Report: 43% of U.S. Windows Phone users are using Windows Phone 8

Report: 43% of  U.S. Windows Phone users are using Windows Phone 8
43% of U.S. Windows Phone users are using Windows Phone 8

43% of U.S. Windows Phone users are using Windows Phone 8

A tweet from mobile ad network Adduplex reveals that their data shows that 43% of U.S. Windows Phone users are usng Windows Phone 8. Considering that Windows Phone 8 handsets have only been available for a few months, it suggests that either 43% of Windows Phone 7.x users have upgraded their phone (which would be unrealistic because most are still locked into a two-year contract), or the size of the Windows Phone user population in the states has doubled over the last few months.

The mobile ad network is expected to reveal its full report on Windows Phone 8 next week, at which time we should have a better idea of what is driving these numbers. Meanwhile, reports that the HTC Windows Phone 8X has been flying off the shelf and that demand for the Nokia Lumia 920 is outpacing supply, suggest that 2013 could be the year that Windows Phone 8 starts to gain marketshare in the U.S. at the expense of iOS, Android, or both.

source: @AlanMendelevich via WMPoweruser

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48 Comments

1. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I highly doubt it. I really want Windows Phone 8 to succeed, I really do. However my hopes for it aren't high at all; doubling the market share of WP8 only brings them up total to like what, 4% of total smartphone market share? Windows Phone 8 just doesn't have any unique or interesting selling points. Any increase they do get is based strictly on hardware, something Microsoft should be grateful to HTC and Nokia for.

3. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

MS is new in smartphone only 2 years hardly with full OS competing with IOS android guess they have to keep some sides locked so they can concentrate on basic things done first rather leave all strings open then people will comeback saying bugs crashes freezes reboots. to me they looks to be playing safe or atlest every OEM and MS is trying to stay on safer side

4. rsiders

Posts: 1858; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

My coworker's Galaxy S 3 has frozen several times already and she just got it.

12. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Its a shame you coworker isn't fortunate enough to get the the international one. The us version is just junk.

18. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Its good that only freezes, If it was international version it would have been dead in the middle of something !

14. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Just because you have something to smile about it doesn't mean you have to target the Android best seller.

17. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

If it is with Android - no surprise, dude.

20. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..your point? Is that supposed to be the reason why Galaxy S3 is on top three highest user-graded phones on every carrier?

23. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

comeon S3 isnt the reson behind frezes and crahses we all know why they crash

25. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What the? My brain just got hurt. Please, put one and one together and try to understand what I said. And answer me, why THERE'S NO WP8 DEVICES near the top of carriers consumer satisfaction charts?

30. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 is both a reliable and satisifying device for it's owners. I suggest you buy one, so that you can see for yourself...

36. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

who said wp8 is on top chart deff i said we all know why SGS3 freeze and crashes answer stock android without custome roms :P iwasnt talking bad about the fame since it is good phone harware vise but android is buggy even after 5 years

22. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I have no idea what you just said. Regardless the inexperience Microsoft has, they'll be in the phone market for almost three years this year, they're making horrible marketing decisions and horrible product decisions. Nothing about WP8 makes it better than Android. It has no leg up over the other two competing OS's which each have their Ups and Downs. Windows Phone is cool because it's different but it has no exceptionally great Up's while having all the downs of the other OS's. It's a flop unless they get the software to match the hardware.

24. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

for IOS like closed OS with lots of OEM support i guess its not like adnroid more targeted like IOS but in moderate way and why you android guys always ignore how crapy and pathetic android was untill 4 years past in development and there asnt any app store even for it no dual cores no hig res screen just cuz it was competing apple people were buying now wp8 is not starting like android it has solid performance i run moblie for months before shuting it down forget about crash and it is only 1 year old OS i bet u never used it , and besides please tell me wht is bad about it dont start custom roms and those stuff that android requires to work fine othervise stock android crashes and stock WP is best already and apps gonna come in time and are coming

26. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

You forget that Android is inherently insecure, and badly fragmented. It will never be accepted into the corporate work place due to it's unfortunate lack of security protocols. Also, WP8 naturally sycnronizes better with PC's, and most people still own desktops and laptops that use Microsoft Windows... Again, business wants security and integretion, the likes of which Android and iOS fail to deliver...

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats an UrbanMyth if I ever heard one. Android gets security clearance more often and faster than other OS's because its MORE SECURE. It is not badly fragmented, that is apple user jargon. In fact, if you look at the reality, iOS is just as bad or worse. They just finally got over the air updating with iOS5. Did you really think that every iOS user ran to the computer for every little update that apple pushed out? no.. no they didnt. iOS is spread over more active versions than android could ever dream of because of that. Android also has MORE security protocols than things like iOS or even WP8 and more options. However because there are different flavors of android it makes it harder to control uniformly. But that has changed with ICS. facts > fiction

28. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

You're wrong. Android fragmentation hasn't been a problem since the release of ICS. Android isn't insecure unless you're a complete 'tard that clicks porn ads on a website. However, you're correct in that businesses are not going with Android, they aren't going with Windows either. Because Windows is buttf**kingly useless compared to every other smartphone like I've been saying. There is nothing about it that makes it considerable against competeing devices.

31. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Why do you think Android has so many Appz? I'll give you a hint: it's because Google doesn't bother to check the integrity of the wares it's peddling. It's basically an "open" system, meaning that it lacks security checks that might prohibit malcious code from being sold over the virtual counter. You can lambast Microsoft and Apple for remaining less open minded, but both offer better security and controls than Google provides... The corporate world isn't about to let the horse inside the gate, and no matter how popular or successful Android becomes for consumers, it will never be suitable for business environments.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

More UrbanMyths eh? Google DOES integrety and app checks on apps sold in google play. 99% of all "malicious apps" are found OUTSIDE of the Play Market... aka from websites. Android is the first and for the longest time ONLY OS other than BB to get the highest government security clearance in the land. Neither W7/8 or iOS were able to do such a thing. So lets see... spy clearance >>>>> business security... Android security > W8 Windows phone 8 is a great OS, but its missing some things to make it complete. Businesses will use W8 devices as they tie directly into W8 computers as they upgrade. Oh, and there's that whole "everyone is dumping exchange support because MS wants mo money" bit. So either businesses stay windows devices only to get exchange support, or they go IMAP/POP3. Most businesses these days are a "bring your own device" company, so its up to the end user to decide how he wants to connect. Only the highest of security needs stay on dedicated servers... and when they do that, they stay on RIM's BES servers, not MS's exchange.

37. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

still u havent even described what parts of wp8 is useless of lacks what u just keep bashing with no arguments atlest the other guy is pointing out real things he is doubtfull about

32. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You clearly have no idea on what you talk about. Just as I suspected. A typical WP fan knowing nothing about Android. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/03/tech/mobile/government-android-phones/index.html http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/08/phonesat/

33. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Google's share of corporate enterprize level computing is still largely non-existant, and nobody wants Chrome OS. Microsoft owns the business world, and after RIM dies off, WP devices will likely replace Blackberry. Those of you that haven't tried WP8, give it a shot, and you'll find out that it's faster and more secure than Android on any given day of the week...

35. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You're an ignorant who obviously did not use JB on the high end hardware. My S3 is just wonderfully fast and smooth. I tried WP, and it definitely doesn't feel superior in that regard. On contrary, I think my Android phone is the smoothest, sleekest OS experience I ever had. Here's JB vs WP8 on the SAME PROCESSOR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4LFVRYoBYo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

38. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

pony not everyone can have SGS3 or 4 or 5 in future so when they buy lower end they start hating android this is where fragmentation really kills and its no balance of android optimization for all the moblies unless u overclock or overcook ur med range android beyond limits on the other hand wp is quite linear in all range from cheapest wp to top end basic response is prety similar lagg free only the apps limitation comes due to resources they require Android is epic fail as u lower the specs with same JB or ICS what ever they come up WP 7.0-7.8 every range worked smooth all all wp8s are at same performance so i must say MS has pulled off the best of this part so dont even think about comparing android performance with wp

39. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

BS! Your post is epic fail, and it makes me doubt you ever used Android. Let's say you're on the market for a NEW phone, starting from lowest windows phone price. This will get you a dual core android with ICS(Xperia U for example ) to compare with the low end WP.

40. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

uh BS i doubt u ever used a phone you know top moblie of the year 2011 and 2012 was from samsung (android) and worest 2 moblies was also from Samsung(android) guess its on PA , search ur self it explains why low end android is called worst moblie of the year from so called best OEM and i am not making this up it was PA news and yehaa in some benchamrk wp8 med range can beat top end android its also on PA news u saying i never used android as if it is not in my area half of my office has one all differnet while SGS2 was ok but it got funny to see how low end performed in front of me laggy like android 2.0

42. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Gosh what a retard

45. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well i cant change ur mind even i show the facts u are just another blind deff dumbstruck fool who rather stay in fantasy then hear the truth or just another 4 year old kid playing with dads phone

48. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You don't know the definition of a fact you dimwitted spongebrain!! And you obviously are unable to grasp the simple point I was illustrating to you. You're a complete moron and I'm making this reply only because I'm in a bad enough mood. You're not worthy of a reply. Anyway.. ultra low end WP phones DO NOT EXIST. Because WP CANNOT work on a hardware that Android can. WP 7.5 requires a minimum 1ghz processor while WP 8 needs dual core one. Android is the only option for a low end smartphone because it can run on a cheap enough hardware. Hence your whole little comparison is nothing but ignorant, double standard idiotism. Nokia Asha series is the only other semi-comparable thing in the price range of those androids you talk about

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

a low end android device is a dual core high performance monster of last year. Hell, you can get the SGS3 for free on a sale, so what is more "low end" than free? It is a far cry from the 700mhz single core low end WP7 devices. Your troll opinion is nothing more than a bad troll itself. Your arguments are as outdated as they come.

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