Most Windows Phone app downloads were for low memory handsets last month
posted by Alan F. / Dec 28, 2014, 8:48 PM
The top five Windows Phone handsets based on app downloads for November, were all low memory models. Seven out of the top ten also fit the bill. Microsoft recommends that developers make sure that their wares can run on low memory models, saying that developers can double their potential market by optimizing their apps to run on such handsets.
Most of the top-grossing apps on the Windows Phone platform follow the freemium pricing method where the bulk of the revenue is generated from in-app purchases. Last month, 35% of developers' revenue came from in-app purchases while 11% was from the paid-app price. The highest grossing app category for November was "Games" followed by "Tools and Productivity," "Music and Video" and "Social". Developers are also generating money from advertising, which made up 53% of their revenue in November.
source: Microsoft via PCMag
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Because wp flagships dont sell. But honestly, i want one.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 8:53 PM 0
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This is because even their "affordable flagship" is low end.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 9:10 PM 1
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Android users cant hear Windows users from their 3GB of RAM. Lol!
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 9:49 PM 4
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To each their own. Please don't start another flame war.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 10:01 PM 0
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Of course, there are more low end phone users than high end phone users.
posted on Dec 28, 2014, 10:36 PM 4
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WP- poor people IOS - rich people ANDROID - all types of people
posted on Dec 29, 2014, 6:42 AM 0
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This shows that even WP is pleasing the masses. Not everyone can afford to spend $500 on phones. so rich people prefer iPhone, people with simple needs get WP & low cost Android. Advanced users get Android & those who can afford get high end android....
posted on Dec 29, 2014, 8:21 AM 0
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No big surprise. Most of WP devices on sale ar with low memory. Which ones, of more than 20 models has high memory? Lumia 925, 830, 930, some more? HTC, Samsung, one model each? So there is no reason for any panic about this topic, and it is not clear, why this news came oaut now? Probably IOS / Android manufacturers tries to point on WP ant make them bat PR :)
posted on Dec 30, 2014, 2:58 AM 1
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hmm Sounds like Windows smart phone low end Models sold well last month. the Microsoft Branded "Lumia 535" folks is I think the best of the low end Windows smart phone it can be bought for 140 to 160 USA dollars and has a front facing Camera ,rear Camera with flash, extra storage through 16 to 128gig sdxc card and WOW has 1 gig of RAM so a person can run all the apps in the windows phone store but a person should not use up all it main 8 gigs of main memory leave 1.5 gigs available so you can upgrade to the Windows 10 mobile OS. due out in 2015. hopfully the Microsoft 535 Microsoft's first SOLO brand name smart phone will be sold in the USA. .
posted on Dec 30, 2014, 8:58 AM 0
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My humble experience with all devices.. Apple -- makes quality and luxurious devices that look and feel great.. but.. their OS is way too simplified and dumbed down with no advanced functions/features.. i guess it's all about their appstore. Android -- is somewhat a bittersweet experience.. on the plus side, there's a variety of phone models for all personalities/users.. and their software can be easily customized. however there's plenty of downsides of having android.. modding/rooting your phone can be complex and is not always stable/reliable.. also watching others flaunt the newest OS while you're 1 or 2 updates behind and having to wait months to receive (if at all) is a common experience.. unless, you have a nexus device, where you receive updates rather quickly.. but that doesn't come w/o a price.. my experience with the nexus 5, turned me away from android completely, crap camera, poor battery and since updating to lollipop, things got even worse adding constant crashes and bugs. the stock android experience now with lollipop, feels just as bland as iOS, which I couldn't stand. Windows Phone -- after having a mediocre experience with it last year, I decided to give it another approach.. with their newest build, 8.1xxx it's really awesome.. their app store has been refined substantially, and now has a decent selection for those transitioning over.. now with my Lumia 1520, I couldn't be any happier.. love having a microsd once again, a very smooth OS (absolutely no lag) and finally a camera I can rely on :)
posted on Dec 30, 2014, 10:09 AM 1
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