AdDuplex statistics tease Windows Phone 8.1 gaining market dominance, and maybe as many as three new Microsoft phones

AdDuplex statistics tease Windows Phone 8.1 gaining market dominance, and maybe as many as three new Microsoft phones
On a regular basis, AdDuplex provides some great data about the disposition of the Windows Phone platform. The information is drawn from the ad services that the company provides to developers who use the app to help monetize their platforms.

While the information cannot be construed as a truly complete picture of the state of Windows Phone, it is typically the most detailed information provided from any perspective.

In preparing the next report, AdDuplex founder and CEO Alan Mendelevich tweeted a few teasers about what he was seeing in the ether of Windows Phone. Based on the traffic AdDuplex is serving, it looks like Windows Phone 8.1 is now installed on the majority of devices, casting a shadow over Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.

Even more interesting than that though is the indication that at least three new device model numbers are appearing in AdDuplex’s logs. Bearing a mix of Microsoft or Nokia branding, the screen resolutions indicate display sizes between 4-inches and 5.7-inches.

Is that a guarantee of new devices coming down the line for the holidays? Frankly, we do not know. The Lumia 830 is new to the scene, but as a mid-range device, it would not be difficult to steal its thunder with a new flagship. The rumor mill has been rather quiet since the device codenamed McLaren was shelved.

What do you think is next in line for Windows Phone? What kind of spec sheet would you like to accompany a new larger-screened Windows Phone?

source: Alan Mendelevich (Twitter)

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11 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

It's obvious that they are preparing for a flagship. Good to see WP growing.

2. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I need a flagship with dual-SIM.

3. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

January's CES 2015 sounds like a good time for an announcement.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like losing the 2014 Xmas holiday sales race with a CES 2015 announcement.

4. Furbal unregistered

They need to make an 830 with a snaodragon 801 and more ram. I'd like a smaller alternative to my 1520

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

1520 is now a little over a year old, which in tech-land, is old. Time for an update. Only Q is when. 1520 replacement should have dropped by now. Losing the Xmas holiday sales will further reduce WP market share. Elop is now screwing MS. How poetic.

9. Furbal unregistered

Very surprised there have been practically zero flagships launched this year. The 930 was just a rebadge...and the icon was Verizon only.

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Two flagships are needed. A 1520 replacement, and a 1020 replacement. Next year there should be a 940, which goes back to the iconic designs of the 920, 925, 1020, 1320, 1520, etc, rather than the semi-blocky shapes of the 930 (which is mostly uncomfortable to hold) and 830 (which isn't as bad thanks to the contoured back, but the edge is still slightly harsh).

8. RoyRoy

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

i want windows phone has at least 2GB RAM on 4.5 - 5 screen display and has 2600mAh battery~

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

1020, battery is a little less but we get a full days use out of it.

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

No Nokia, no bueno...

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