Finland has the highest Windows Phone web traffic usage

Finland has the highest Windows Phone web traffic usage
According to the latest data from StatCounter, 7.59% of Finnish web traffic runs through a Windows Phone powered phone. That is the highest percentage of web traffic coming from a Windows Phone device in any country on this planet. This might not come as a surprise though, considering that Finland is home to Nokia, the manufacturer of the Windows Phone powered Lumia series. Unfortunately, there is a big drop off after the top spot as Iceland's 2.30% is good enough for second place. Ironically, countries  like the U.S. and the U.K., where Nokia has spent a ton of money to promote the Lumia handsets, are not in the top ten list of countries using phones driven by Microsoft's mobile OS to browse the web.

Of the countries in the top ten, Germany is the largest and finds itself in the middle of the pack with 1.67% of its web traffic attributed to Windows Phone usage. Globally, only .53% of web traffic comes from a Windows Phone unit. Of course, market share and web usage are not  the same thing and the latest information from IDC shows that 2.2% of smartphones used around the world are Windows Phone models, meaning that there is still a long road ahead for the OS if it is going to become the global powerhouse that iOS and Android are.

source: Pingdom via WPCentral

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6 Comments

1. dkreventon

Posts: 5; Member since: May 28, 2012

Nokia is mostly made in Finland, guess the result.

2. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

could be a #fail if microfkia cant do it right

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Not surprised at all, its just like how the iPhone was leading in America in the early years of Android. Nokia has the home country advantage.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not suprising. Nokia is Finland's darling.

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Dahhhhhhhhh

6. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Windows phone like iOS offers a closed system. Any platform offering close system just give one straightforward message. "Either you are with us, follow us, and take what we give or you can go to hell". The reason i am not going to be their sheep; though I admit they make really cool phones especially Nokia.

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