Windows Phone sells 6 times faster than overall smartphone market

Windows Phone sells 6 times faster than overall smartphone market
Windows Phone devices are selling 6 times faster than the average rate of the overall smartphone market, according to Microsoft.

The company finally had some good news to share about Windows Phone picking up steam. Now, Microsoft’s Windows Phone is firmly the third ecosystem, Windows marketing head Tami Weller said at the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference.

In June, we have already heard the same story about the third ecosystem from Larry Lieberman, a senior Windows Phone product manager.

Now, Weller stressed how important devices like the Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 are and that developers should not hesitate to code for the platform. We are soon expecting to see Nokia report its quarterly results where that growth in Windows Phone sales should finally start to show.

Let’s not forget that in just two days, Nokia will unveil the hugely important, possibly revolutionary cameraphone, the Nokia Lumia 1020 with a 41-megapixel snapper. We’ll cover it all as it happens, so stay tuned.

source: NeoWin



1. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

The device also depreciates at the same rate too. LOL

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

"according to Microsoft." Nuff said. lol

75. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly. Cuz if it sells 6 times faster than the overall smartphone market would be growing alot faster and it isnt. And I dont know how they call being a few % points away from BB firmly in 3rd place. MS and their wishful thinking... :)

11. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I dunno man, I have an OG Samsung Focus and that thing still runs really smooth. Wish I could say the same for my Galaxy S, which has nearly identical specs BTW.

12. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

I also have a Galaxy S, runs just as smooth as my brother´s Nexus 4. But mind that mine is rooted and running jelly bean 4.2.2.

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That is true about the specs but Android is doing a million more things that WP can't & isn't doing. So that is what you are noticing. If you were to format your Galaxy S you will see it will perform 100% better than it is right now. WP OS will be smoother because IT just can't do what Android can. Especially with the older specs you are talking about. Now compare your Focus to my rooted Android 4.2.2 HTC Droid DNA overclocked at 1.7GHz & even with all that my phone has I bet you it will be smoother than your WP. +1 Pedro0x

18. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Lets compare a 2011 Single-core device with a 2013 Quad-core device! Whats wrong with you?

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ohh my.... My joke was too advanced for you. I am sorry. lol

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Also it's a 2012 quad-core device NOT 2013.

27. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Sorry SuperAndroidEvo, my bad, I was also wrong thinking the Focus was from 2011, it was 2010. You have a very weird way of telling jokes, that's for sure.

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I have been told that before so no hard feelings. My jokes sometimes are hit or miss. Just like my last one. lol +1

72. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Android also does something else better than WP8: it helps open doors to a variety of malicious sources that want to steal your personal banking information. Android is great for spreading viri, and other unsavory code... If you want to have your personal information stolen, and distributed over the internet, then you should definitely choose Android!

20. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

You're just helping me prove my point. Sure, Android has better features, but if you want a smartphone that'll hold up better in the long run (hacking aside), nothing compares to WP8, it's that well optimized. Okay, now give my Focus the same features and specs as your DNA or my Nexus 4, it'll be just as, if not more fluid.

24. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Again that's because WP just CAN'T DO what ANDROID can. Now let's put all the same Strain that Android handles on WP & it will be slower than a snail, no matter what specs the WP has. It can be the BEST specs or the worst specs. Android as an OS is from the future compared to WP. More complex & mature. WP is like a child that is 2 years away from Puberty. That is my point.

32. Dastrix unregistered

Comparing WP to Android is useless. You can't compare apples to oranges. Period.

78. mambocream

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I don't think that either would want to be compared to Apples. Both are better than that!

34. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

i had a Samsung Focus and also a Galaxy Nexus. Galaxy Nexus had more features than the Focus though but the Focus was more dependable. Its always been fluid and smooth with no FC's. Android ,if i may say is for really advanced users. But if u want a platform to cater for your everyday normal duties its gonna be a Windows Phone. It jus does it.period..On a more serious note , what really cant WP do???

