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Microsoft today revealed some information on how it's doing with Windows Phone, including details of year-on-year growth, the number of markets in which it has achieved double-digit share, and more.
While Microsoft still has 90% of the global PC market, its share of the total devices market is just 14%, as the company's chief operating officer, Kevin Turner, explained at WPC 2014 today.
BlackBerry has accused its rivals of spreading "fear, uncertainty and doubt" about the company, and says the media have "crowded the airwaves" with "sensationalized reports" about its performance.
BlackBerry can claim a small victory - at least in the UK, where it's still more popular than Windows Phone for consumers (you read that right) despite a damaging decline in worldwide market share.
According to industry analysts IDC, BlackBerry's global market share in 2014 will be just 0.8%, and will fall further to 0.3% by 2018 - by which time, they say, Windows Phone will have grown to 6.4%.
If latest market research numbers are to be believed, Samsung has managed to capture 71 percent of the smartwatch market and has already shipped over 500,000 watches in the first quarter of 2014.
Acer says that it cannot justifying 'taking the risk' of launching Windows Phones while consumer demand for the OS remains so low, and while the app situation on the platform "needs fixing".
The latest report from AdDuplex shows that low and mid-range Windows Phones are what's pushing the platform forward. The Lumia 520 sales are slowing down but the Lumia 625 is becoming a new hit.
Its hardware partners are turning to Android and Chrome OS. PC shipments are falling. Meanwhile, its devices strategy consists of two Surface tablets, plus Nokia. It's time for Microsoft to do more.
After ditching sales of Apple's iPhone, Russia's largest mobile network is pushing Windows Phone, opening special retail zones in its stores for the OS, which has now grown to 8.2% of the market.
Windows 8 has posted market share gains for June, passing Windows Vista after rising 0.83 percentage points to capture 5.10% of the market. It shows slow but continued gains for Microsoft's newest OS
Apple CEO Tim Cook faced Android's exponential rise head on, speaking at the D11 conference yesterday. He did, however, cite some impressive statistics that put a different slant on the case.
Garner has published their report on global handset sales for the first quarter of 2013. Android owns the market with 75% while Windows Phone accounts for 3%. Apple is still in second place at 18%.
According to data released by Windows Phone advertising network AdDuplex, Nokia command a huge 83% of the Windows Phone market outside the United States, showing how popular their Lumia devices are.
According to the latest data, Microsoft's mobile operating system is growing quite rapidly in the US, even faster than Android. The OS now stands firmly in third place above Blackberry.
Market share statistics provided by NetMarketShare indicate that Chrome OS' share after two years on the market is just 0.023%, lower than Windows RT after three months of availability
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While the market share of Internet Explorer 6 remains low in many Western countries, China's huge share of 25.8% presents a thorn in the sides of Microsoft's effort to rid the word of the browser
Unity, a game engine provider whose userbase is in the hundreds of millions, have published a report profiling the version usage of iOS and Android, as well as the hardware usage of each.
Windows Phone has finally overtaken BlackBerry in market share after some years of availability, although Microsoft are still far behind Apple and Google. Can a rumoured "Surface Phone" change that?
Research by the IDC has predicted that Microsoft's tablet market share will grow to 10% in 2017, but the Surface RT will account for just 2.7% of that. Additionally, iPad shipments will drop in 2013.
For the three month average period ending January 2013, Microsoft's smartphone operating system market share has remained relatively stagnant, while Android dropped and iOS rose considerably
The Chinese government has published a report that criticises Android, and suggests that Google has been discriminating against Chinese companies.
The latest data from Adduplex shows Nokia is still leading in the Windows Phone ecosystem and will continue to do so thanks to its middle and low-end offerings that have been selling quite well.
Windows Phone has been slowly adding users to its ranks. What's perhaps surprising is that most of its users aren't from English speaking countries and prefer localized versions of the OS.
Internet Explorer has once again gained market share in February 2013, rising to 55.82% of the market, while Chrome has slipped a considerable amount to its lowest market share since September 2011
Windows Phone has reportedly lost market share in the United States, according to this month's report from ComScore, which saw the OS drop 0.7% over a three month period ending December 2012
For the first time since the launch of the OS, Windows 7 market share has dropped in the month of January. Net Applications also reports Windows 8 growth, with the newest OS sitting on a 2.36% share
Windows Phone 8 now accounts for 20 percent of the Windows Phone market compared to only 5 percent in November. 74 percent of all Windows Phones are from Nokia, with the Lumia 920 growing rapidly
Nokia and Apple are focusing ever more on China's growing smartphone market to expand their sales - but that won't be easy, as a report claims that Android's share of the market has risen to over 90%.
Apple has suffered a fall in the iPad's market share. A rise in Android based tablets from Samsung and Amazon, and consumers delaying purchases until the iPad Mini is released is said to be to blame.
A new study has revealed Nokia is the global Windows Phone market share leader by a large margin, although HTC leads the U.S. Windows Phone market. Three companies dominate both markets.
According to new stats from Net Applications, Windows XP took a big dip in the market share for PC operating systems in May, while Windows 7 took a similar jump upward.
For the first time in many years, Internet Explorer has lost its majority crown for worldwide browser market share, falling to Google Chrome by the smallest of margins in the past week
The latest market share reports from Gartner are in and it unfortunately reveals that Samsung's seldom-referenced Bada OS actually beat Windows Phone in Q4 2011 sales by a slim margin
A new study claims that web browser activity on Windows-based platforms has dropped by nearly 10 percent in just the last six months as mobile web browsing has increased.
Android's explosive growth continues, as it rises to 52% of the worldwide smartphone market. While the market as a whole continues to grow, its rivals nonetheless see their market share in decline.
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