97% of active Windows phones are still Lumias; the Lumia 535 is the most popular; and 25% of handsets in Germany are on Windows 10 Mobile - these are just a few insights from the latest AdDuplex data.
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AdDuplex data indicates that Lumias account for almost 99% of devices running Windows 10 Mobile - but growth of the new OS is already slowing. There's some interesting data on Surface usage too.
The latest monthly AdDuplex report indicates further modest growth for Windows 10 Mobile - but Microsoft's Lumia range continues to account for over 97% of all Windows handsets in use.
AdDuplex has published its findings for this month's breakdown of Windows handset usage. Windows 10 Mobile keeps growing, while there is a new holder for the title of 'most popular Windows phone'.
AdDuplex has published its latest monthly breakdown of Windows handset usage, and it appears that some of Windows 10 Mobile's recent growth has come from the sale of new devices - not just upgrades.
AdDuplex has published its latest monthly breakdown of Windows handset usage, but admits that it erroneously overstated the proportion of devices running Windows 10 Mobile in recent months.
In February 2010, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7. Six years on, we look back through the history of the OS, the decisions that led to its present state, and what - if anything - still lies ahead.
Six years ago, on February 15, 2010, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7 Series. Join us for a brief stroll down Memory Lane, as we look back on its short, and not entirely sweet, existence.
AdDuplex's latest monthly stats show that Windows 10 Mobile has increased its share of Windows handset usage again - although the rate of growth has slowed, despite the availability of new devices.
There have been dozens of Windows handsets since Windows Phone 7 launched in 2010, and some have been truly impressive, often in very different ways. Which do you think is the best Windows phone ever?
AdDuplex's latest stats show another big monthly increase in Windows 10 Mobile usage, and also reveal which is more popular between Microsoft's new Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships in various markets.
When Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer recently criticized the company's Windows 10 Universal App strategy, it was apparently because of comments made by Satya Nadella.
The app-gap is still wide open; the Lumia 950 and 950 XL weren't designed 'just for fans'; and Windows Phone share has fallen to a new low. Things may yet improve, but let's be realistic about things.
AdDuplex's latest stats show the Windows 10 Mobile preview continues to grow in popularity, as well as breaking down usage of entry-level, mid-range, and flagship-class Windows Phones in key markets.
With Microsoft's unveiling of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL earlier this week and with Windows 10 devices coming soon, is it time for Microsoft to consider a new naming scheme for its future devices?
Many excellent handsets have come and gone since Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 Series in 2010 - but there have been a few disappointments too. What's your choice for the worst Windows Phone ever?
We take a look through the entire Lumia Windows Phone range, from the little-known Mexican Lumia 505 to the massive 1520 with its 6-inch display... and even the 719C - the so-called 'missing Lumia'.
Microsoft has sent out an email stating that starting next year, you will not be able to unlock a Windows Phone 7 device for app testing as the support for that feature is ending.
Still using a WIndows Phone 7 device? Still using Skype on that device? If so, make new plans because you won't be able to in the next few weeks when Microsoft kills off the product on that platform.
Three years ago today, Nokia announced the N9. We look back at the company's first, and last, MeeGo OS device - widely celebrated as one of the best smartphones ever launched, but ultimately doomed.
Microsoft has announced that it plans to end Xbox Video support for Windows Phone 7 devices, Zune media players and the Zune desktop software, from late February 2014.
Microsoft's Windows Phone head Joe Belfiore posted up word on his Twitter account that today is the third anniversary of the Windows Phone 7 launch, and the first use of the "Metro-Modern" UI.
Skype has announced they will no longer update the Windows Phone 7 version of the app, although the current version will continue to made available for download.
Microsoft has updated its in-house Facebook app beta for Windows Phone and has finally released a version made for Windows Phone 7.x smartphones in addition to Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft's Windows Phone head Joe Belfiore has revealed that the company's updated Facebook app for Windows Phone 7 users is " ... coming along, should have beta out this month!"
