Windows Phone 8.1 is now on 11.9% of Windows Phone handsets, up from last month's 7.7%

Windows Phone 8.1 is now on 11.9% of Windows Phone handsets, up from last month's 7.7%
The latest information from Windows Phone mobile ad network AdDuplex, reveals that 94.5% of Windows Phone handsets are made by Microsoft. That takes into consideration the closing of Microsoft's purchase of Nokia Devices and Services. Microsoft has been working with manufacturers, trying to get them to produce new handset models running the platform.

The report reveals that some of the new releases are quickly moving up the ranks. While the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520 still owns nearly 31% of the Windows Phone market to rank as number one, the Nokia Lumia 630 has moved up from #20 to #13. The Nokia Lumia 635 is at #27 and the Nokia Lumia 930 is at #31. All three of those models are the first to have Windows Phone 8.1 installed out of the box.

Speaking of Windows Phone 8.1, it currently is powering 11.9% of Windows Phone handsets. That is up from the 7.7% share that Windows Phone 8.1 carried last month. The update has started, and as we mentioned, there are those three devices that come with the new build of the OS out of the box. Windows Phone 8 is still on 70.4% of Windows Phone units with Windows Phone 7.x on the remaining 17.7%. Believe it or not, Windows Phone 7.x actually increased .7 percentage points this month. This could be due to some strange fluke with the stats that showed an increase in market share for the Nokia Lumia 710 during the same time period.

AT&T's recent closing of its purchase of pre-paid carrier Cricket enabled the latter to hit the U.S. carrier chart with a 7.3% share of Windows Phone handsets in use. AT&T is the top stateside carrier, responsible for connecting 34.2% of active Windows Phone handsets. T-Mobile is next with 21.8%, followed by 14.1% for Verizon.



source: AdDuplex via TechCrunch

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12 Comments

1. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

I'm glad to hear this. I hope that developers update their apps with the new features, especially the big name apps.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I agree with this....they should

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Buy the end of August it should be over 40%, maybe 50%.... WP8.1 will greatly change the perception of the platform... ............ Rather, should I say "could" change the perception of the platform... We can't forget about MS's horrible marketing skills........ But, there's hope that they might somehow get it together......

3. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

microsoft should go the apple way and say screw you to those oems that just take the bribe money and dont do sheeit for the platform... looking at you samsung... i mean... they bought nokia devices.... whats stopping them from carpet bombing the market with cheap and diverse devices... they better not even think about putting android on wp... ilike wp too much as it is... going android would feel like betrayal and i would join ios and jolla in a wink

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Weird, would have thought there'd be instant updates across board when you control your own Eco system end to end. Oh well, no one OS is perfect.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Waiting for the new windows unified. The version that should have been implemented in the first place rather than having three different code base. Hope the new platform would fare better. 5% market share is all WP8 is going to get now that start up brands from China are going international. I am an instant convert after using Xiaomi RedMi Note for 2 weeks.

10. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

It is with developer preview, everyone was able to upgrade to 8.1 in April, this update that coming out now is 8.1, but this update is from the people who make the phone, in this case, this is Nokia sending out the update. it is same as the developer preview update but Nokia have their own features and firmwares to update, so yeah we already got most of the features, but now we get Nokia features, like improve camera battery performance, display screen video recording and etc

7. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Windows Phone is really nice OS, just need to be more customizable, USB Tether and open a lil bit its system, cause no Local File Explorar? c'mon Microsoft :C

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They've a native file manager now. That's something, but need to loosen up more yet.

9. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Thats another thing needs to be fixed, updates takes too much.

11. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I doubt they'll allow you to see restricted files. WP security model isn't the old windows one.

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think that Windows 8.1is the game changer OS for Windows smart especially with Cortina and other software goodies on smart phones that are cheap enough for Low income People to buy. However the mid range and flagship Windows 8.1 Nokia//Microsoft smart phones with more Powerful CPU"S and have more ram and high end Cameras on them are dream smart phones to OWN because they do every thing faster and better

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