Latest data from IDC shows Windows Phone growing its global share 156% in Q3
posted by Alan F. / Nov 12, 2013, 1:01 PM
For Windows Phone, this represents a huge 156% increase from last year's third quarter. It was also the best performing OS in the period. Android, with 211.6 million units shipped, owned a whopping 81% market share in the third quarter which was a 51.3% increase from last year. Apple's iOS had a strange quarter. Shipments increased to 33.8 million from 26.9 million, but thanks to the huge increase in overall smartphone shipments, the iOS market share for the third quarter declined from 14.4% to 12.9%.
BlackBerry lost 41.6% of its share in the period and owns 4.5% of the smartphone market. The "Others" category lost 80.1% of its share, dropping from 4.5% to .6% of the smartphone market.
Windows Phone has been feeling its oats lately, thanks in part to the huge success of the low-end Nokia Lumia 520/521. Nokia also has been wowing high-end smartphone buyers with cameras that shine even when pictures are taken in low-light conditions. Now that the GDR3 update allows Windows Phone manufacturers to offer handsets with the same specs as your high-end Android models, we could see the platform continue to add market share in the months ahead.
IDC also discovered that the average selling price for a new smartphone declined 12.5% in the quarter, to a price of $317. Phablet prices averaged $443 in the period, higher than than your average handset, but down 22.8% from the prior year's $573 price for a phablet.
source: IDC via WMPoweruser
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Having lots of Windows PC user....i think windows mobile platform can lead one day.....if polished properly....i mean features, apps, widgets.....like andro. Because integration between PC and phone will become more and more easier......But right no andro all the way....:)
posted on Nov 12, 2013, 1:07 PM 3
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Android for desktops is coming soon. I hate windows the only reason I use it is because games.
posted on Nov 12, 2013, 1:15 PM 1
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Windows 7 is great but user experience went all downhill after Windows 8 (impossible to use with mouse and keyboard). Now I'm no Apple fan (as you'd probably already know) but I would take Maverick over Windows 8 any day, just because it's a lot easier to use. Hope Ubuntu gets more apps soon.
posted on Nov 12, 2013, 1:47 PM 6
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never. nobody wants windows to be the lead. That would be the worst scenario for mobile usage. The only reason people are moving away from android into even less controllable (by microsoft/apple) OS's is because of Apple/MS. The more they try to make people not want to use android, the less anyone cares. This is causing an interest in tizen, etc - where MS will get no patent $$ for.
posted on Nov 12, 2013, 2:12 PM 0
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I just got a Lumia625 and really wait for the Update, They need to hurry up the long awaited update GDR3, anyone knows when its expected to be released??
posted on Nov 12, 2013, 1:14 PM 0
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Just create a free Microsoft app studio account and you'll get the GDR3 update instantly. No need to wait any longer..But I'm not sure if it works on carrier locked devices. It works on unlocked devices..!
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 1:15 AM 0
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1) Sign up here for an app studio account http://apps.windowsstore.com/ 2) Install this Microsoft app http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/preview-for-developers/178ac8a1-6519-4a0b-960c-038393741e96 3) Head into the settings of your phone and go to the phone update section and do a check. You'll find the update. The update is available from the same day it was announced..!! ;)
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 7:02 AM 0
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