Windows Phone's strong growth continues in the world's largest smartphone market

Windows Phone's strong growth continues in the world's largest smartphone market
Trying to come up with an idea of how much of the smartphone market belongs to Windows Phone, WPDang and OpenXLive  have taken the consolidated server data from 112 games and apps to try to come up with some analysis. The problem is that these apps make sense only to Chinese users of the Windows Phone Marketplace, or are very popular among the Chinese. So while we do have some analysis of the Windows Phone market, the analytics represent how Microsoft's mobile OS is doing in China. As the world's largest smartphone market, what goes on in China might be representative of how Windows Phone is doing in the rest of the world.

What the report showed is that while China got off to a late start with Windows Phone, it has been on a growth spurt since being available in the country. The installed base of Windows Phone users in China started at 160,000 in January and by August 16th had hit 1.13 million. From July through that date, the country is growing Windows Phone users at a rate of 9,760 per day compared to 4,750 per day from the beginning of May to the end of June. That 105% jump in the growth rate tells you that the OS continues to grow stronger in China and shows no signs of slowing down.

The report also cites three manufacturers for making Windows Phone units for China. Nokia has four Nokia Lumia models with a special line for China Telecom's CDMA network. HTC has one device, a re-branded HTC Titan that is called the HTC Triumph. According to the report, it is available in only a few outlets and is never advertised. Samsung has one device, the Samsung Omnia M introduced on June 29th. WPDang and OpenXLive say that of the manufacturers, only Nokia has pushed Windows Phone in China with advertising, offering multiple models, and cooperating with the carriers. That could be why Nokia owns 75% of the Windows Phone market in China followed by HTC (14%) and Samsung (9%).

Of the precise handsets, the Nokia Lumia 610 leads the way with 22% of the Windows Phone market in China. 17% of the pie belongs to the Nokia Lumia 800 and 16% is owned by the Nokia Lumia 710. Smuggled versions of the Nokia Lumia 800 have 9% of the WP market in the country while 4% belongs to the Noka Lumia 800c made especially for China Telecom. Smuggled models of the Samsung Focus (SGH-i918) have a 3% market share.

source: Weibo via WPCentral


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17 Comments

1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow... WP can compete to Android and iPhone now.... i hope to see more cheaper WP8 in the future by nokia! :P

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

cheaper since asian country likes cheap smartphone but semi-powerful...

2. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i hope to have more choices... Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and BlackBerry... webOS, tizen, mozilla and jolla can be runner ups!

3. fragmentation

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Because they cannot afford an iPhone

4. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

They can afford .. but they are not ignorant to buy that for such a heavy price ..

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

these market like BT sharing... mass storage... and iPhone lacks that.. i think apple just do that "restrictions" coz they want to avoid piracy?.. i dont know.. same goes to the WP7... but i think WP8 will has the ability of Android, BlackBerry and iOS!!!

6. G-Man

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Because Asians are smart enough to avoid American's s**t.

7. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Great to see WP doing so great, and considering the fact that WP8 still hasn't been launched, this sounds even greater. Finally, some REAL competition for Android.

11. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Why only for Android? Why not ios as well?

13. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

the problem is that Apple is losing in China. they lost badly for the ranking thing. they are fifth( I dunno what it is).

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Ah glad to see some growth of Windows Phone as this year is very important.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

So far, the needle is pointing up for WP. The November launch of WP 8 will be improttant to show some excitment out of the gate (especially for Nokia for obvious reasons). But that launch and the sales this Nov/Dec are not as important as the growth in 2013, so stories like this are good.

12. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

This is very good for MS, Nokia and the Competition :-). Let the games begin! Our competition Android 4.1 vs Windows phone 8 vs IOS 6

14. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

also. glad Wp can Compete and We now have a Third OS coming!. Welcome Wp! remember While Wp market share in China is increasing fast. this will go to the worldwide market share. We will now have a third OS coming soon

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

well i wanted to say Android 4.1 vs Windows Phon8 vs iOS 6 vs BalckBerry 10!

16. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It's just natural that WP will continue to grow. Personally I'm a mac user, but just switched to a WP. There are more PC user than mac user. It's a natural progression after W8 launch to transit to WP8, especially when it will be enterprise ready. Not sure why all the doom and gloom from tech news. And now they are starting to change their tune... Godspeed!

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

As it is a microsoft product sure it will grow..... But you guyz don't forget how evil the microsoft was in 90's..... So am still with linux and open source......

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