Windows Phone sales grow, but market share continues to lag behind competition

Windows Phone logoWe all know that Microsoft has a long way to go before it makes real inroads on the two dominant players in the smartphone operating system game: Android and iOS. The folks from Redmond, WA have high hopes of being at least a strong third player in the smartphone market, as witnessed by its recently completed acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services divisions.

But recent numbers from ABI Research suggest that while Windows Phone shipments are increasing at an incredible rate, overall market share is still lagging compared to devices shipping with Android and iOS.

According to ABI Research’s numbers for Q1 2014, Google’s Android OS was able to carve out 44% of the overall phone market (including feature phones) with 24% growth compared to the same quarter of last year. Devices running Apple’s iOS held on to the second place position with 10% of the overall phone market with Apple increasing shipments of its iPhone by 17%. Despite the fact that shipments of Windows Phone devices have boomed by 119% compared to last year, the platform stood at 3% in market share.

If we single out smartphone sales, Android (including AOSP) was the by far the dominant player with 80% of the market. iOS brought in 14.6% share, and Windows Phone had 4.4% share.

Microsoft, however, is trouncing BlackBerry, which isn't saying much. BlackBerry shipped only 550,000 BB10 devices in the last quarter compared to 13.2 million Windows Phone devices.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows Phone 7

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