9.2% back in August. In the U.S., Windows Phone grew its share to 5%. Windows Phone growth, much like Android, is driven more by the low-end devices like the Lumia 520, even though the high-end devices have sold well.The data comes from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech which took a look at smartphone sales for the three month period ending in October 2013. Kantar found that Android is still dominating the continent with 70.9% of smartphone sales. Apple held steady at 15.8%, but Windows Phone has continued to grow and now accounts for 10.2% of smartphone sales in the 5 largest European regions, which is up from
Windows Phone saw growth throughout Europe, but the U.K. saw the largest jump, nearly tripling to 11.9% of sales. France saw WP share rise from 5.1% to 12.5%; and, in Italy WP overtook iOS and rose to 16.1%, while iOS dropped to 10.1%. The rest of the picture didn't change much. Android is still in the lead overall, and the only region where Android doesn't hold more than 50% of the market is in Japan, where iOS makes up 61.1% of sales.