Windows Phones market share drops to 2.7%

Windows Phone logoWindows Phone, Microsofts mobile operating system, might have started to appeal to more users out there, but it seems that its adoption rate is not as high as needed in order to help it increase its global market share.

In fact, a new report coming from Strategy Analytics claims that Windows Phone actually lost over one percent market share in the second quarter of this year when compared to the same period of time a year ago.

According to the research firm, Windows Phone ended Q2 with only 2.7 percent market share, despite the fact that it was loaded on 3.8 percent smartphones at the end of the same period of time a year ago.

Microsoft Windows Phone continued to struggle in the United States and China, and its global smartphone market share fell from 4 percent in Q2 2013 to just 3 percent during Q2 2014, Strategy Analytics says.

As it turns out, iOS and BlackBerry lost important market share as well year on year, with Android being the only platform to register growth.

According to the research firm, smartphone shipments totaled 295.2 million in Q2 2014, 84.6 percent of which were Android handsets. iOS accounted for 11.9 percent of these devices, while BlackBerry was loaded on 0.6 percent devices.

Androids domination of global smartphone shipments reached a new peak in Q2 2014, with an impressive 85 percent of all smartphones now running Googles OS. Androids gain came at the expense of every major rival platform, Strategy Analytics notes.

Like the PC market, Android is on the verge of turning smartphone platforms into a one-horse race. Its low-cost services and user-friendly software remain wildly attractive to hardware makers, operators and consumers worldwide.

The aforementioned report also reveals the fact that the smartphone markets growth slowed down to only 27 percent in Q2 2014, which is almost half the 49 percent growth it registered a year ago. In fact, the global smartphone growth in the current quarter is said to be the lowest registered in the past five years.

However, there are markets where the adoption rate of smartphones is still very high, including Africa and Asia. North America and Europe, on the other hand, are seeing slower growth.

Out of 295.2 million smartphones that were shipped in the second quarter of the year, 249.6 units were running under Android, 35.2 million under iOS, and only 8.0 million were running Windows Phone. BlackBerry powered only 1.9 million smartphones sold in Q2 2014.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: OSes, Windows Phone 7

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)