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IDC: Windows Phone Saw 150% YoY Growth in Q4 2012

February 14, 2013 1 Comment

IDC has shared there smartphone numbers for the fourth quarter of 2012 recently. Windows Phone saw a 150% Year over Year growth and lead all other smartphones. This is compared also to Blackberry wich saw a loss of 43%.

While Windows Phone is still fighting to be the third ecosystem, hopefully this is a great sign of things to come.

Top Five Smartphone OS’s, Shipments, and Market Share, 4Q12 (Units in Millions)

Operating System

4Q12 Unit Shipments

4Q12 Market Share

4Q11 Unit Shipments

4Q11 Market Share

YoY Change

Android

159.8

70.1%

85.0

52.9%

88.0%

iOS

47.8

21.0%

37.0

23.0%

29.2%

BlackBerry

7.4

3.2%

13.0

8.1%

-43.1%

Windows Phone/ Windows Mobile

6.0

2.6%

2.4

1.5%

150.0%

Linux

3.8

1.7%

3.9

2.4%

-2.6%

Others

3.0

1.3%

19.5

12.1%

-84.6%

Total

227.8

100.0%

160.8

100.0%

41.7%

IDC:

Windows Phone/Windows Mobile made market-beating progress in 4Q12 and 2012. The addition of Nokia’s strong commitment behind the platform was the key driver in Microsoft’s success. At the same time, the relationship has benefited Nokia, which amassed 76.0% of all Windows Phone/Windows Mobile smartphone shipments. Beyond Nokia, however, is a short list of other vendors who have been experimenting with Windows Phone while also supporting Android.

Source: BGR

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