Want to know where Windows Phone outsells the Apple iPhone? Check out this infographic

Last December, there were 24 countries on this planet where Windows Phone handsets outsold the Apple iPhone. Windows Phone did have a good 2013. Research firm Kantar called it the fastest growing mobile OS in the world. Of course, Windows Phone did start the year with a low base, which made it easier to show a huge percentage gain. For example, in the U.S., 2013 saw Microsoft's mobile OS rise 67% to hold a 5% market share in the stateside smartphone market.

What happened to the platform last year that gave Windows Phone some momentum? Early in the year, Microsoft and Nokia focused on the ability of Nokia's high-end Lumia models to take quality pictures in low-light conditions. Later in the year, Microsoft pushed out the GDR3 update for 2013 that allowed manufacturers to match the specs on high-end Android phones. Suddenly, larger screened models could be made with 1080 x 1920 resolution, powered by quad-core Snapdragon processors. And low end models like the Nokia Lumia 520 offered enough value at a low price, that they captured buyers in emerging markets.

With Windows Phone 8.1 about to be rolled out, 2014 could be another year of heady growth for the OS. If you're a fan of Windows Phone, or just interested in learning some new things about the platform, check out the inforgraphic on the right.

source: PocketGamer.biz via WMPoweruser

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