doubt this inforgraphic.
60. Chrisyahya (Posts: 59; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
nope, i see much windows phone users at malls in malaysia.
57. joey_sfb (Posts: 5835; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
WP is a poor third option for me. I will take WinMo 6.5 over it. WinMo is less restrictive at least it come with a file manager.