Here's how Windows Phone developed throughout 2011 (infographic)

Here's how Windows Phone developed throughout 2011 (infographic)
After 2010 saw the launch of the first Windows Phone handsets, hopes were high for 2011 to become the year when Microsoft’s platform catches up with user. This hasn’t been the case, but with the huge Mango update and its compatibility with the first wave of devices, Redmond made a step in the right direction. And with Windows 8 almost right around the corner, we’re starting to look into a family of devices.

But what did 2011 bring exactly to Windows Phone? Microsoft came up with this infographic summing up all the important events for the platform, yet didn’t reveal the actual sales number.

First of all, the Windows Phone Marketplace has grown to more than 50,000 apps (over 55,000 currently), with the biggest chunk of them being ones for entertainment, productivity, books and games.

Actually, games dominated the app selection with 64% of paid downloads being games and 31% of the free app downloads. Developer interest has also grown and now there are 80,000 registered developers on the Marketplace.

Overall, Windows Phone has quietly evolved in 2011, but is still failing to lure users away from their iPhone and Android handsets. Is it missing something or is it just a question of time for it to catch up? Drop us your two cents in the comments below.

source: PCMag

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