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It's official: Nokia is the only Windows Phone maker that anyone cares about

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Nov 2013 9:18 User comments (6)

It's official: Nokia is the only Windows Phone maker that anyone cares about According to the latest figures from AdDuplex, Windows Phone is now dominated by just one manufacturer, Nokia.
The Finnish smartphone maker (soon to be part of Microsoft) controls 90 percent share of the OS, followed by HTC at 7 percent and everyone else at a measly 3 percent.

As far as devices go, the cheap but excellent Lumia 520 continues to take share, now at 26.5 percent share, far and away the most for an individual model. The more powerful (and larger) Nokia Lumia 920 and 620 follow with 8.8 and 8.6 percent share, respectively. The Nokia 521 (which is the same device as the 520 but optimized for T-Mobile in the US) has another 3.5 percent share, effectively giving the Lumia 520 a massive 30 percent share of current Windows Phones.

Somewhat surprisingly, Windows Phone 7.x has not died, with the obsolete operating system still seen on 24.7 percent of all Windows Phone devices.



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6 user comments

128.11.2013 16:06

just come to android xD

229.11.2013 13:10

Nokia screwed-up when they got in bed with Micro$oft to make Windows phones that no one wants.

If they had taken their excellent hardware and put Android on it, people would have bought their phones like crazy. They'd be giving Samsung a run for their money.

329.11.2013 16:55

Originally posted by bdaleypsu:
Nokia screwed-up when they got in bed with Micro$oft to make Windows phones that no one wants.

If they had taken their excellent hardware and put Android on it, people would have bought their phones like crazy. They'd be giving Samsung a run for their money.
Agree.
Hope Blackberry no fall in the same way or worse.

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430.11.2013 2:26

Nokia jumping into bed with Microsoft did well for both companies. How can that be a bad thing?

They might not have the same market share as android or ios, but they are far from making phones that nobody wants.

530.11.2013 12:07

Originally posted by pufff:
Nokia jumping into bed with Microsoft did well for both companies. How can that be a bad thing?

They might not have the same market share as android or ios, but they are far from making phones that nobody wants.



Did "well" by what measure? Nokia probably would be doing 4x as "well" if they made Android phones.

I can't think of a single person I know who has a windows phone, or who has ever mentioned even being interested in one.

630.11.2013 19:47

Originally posted by bdaleypsu:
Originally posted by pufff:
Nokia jumping into bed with Microsoft did well for both companies. How can that be a bad thing?

They might not have the same market share as android or ios, but they are far from making phones that nobody wants.



Did "well" by what measure? Nokia probably would be doing 4x as "well" if they made Android phones.

I can't think of a single person I know who has a windows phone, or who has ever mentioned even being interested in one.
I agree, they would be doing 4x as well on Android, but someone said yes to a 7 Billion Dollar deal.

My wife has the Nokia 520 and I personally think it's a great phone. I find the ui refreshing and very easy to use. It does pretty much everything the other phones do. It might not have as many supported apps as the others, but then again, neither did android when ios was the main player a couple years back.

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