Windows Phone Marketshare Grows by 156%, Android Tops 80% Marketshare

Smartphones

While there is no doubt that Android is the biggest smartphone operating system on the planet, however, Windows Phone has emerged as the quickest growing operating system in the world.

In a new report by IDC, the market share of the Microsoft OS bloated by 156% over the last year and now, around 3.6% of all smartphones sold worldwide run on it.

Windows Phone smartphone shipments reached 9.5 million during the quarter, up from 3.7 million during same duration last year.

Android grew too, by 51.3 percent year over year with 211.6 million units shipped during third quarter of current fiscal year. Android accounted for 81.0% of all smartphone shipments during the quarter, marking the first time that Android topped 80% share in sales in its short history.

iOS too increased its sales by 6.9 million.

While Windows Phone’s 9.5 million unit figure might seem incredibly tiny compared to Google’s OS, it might become a threat to Google’s OS in certain markets and price points.

Obviously, Google might’ve taken notice of this growth too and the result is shown in the form of increased support of for mid-range smartphones – with 512 MB Rams — with Android 4.4 KitKat.

Meanwhile, BlackBerry further fell back from the competition by shrinking 41.6 percent, while also further strengthening Windows Phone’s grip over the third spot. Blackberry’s times might change in the future, however, with a new CEO in place along with a billion dollars but just don’t expect anything substantial anytime sooner though.

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  • Geekpk

    WP8 suits me. Its a great and stable OS.

    • I didnt like the GUI of WP8 apps and battery performance of WP8 phones

      • Muhammad Bilal Khan

        Update Your Phone Now Battery Performance is Awesome.

        • Really? Amber update?

          Also I want to ask you did that Amber update bring notifications? Like android and ios have … panel notifications etc?

          • Saeed

            nope it didn’t as of yet. May be in the next update

  • Saeed

    I think the future favors Windows Mobile. They are making noticeable progress, still new and premature but at least on the right direction. Perhaps it’s time for android & iOS take a dip.

    • Zulqarnain Nizamani

      What about multitasking ? don`t ever think about multy window :p

      • Saeed

        They have improved multitasking a lot in their latest GDR 3 update.

  • Muhammad Bilal Khan

    Windows Phones better then Android except apps.
    #Fact