Windows Phone now accounts for over 10% of European sales, Android still dominant
0. phoneArena 02 Dec 2013, 19:37 posted on
The view at the top of the mobile platform world isn't exactly the most exciting. Android has the lead and doesn't look to be giving up that position in the near future. The far more interesting action is happening on the lower end where Windows Phone is continuing its charge, especially in Europe where Microsoft's platform has taken over 10% of the recent smartphone sales...
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1. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Thats some good growth for Windows phone.
They extended the lead over iOS in Italy, equaled in Spain for first time, closing in on France despite the new iPhone releases.
In UK, Germany, Australia, US they are growing well even though the market share is still low.
Also, they are already leading iOS in many other countries like India, Mexico, Poland, etc... as per IDC.
People may argue that it is because of low end phones like 520 and 620, but the good thing is these low end phones can run almost all applications smoothly. So this helps in bringing new apps to the platform.
43. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
I like WP8, and unlike Android, it's not full of built-in trojan backdoors and other malware. Nice!
48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Lol that made me laugh because that isn't true.
63. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Yup, it is true. Researchers actually discovered some deliberate back doors left in Android which I presume was for the likes of the NSA, or some other 3rd party interested in harvesting personal data...
52. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
And how would you know? You seen the source code? Oh wait you can't, damn.
57. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
When your device simply works great you don't think about things like source code, rooting, a configuring.. You skip all of that at just enjoy the experience.
2. Derekjeter (Posts: 937; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
I want to change over to WP but i hear it doesnt even have the simple apps like Wellsfargo banking. Come on Microsoft this is where you need to surpass everyone else.
3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
There is Wells Fargo banking.. Don't listen to these haters down here ⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇
24. jroc74 (Posts: 6013; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
To be fair it just got released Aug this year. When he heard about it must've been during the summer time.
4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
6. mikelemon (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
Pure ignorance here LOL. I smell troll and fanboy
15. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Lack of apps is one part of the story. Lack of common features in the WP phones and lack of common sense in the WP designers is another.
39. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
alterecho, your android is bleeding your personal information out on the net ;o)
60. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
The Winboys are really getting Microd*cked, they really think that their precious M$ doesn't bleed data.
66. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
You really need to go back and read some more articles where multiple sources have confirmed that WP has now most important apps that any other platform does, including some exclusives and the app number has already reached critical mass. Lack of Apps is no longer a valid argument simply because its not true.
Also if the design was so bad why are other OS' copying features off of it including the Metro/Modern UI and live tiles, flat design, etc.
67. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
Majority Apps are up and running, several recent articles will confirm that most important apps on IOS and Android are now available in WP and the app count has reached Critical mass number.
5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Here comes all the non WP fans to tell us how much they don't like WP.. Who's first❔Come on, show us how petty you are..
8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
They'll make negative comments here just because there bored of their own platform.. They're guaranteed to show up because deep down inside they are interested in WP, and what it has to offer.. If not then why would the comment more on WP articles than their own platform❔❔
Wait, listen,, here they come look⬇⬇
13. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
Rotflmfao. rodneyej1 you are making me lmao really. You joker.
You Are a real NokiaFanboy..
Please go away you, you make me laugh to much
16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
And, there's our first true WP fan right here⬆⬆⬆ He couldn't resist.. Congratulations on making my point that much more valid.. What would we do without you..
12. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
Ok then, here goes...
NokiaWp has no apps and games, aswell as no feautres....
All over Europe, Asia, America, public are buying Nokia phones as their trash around phone. Nokia is known for selling cheap low budget devices.
Gone are the days for their Nseries, Eseries, 8series sirrocco. Them and that was the original Nokia.
What is this Lamia..... nonsense.... it"s no way near the Nseries
20. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
So you have to like WP, or you're petty? How petty of you forcing an OS on someone.
25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Your intelligence level... Who said you have to like WP or you're petty❔.. Who said that❔ What are you talking about for the fifth time today❔ You always have some totally missed point comments on every WP article... And you are number 3❕
you're the third one of the worst of who I was talking about...
Spectrums... You're up.
29. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Give it up. Don't care about your pointless counting, and I don't care about how with you it's only WP or nothing. It's a free world, if someone has something they want to express about WP, good or bad, it's their choice. Why don't you stop acting petty and let people have their say. If you disagree, act like an adult and be civil about it.
36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
So you're saying that you haven't had your say about WP❔ Is this the first article you've made negative comments on about WP❔ Will this be the last❔ Have you ever said anything positive about WP❔.. I don't care about what platform you or anybody uses, and you know the last thing I would do is try to force WP in anyone.. I don't care about you that much, so get over yourself.. My point is that the same guys, you include, just keep repeating yourselves on every WP article with your negativity.. Do you think your voice hasn't been heard yet❔ Huh❔.. You've made your point long, long ago.. We know that you don't like WP.. Listen❕ WE KNOW THAT YOU DON'T LIKE WP❗.. Now, if you keep saying it after that fact don't get mad if you're called out as a hater❕
You see my reply to the guy below❔ He said that he wouldn't buy a WP device, but he gave credit where credit is due.. I can respect that.. But, don't mistake me for some punk that's gonna sit here and listen to you ask for my respect when you, and your buddies like yourself, have been disrespectful to so many WP fans on every single WP related article.. Tell me something.. How many post have you made on WP articles today, and how many of them gave credit where credit is due❔ Then tell me how many comments you've made on Android related articles.... Don't give me that crap.. You're not dealing with who you think you are, kid.
44. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
PBXtech, Member since: 21 Oct 2013. Rather recent, not so much long ago as you make out.
You don't know me, and from your comments, you certainly don't know anything about me. But you seem to think you have me completely figured out, which is all completely wrong.
Good luck, enjoy your phone like I enjoy mine, whatever that might be. Don't really care what you use, nor do I feel diminished because I use a different phone OS than what you use. Moving on, nothing left to say to you as long as you're going to falsely stereotype me.