Microsoft Lumia 535 is the most widely used Windows Phone globally

Microsoft Lumia 535 is the most widely used Windows Phone globally
AdDuplex is a company that helps Windows Phone developers cross-promote their apps for free. With more than 30 million ads served daily, AdDuplex is in a position to reveal plenty of data related to Windows Phone. For example, according to AdDuplex, handsets running Windows Phone 8.1 have a massive 73.8% share of the platform. Windows 10 Mobile powered phones make up 20.9% of Windows Phone devices currently in use, leaving Windows Phone 8 (7.1%) and Windows Phone 7.x (1.2%) to fill out the rest of the list.

So which Windows Phone is the most widely used model at this time? With 13% of the market globally, the Microsoft Lumia 535 is at the top of the list followed by the Microsoft Lumia 640 and its 10.2% share. The Lumia 520, which held the top position in January 2016 with a 12.9% slice of the Windows Mobile pie, has dropped to fourth place with a 7.8% share.

On July 11th, Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone, which means that "Windows Phone 8.1 users are no longer eligible to receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft for free."

Interestingly, all of the top ten widely used Windows Phone handsets (which you can see in the slideshow below) are not scheduled to receive the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update. And that means we should see more Windows Phone users make that switch to iOS or Android very soon.

source: OnMSFT via MSPoweruser

Related phones

Lumia 535
  • Display 5.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1905 mAh(13h 3G talk time)



1. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

Soooo... like 5 or 6 people? (Going off the headline) :)

2. gamehead unregistered

I heard Microsoft head's dont use Windows 10 phones. Must be that bad

3. gamehead unregistered

If only Microsoft leap into the smartphone and search engine market sooner.

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1485; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Windows Mobile and Phone have been around for years, it was there when iOS and Android made it onto the market, it was a too heavy OS at first and after they made poor choices that resulted in no one wanting a Windows powered phone. Edit: I actually own a Lumia 535 and it's ok, but far from great to use. Windows 10 Mobile is a mess of an OS, better than Windows Phone 8.1, just barely though. I also owned a HTC 8X, originally running Windows Phone 8 and a Sony Ericsson Xperia X1i which ran Windows Mobile 6.1 and later 6.5. Windows Mobile 6.5 was way too heavy to run on any mobile at the time, but the UI was better than what they used since.

14. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

The HD2 with 6.5 was so far ahead of its time. Early Android was basically a copy of windows mobile and still is. Look at some of the things the guys at XDA were doing on WM5.3 and 6.5. IF MS had just paid attention to the modding community and modded Windows Mobile it wouldnt have been a problem and niether would apps. Intel screwed them by not coming up with a X86 mobile shiptset soon enough, and MS doesnt have a clue on how to sell crap. >.< That said just got a HP Elite X3.. Im a glutton for punishment I guess.

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

They already did. It's not just they live with units sold but they do patents licensed. The way I see it, the patents filed by MSFT was just a framework and the devices were just a way of showing the execution of it. While all of you laugh at WP puns endlessly, MSFT is ROFLing at trolls because at the end of the day those major OEMs pay big amount just to license MSFT tech.

6. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Windows Phone is the saddest most pathetic tech failure I've ever seen. How come there weren't more massive layoffs, firing of executives, and suicides as a result? Is there no severe consequence for gross incompetence anymore?

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3186; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The consequence to severe incompetence is to get elected as President.

8. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

We can only hope that incompetent Orange Clown goes 6 feet under like JFK soon, preferably in the next 60 days. It would be a nice Xmas present for America and the entire world. There will be NO mourning, we will all celebrate and rejoice!

9. Peacetoall unregistered

I hope same for you too buddy I hope you go dead in 60 days before christmas

10. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Not gonna happen pal. You know why? Cuz I'm not an incompetent uneducated draft-dodging piece of sht Orange Monkey whose only life skill is being a sexual predator. That fuqer needs to be thrown in jail to get a good az raping and gang-shanking afterwards. Make America respectable again!

11. jojon

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..apart from all that though, how do you feel about him?

13. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I know seriously, I think Keyser is holding back..

12. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

just proves the "sell only at the MS Store" was the most ignorant idea MS had for the 950XL. Also only selling the 950 at AT&T didn't help either. Surprised the 925 isnt represented more though. Guess they sold a lot of those things at Walmart Xmas 2014.

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