Report: Windows Phone 8 grows quickly, Nokia dominates Windows Phone market


 

Every month, mobile advertisement company AdDuplex publishes statistics about Windows Phone. Although their newest report on December is due next week, some interesting statistics have already been revealed. When looking at the Windows Phone market, Nokia still holds the lead with 74 percent of the market, while Windows Phone 8 market share has grown from 5 percent to 20 percent in the United States when compared to November.

Nokia's flagship model, the Lumia 920, has grown from 3 percent to 9 percent market share and remains the best-selling Windows Phone 8 device, followed by the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 820 which both account for 3 percent of the market. If you're living in the US and use a Windows Phone, the chance is 51 percent AT&T is your carrier.

The Lumia 710 is the most used Windows Phone as can be seen in the chart above, with the Lumia 800 and 610 just close behind. Samsung and HTC account for only a very small percentage of all Windows Phones.

The usage statistics come from WP apps that use software from AdDuplex to deliver ads, but is one of few sources to gather usage data about Windows Phone in particular.


Source: WinSuperSite | Image via AdDuplex

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Gaffney said,
So Windows Phone accounted for 20% of all smartphone sales in the USA during December?

We are waiting upon the data they have in December!

Gaffney said,
So Windows Phone accounted for 20% of all smartphone sales in the USA during December?

No, WP8 accounted for 20% of the Windows Phone market (USA) in December. The entire Microsoft market share (Windows Mobile, WP7, WP8) of the smartphone market (USA) is less than 5%.

sabrex said,

No, WP8 accounted for 20% of the Windows Phone market (USA) in December. The entire Microsoft market share (Windows Mobile, WP7, WP8) of the smartphone market (USA) is less than 5%.


That sounds right, but the following sentence in the article is worded poorly:

"When looking at the Windows Phone market, Nokia still holds the lead with 74 percent of the market, while Windows Phone 8 market share has grown from 5 percent to 20 percent in the United States when compared to November."

Fingers crossed.

I will not be ditching Android anytime soon, but i'd happily drop Samsung in a heartbeat and switch back to Nokia if they released some decent spec 'droids.

hopefully that never happens... nokia is not just about hardware, they are about software and currently they are trying to be in the game even deeper - with google that is simply not possible; and of course on the android platform all oems slowly drowning while samsung dominates, there's simply no place for nokia there

so no, android fans won't get nokias anytime soon

I have my doubts if Nokia will ever release a Droid phone. The recent comment of Nokia's CEO is more to do with putting Microsoft in a psychological puzzle rather than giving hope to droid fans.

Well Nokia DESERVE to dominate. They are absolutely pushing WP and they are doing so very well. They also make the only noteable handset. I have heard of the samsung Ativ which IMO looks ugly and I think HTC make on.

Their hardware looks nice, their marketing looks nice, everything about Nokia is just nice and it performs to match which is GREAT.

I have an android and I'm unlikely to change BUT if I did it would be for a Nokia, they really just have their s*it sorted!!

After using the Lumia 900 when it first came out I can honestly say that Nokia knows what they're doing in terms of phone manufacturing. The Lumia 920 is the best phone I have ever owned and would strongly advise anyone sitting on the fence or with an expiring contract to jump ship! You will never look back!

of course Nokia is dominating it, they've got 6 of the 9 (not including other) devices listed in that chart

it's kinda hard not to when you have 2/3 of the available phones

Terrible logic. They don't have 2/3 of the available phones. Nokia is dominating, and that's why most of the phones on the chart are Nokia phones. All the other phones are listed as "Other". If those phones from other manufacturers were doing as well, they would be shown more prominently instead of being crammed into the "other" category.

Of course HTC is dominating Android, they have 50+ phones for all different carriers

Wait, no, Samsung dominates with S3 and Note II

Brando212 said,
of course Nokia is dominating it, they've got 6 of the 9 (not including other) devices listed in that chart

it's kinda hard not to when you have 2/3 of the available phones

That and the partnership with MS

Guys the 7.8 firmware has been out for like a month now on navifirm! There are plenty of tutorials for noobs on places like xda to get you up and running! It's pretty simple and you can do an update without having to hard reset meaning you can keep all of your settings and data. I advise flashing the APAC version because it includes ringtone maker and Bluetooth file transfer. All you'll need is navifirm, the 7.8 firmware nokia care suite 5 and a driver to detect the phone! PM me if you need any help

ingramator said,
Guys the 7.8 firmware has been out for like a month now on navifirm! There are plenty of tutorials for noobs on places like xda to get you up and running! It's pretty simple and you can do an update without having to hard reset meaning you can keep all of your settings and data. I advise flashing the APAC version because it includes ringtone maker and Bluetooth file transfer. All you'll need is navifirm, the 7.8 firmware nokia care suite 5 and a driver to detect the phone! PM me if you need any help

While it's okay to force the update and all I'd rather wait MS to release it trough Zune.

alwaysonacoffebreak said,

While it's okay to force the update and all I'd rather wait MS to release it trough Zune.

Indeed, it's questionable to what is taking them so long to officially release.

ingramator said,
Guys the 7.8 firmware has been out for like a month now on navifirm! There are plenty of tutorials for noobs on places like xda to get you up and running! It's pretty simple and you can do an update without having to hard reset meaning you can keep all of your settings and data. I advise flashing the APAC version because it includes ringtone maker and Bluetooth file transfer. All you'll need is navifirm, the 7.8 firmware nokia care suite 5 and a driver to detect the phone! PM me if you need any help

Yea, but its not available for the att version of the phone. Js