Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview likely has well over 1 million installations

In a preliminary release of statistics from AdDuplex, it looks as though the developer community (in name only) for Windows Phone has grown exponentially. Based on a sneak peak of numbers from the ad processing service, the install base of Windows Phone 8.1 is already over 3%. That is astonishing when you consider that the developer preview has only been available for a little over a week.

Microsoft has made it silly-easy for Windows Phone enthusiasts to get connected with the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1. It is literally as simple as signing in with your Windows ID on Microsoft’s App Studio and registering as a “developer.”

If the conservative Windows Phone user base estimate of 50 million users is accurate (we think it is higher), then 3.1% would equate to about 1.55 million Windows Phone 8.1 installations. Since Windows Phone has closer to a couple hundred thousand “real” developers, it gives a nice gauge of how enthusiastic the Windows Phone user crowd is.

When you also consider that the “real” first Windows Phones to come with 8.1 out of the box, the Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630/635, are not even available yet, and will not be for a couple months, it shows how eager folks are to take advantage of all the new features of Windows Phone 8.1.

Microsoft has been leaning toward listening and responding to feedback more proactively lately, and given the role that AdDuplex has found itself in providing interesting sets of statistics, we think the platform is well served.

AdDuplex also tipped its hat about other Windows Phone stats around the world. Nokia still rules the roost as does the Lumia 520 in terms of commanding market share. The Lumia 920, 625, 620, 720, and 710 are all pretty even rounding up the 5 runners up. AT&T dominates in name, though T-Mobile and MetroPCS combined have a distinctly larger share now.

The AdDuplex blog also usually shares whenever it sees activity of unannounced or unknown handsets. This time around, there is no new activity to report.

How about it? Are you part of the enthusiast base that grabbed Windows Phone 8.1?

via: WPCentral



1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

And in other news, according to AdDuplex, there are over 5 million human settlers living happily on Mars.

4. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

windows 8.1 is only 3% on rise and already jealous of it? if you such narrow minded why dont you lock yourself in a dark room and make love with OS you love and leave other people to be, rather than spreading your hateful cancer everywhere?

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Looks like he is alien.

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

That's right. I'm a Mars native. That's how I know there aren't 5 million human settlers on my planet. From Mars, we can see a little dark spot where there is a human on Earth using WP 8.1. And while this darkness is spreading, there aren't a million of them quite yet. No matter what Microsoft wants you to believe.

2. Arhitecter

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 16, 2014

Entusiasm about OS evident not only in the DevPreview. I have never used such an amount of apps on android, for example.

3. Furbal unregistered

8.1 is pretty damn nice.

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Not all of them are developers... Guys like papps ,rodney and other wp users have installed it in PA... wp users who are ware about this have installed wp 8.1..... May be 30% of them would be developers...

7. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yeah, this is the point they made in the article. Because we know that Windows Phone does not have 1.55 million developers, we can assume that the majority of individuals who installed the WP 8.1 Dev Preview are just enthusiastic users. This enthusiasm is a good sign for the platform.

6. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

This isn't just for developers, it's Microsoft's way around the slow upgrade regime when carriers are involved. That's why it's so easy to upgrade.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I'm one of them !! Wp8.1 ftw

11. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

So am I! FTW! :D

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The overwhelming majority are 520s. Not many are taking a chance on spending more then $50 on WP? Not so rosey imo.

10. papss unregistered

Weird you would post your negative views in a wp article

14. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Why are you here? Do you love WP? Are you a fan or an enthusiast? Or are you just here to troll? I think it's the latter.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

weird that the majority of droids are still not high end ones, that 2.x is still a huge install base, that 4.4 is not covering all 4.x devices where as this is available for all win8 devices. I deal with more low end pieces of 1-4gb internal storage crap droids than i do with note 3's. In fact 2.x is still over 17% of droids, 4.4 is a mere 5% as of april 1 2014. In 3 weeks on an unreleased os program in which you have to sign up for and it has this kind of install base?

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010


18. Dastrix unregistered

Cool story bro.

20. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011


13. checkmymike

Posts: 221; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

As if somebody cares.

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Then why are you here? This a WP article buddy.

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