News
 

Bookmark and Share

(2) 

According to a new report from AdDuplex, Nokia Corp. continues to dominate Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone eco-system. Moreover, Nokia’s latest high-end smartphone – Lumia 920 – appears to be the most popular device for the operating system, a good sign for the company and the platform, but an alarming sign for other smartphone makers.

As it appears, smartphones from Nokia dominate the world of Windows Phone in general, leaving only 20% of the market to other players, such as HTC, Samsung Electronics or Huawei. A good news is that among all Windows Phone devices the high-end Lumia 920 is the most popular one. The report is based on data collected from 494 Windows Phone apps running AdDuplex SDK v.2.

A bad news is that Windows Phone 7-series based handsets dominate the WP ecosystem in general with 57% share (43% use the WP8), meaning that loads of people either bought discounted WP7 devices back in Q4 2012, or they simply do not want to upgrade to newer and better models. Still, after around six month on the market, 43% share in the Windows Phone eco-system seems to be a decent achievement of the WP8 OS.

Based on statistics provided by Unity, the maker of a highly-popular cross-platform engine for video games, around 91% of Apple iOS devices use the latest iOS 6 or iOS 6.1, whereas around 70% of advanced Google Android device users utilize Android 4.0 or better OS.

Nokia and Microsoft did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Nokia, Lumia, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Unity

Discussion

Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 04/13/13 02:51:28 PM
Latest comment: 04/14/13 03:39:44 PM

[1-2]

1. 
The Lumia920 is an epicly good device.
1 1 [Posted by: KeyBoardG  | Date: 04/13/13 02:51:28 PM]
Reply

2. 
When one has a miniscule % of the total market any beat up story via a press release is good. It is a totally irrelevant mobile O/S in the wider scheme of things, but with a large advertising budget and the best spin doctors money can buy it is always possible to get fud published.
1 2 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 04/14/13 03:39:44 PM]
Reply

[1-2]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6:12 pm | Former X-Bit Labs Editor Aims to Wed Tabletop Games with Mobile Platforms. Game Master Wants to Become a New World of Warcraft

Thursday, August 21, 2014

10:59 pm | Khronos Group to Follow DirectX 12 with Cross-Platform Low-Level API. Khronos Unveils Next-Generation OpenGL Initiative

10:33 pm | Avexir Readies 3.40GHz DDR4 Memory Modules. DDR4 Could Hit 3.40GHz This Year

12:10 pm | AMD to Lower Prices of A-Series APUs for Back-to-School Season. New Prices of AMD A-Series APUs Revealed

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10:53 am | AMD to Cut Prices on FX-9000, Other FX Processors: New Prices Revealed. AMD to Make FX Chips More Affordable, Discontinue Low-End Models

10:32 am | LG to Introduce World’s First Curved 21:9 Ultra-Wide Display. LG Brings Curved Displays to Gamers, Professionals

9:59 am | AMD Readies FX-8370, FX-8370E Microprocessors. AMD Preps Two New “Mainstream” FX Chips