Windows Phone 8.1 installs closing in on 40%

Windows Phone 8.1 installs closing in on 40%
Android 4.4 is under 25% after almost one year; iOS 8 is over 50% after just one week; and, now we're getting some unofficial stats about Windows Phone 8.1, which has been rolling out much more slowly than previous WP updates. The latest info says that Windows Phone 8.1 is on just under 40% of devices after less than two months since the start of the rollout.

Oddly, the Windows Phone 8.1 update seems to be losing steam. The rollout essentially began at the beginning of August, and had reached 24.4% of devices in the first month. In the month since, it has only been able to get up to 39.1%. Even so, in October WP 8.1 is expected to surpass Windows Phone 8.0, which is currently down to 45.7% of the market. Impressively (or sadly), Windows Phone 7 is still holding strong at 15.2%. This is all according to data gathered by AdDuplex. 

The other part of the data is what amounts to the same-as-always for Windows Phone, which is that Nokia devices are absolutely dominating the ecosystem, and to be accurate, it is really the low-end Nokias. The Nokia 520 is by far the most popular phone around the world at 30.6% of devices, while here in the U.S., the Nokia 520 and 521 combine to make up 46.2% of Windows Phones in the wild. 

source: AdDuplex via WPCentral



1. magnum44 unregistered

Windows 9 can't arrive any sooner

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

if only tmobile released wp 8.1 for lumia 925 ... damn you tmobile

4. magnum44 unregistered

Don't hold your breath

5. jojon

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

feel for you buddy, it has transformed my 925

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

November'ish time frame actually according to them. I know their wifi calling makes updates a pain.

3. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

8.1 like its desktop counterpart was a terrific update. Looking forward to the next update , lets see if there's any news about that tommorrow, hopefully there is.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Why would PA even mention that it is a majority of low end phones? Do they forget that androids low ends make up more than half of its phones? Seems rather pointless to say it. The fact that windows phones reached 40% with a good chunk of customers still waiting for it on tmobile, and 4.4 hasnt even hit 25% yet is a bigger story and talking point as stated or 'understated' in the article.

8. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

T-Mobile sucks

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