Windows Phone 8.1 is Installed on Almost 40% of Devices, Lumia 630 and 635 are Biggest Risers
Windows Phone 8.1 has been out in the wild not so long ago, and now a fresh report seems to suggest that it is already installed on almost half of Windows Phone devices worldwide. More details are below.
According to a recent article signed by Vlad Dudau on Neowin, Windows Phone 8.1 rollout is looking pretty good so far, with the global expansion reaching 40%, closely approaching half of the entire number.
According to a recent report coming from AdDuplex, Windows Phone’s greatest strength is still in the low-end of the market, as the recently launched Lumia 630 and 635 models have seen impressive growth across the board.
Last month, the two affordable handsets just made it in the global top ten of Windows Phone devices, but now they are on the second position with a combined marketshare.
The AdDuplex report included the following countries from the EU 5 – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, as well as the US, where the two models account for almost 13% of the market.
As expected, Microsoft is still the dominant player in the Windows Phone space, accounting for more than 95% of all Windows Phone devices. This might be great for them, but is actually a bad sign for the ecosystem as a whole, as it shows that OEMs don’t like that much the idea of building Windows Phone devices.
More smaller companies have joined Microsoft after the company has offered Windows for free, but these only account for 0.03% of the market, if this recent report is anything to go by.