Windows Phone gained market share around the world in 2013, mainly at the expense of iOS and BlackBerry
posted by Florin T. / Jan 06, 2014, 10:49 AM
According to Kantar, Windows Phone held 10% of the smartphone market share in Europe (including the UK) in November 2013, thus entering the top 3 smartphone OSes. Android and Apple’s iOS are still the obvious leaders, although Windows Phone managed to overtake iOS in Italy (16% market share versus only 11% for Apple’s platform).
Windows Phone’s US market share grew from 2.6% in November 2012 to 4.7% this November, but Android (50.3%) and iOS (43.1%) are still far ahead.
If you take a look at the detailed numbers in the images embedded below (put together by Kantar), you’ll see that iOS’ market share declined almost everywhere. Not by much, but still, it’s noticeable. Meanwhile, just like Windows Phone, Android continued to grow.
BlackBerry’s market share went down in virtually all regions, but that’s not a surprise to anyone, is it?
Interestingly, it appears that absolutely no one is buying Windows Phone handsets in Japan - because no one is selling them there, where Apple’s iOS holds a staggering 69.1% of the market share.
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Thank you nokia ..
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 10:54 AM 10
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well said my boy. wp here today only because of nokia.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 11:00 AM 7
Cannot wait to finally have the 1520 in my hands this week!
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 12:40 PM 3
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Too big for me but glad to see the interest for it! Have fun! Holding onto my 920 until a 5" like the 929 hits affordable GSM or AT&T.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 2:43 PM 2
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holy crap 8% difference from IOS, I can see WP taking the second spot, happy for them, that way developers will get more involved, as well as case manufacturers and of course things will be different when WP 8.1 hits which is schedule for April, I thought it would be sooner heh. Waiting on the upgrade for the lumia 1020, better screen, performance and bigger battery, with expandable storage of course.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 1:24 PM 3
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Really regret that Nokia wasted its money on research and development and only few are implemented on smartphones. At that time it would be better off if Nokia concentrate its investment on Symbian. By now, Symbian would still be alive and android been the second spot.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 5:59 PM 0
Now we all gotta wait where Nokia puts WP by the time iPhone 6 launches. I'm predicting Apple might have realized this already and will go fro a size change. Meanwhile, I think iOS will follow Black Berry, its only an iPhone and an iPad with a mac.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 7:33 PM 0
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Wait a min....I thought ppl said Android needed to worry about WP. That WP was competing with Android and not the iPhone. Android actually gained in the same time too. Seems like in reality....ppl speak with their wallets. No matter what seems logical and makes sense to us on the internet. This is kinda amazing considering new iPhones have been released. BB...poor BB.
posted on Jan 08, 2014, 11:03 AM 0
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