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IDC: Windows Phone Grows 115%

August 8, 2012 No Comments

Windows Phone may be a distant 3rd/4th at the moment in the smartphone race but it looks like the platform may be ready to turn things around. With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, the platform may be in for a huge boost. Another good sign is that the IDC has calculated that YOY, the Windows Phone platform has grew 115% and now holds 3.5% of the market.

Chart: Worldwide Smartphone OS Market Share, 2Q 2012Description: Tags: Author: IDCcharts powered by iCharts

Operating System Highlights

Windows Phone 7/ Windows Mobile narrowed the gap between itself and BlackBerry last quarter in its bid to become the number 3 mobile OS in terms of market share. The share gains it made last quarter are due mostly to Nokia, which almost doubled its Lumia/Windows Phone shipments sequentially. Though it’s closing in on the third spot, Windows Phone is still a distant competitor to Android and iOS. Microsoft will need to generate additional momentum from Windows Phone 8 devices, which will be introduced this fall, if it is to narrow the share gap further between itself and the three mobile OS leaders.


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