36. Dastrix unregistered

Now, before some random retarded troll replies to solomonsteve's question, and talks about the apps, or lack thereof, get your facts straight! Most of the commonly used apps are on WP, so unless you're some retard who finds solace in using weird apps, WP got you covered. Instagram is pretty much the only app missing for normal people, but then again, it's coming soon. So, really, you're just going to show how stupid you are by talking about apps, because you can't back it up anyhow. Customization? Sure, Android is better at that, but that's what makes them different. Why would you need to customize? When it comes down to it, it's because you find the stock UI too boring and mainstream for you. Well guess what, WP's UI is the exact opposite. It's a joy to look at and it's fluidity and beauty makes any customization irrelevant. I know retards like to customize, but the majority, and I mean, normal people, simply couldn't care less. Think about it, although Windows it much more customizable and flexible than Mac OS, its worldwide adoption doesn't simply rely on that feature. It's just that much better than Mac OS when it comes down to user experience. So, as solomonsteve put it best, the user experience of WP is so much better than Android. Less buggy, less laggy, no custom ROMS to f*** things up (Hell, you just need custom ROMs to make your phone look retarded and work more "efficiently.") Talk about customization and complication. Oh, did I mention simple UI, fluidity, and downright beauty? Need I say more? No, that's right. Now, unless you can provide any valid counterargument, any futile statement to prove us wrong is just devoid of logic and borderline paranoia. You're just gonna go full retard and make an a** out of yourself. +1 solomonsteve :D

41. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Now if you have a problem or don't think I have explained my points well enough please reply and challenge me....

61. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you prooved a jack squat. You´ve just posted some points which in your opinion should be taken seriously. People who choose windows don´t care about what you posted above. Get over it. Android is not the best and is not the only one insofar, luckilly, we´re not the same.

48. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Yeh uve said it most of the commonly apps r available but not all unfortunately, and this (not all) maybe is an issue to some users to switch to other platforms, i use magic jack app to communicate with ma relatives in us and Canada which is not found on the windows store, i like nokia n maybe I'll like windows phone if i use it but the lack of some apps still holding me back.

50. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Second paragraph is total opinion, which works for you but not many of us. Personally, as long as they have the tiles, I'll never buy a WP device. I believe the tiles are what keep people from both WP8 and W8, it just isn't catching on like MS thought it would. Speed and options really don't matter much when you have to look at tiles EVERY TIME YOU TURN YOUR DEVICE ON. MS missed the boat and totally screwed up, and if it wasn't for Nokia, they'd be dead in the mobile world right now. Even with Nokia, they are still single digits market share. There's far more to a device than just how smooth it runs.

66. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I agree. I look at tiles every day when I step into my kitchen & bathroom. I REALLY don't want to look at EVEN more tiles, ESPECIALLY on my nice Nokia Mobile phone. With Android I can make my phone look like anything, EVEN a WP. Not that I would want that. lol

64. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You are talking about people making an a$$ out of themselves. lol Good job on that! lol

74. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

lol try switching from android or iPhone to WP and you will realise how s**t the WP app store is, I realised most of my apps are not on their and I'm talking about useful and important apps as well as games. Fanboys like you won't notice until you actually use an android phone or an iPhone. I'm not gonna talk much about the WP tiles Ui cause all you said was just BS. Now why would normal people prefer looking at a block of tiles 24/7 over androids customisation that you can change to suit your personality and preferences?

89. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

For instance? What activities can an Android phone do and a WP can't? Don;t talk to me about games because no Android can run FIFA 2014.

87. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Thanx Dastrix, u said it best..

39. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

1.Better Notification Bar 2.Wider range of devices 3. More manufacturers 4.Better Multitasking 5.Custom ROMs 6.Better Syncing 7.Set apps as default 8.Browsers with flash support 9.Larger app store, say what you like but WP still lacks chrome and many other brilliant apps I use daily 10. More customization, check out the website My color screen 11. Its Open Source! Need I go on or have I proved my point?

69. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

But the WP fans are STILL going to say what can't WP do compared to Android. How about sell phones? lol Yeah I know.... that was a low blow. Just kidding! +1

83. shreyas.s666

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Open soucre don't mean its powerfull..

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