The Windows Phone version of WhatsApp is rolling out a new version that adds voice messaging features to the app, and this feature is being added in all of the versions of WhatsApp.
Microsoft has released a major update to the Windows Phone 8 Facebook application that was shaped based on the feedback from the beta program launched a few months back.
Despite persistent rumours to the contrary, Instagram is still no closer to launching an official app for Windows Phone. Enter Itsdagram, the first viable alternative - read on for our review.
Rovio has updated the Windows 8 and Windows Phone ports of Angry Birds Star Wars, adding content that was previously made available for the iOS and Android versions.
Microsoft's Windows Phone leader Joe Belfiore posted word on Twitter today that Windows Phone 7 YouTube and Facebook apps will be updated soon, along with other unnamed apps.
Rovio has released the original "Angry Birds" for Windows Phone devices, and the game will remain free until May 15. "Angry Birds" is available for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.
Benchmarks have been performed that conclude Windows Phone 7.8 is not any faster than Windows Phone 7.5 on legacy devices, with the update only bringing cosmetic and feature changes
If you own a Windows Phone 7 device, Microsoft is now rolling out a new build of Windows Phone. The new build string is 7.10.8860.142 and is being pushed to devices as we speak.
Windows Phone ad provider Adduplex has announced that, according to their data, the number of active Windows Phone 8 devices in the US now outnumber the older Windows Phone 7.x smartphones.
Windows Phone 8's Room functionality is exclusive to WP8 phones, right? Wrong, it seems, because the company has explained how the technology can be used on other smartphones you might own and love.
While Microsoft has shared little about Windows Phone 7.8 since announcing it back in June, its Italian division briefly dropped its guard, revealing features of the update and when it's due to land.
A new video seems to show that ICQ, the messaging software that's popular in many parts of the world, could be coming to Windows 8 in the near future in addition to Windows Phone 8.
A new update to the Windows 8 version of the free game Air Soccer Fever now allows for cross platform multiplayer support with the game's Windows Phone 7 counterpart.
ChevronWP7 was an app created to allow Windows Phone 7 users to unlock (or jailbreak) their device. But now users have been advised their device will relock the next time they sync it with their PC.
Nokia's CEO reaffirmed the company's commitment to Windows Phone after a recent meeting with business partners. Elop also refused to confirm or deny Windows Phone 8 device announcements next month.
Windows Phone device shipments more than doubled in Q2 2012 and Microsoft's mobile operating system is closing in on becoming the number three mobile OS, according to new figures from a research firm.
Nokia continues to struggle in the marketplace and they plan on shutting down two sales offices in China, the largest smartphone market in the world, as part of their plan to streamline operations.
A new interview indicates Microsoft knew Windows Phone 7 would be outdated at launch, as the company was developing Windows Phone 8 simultaneously with Windows Phone 7.
Developer 17-Bit Studios has announced that their debut game title Skulls of the Shogun will feature cross platform multiplayer between the Windows 8, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox versions of the game.
Nokia has announced that the Windows Phone 7 "Tango" update has begun the rollout process for the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 smartphones. It should be completed by the end of July.
If you have a current generation Windows Phone device, Microsoft just dropped the hammer and said that you will not be getting WP8 but you will get an update to Windows Phone 7.8.
Microsoft has revealed that improved traffic coverage is coming to Windows Phone's map service, currently powered by Bing. The improved coverage comes from a collaboration between Bing and Nokia.
A new Microsoft blog post offers up a number of links for developers who would like to port their iPad or Windows Phone 7 apps, or their website, to run in Windows 8.
One of Neowin's forum members, "Zaindeel", has created Metro2 for Superbar, a set of over 100 icons for Windows 7 taskbar that have a Windows 8 Metro art style.
A Portuguese rep for Microsoft is quoted in a new video interview as saying that all current Windows Phone 7 devices will be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 when it comes out.