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  • nusaiba nusaiba Feb 8, 2013 1:03 PM Flag

    Canalys estimates 5.1 million Windows Phones shipped in Q4 2012, fastest growing operating system

    Canalys estimates 5.1 million Windows Phones shipped in Q4 2012, fastest growing operating system

    February 8, 2013 | By Surur

    image Canalys press release 070213 - PR tables

    Canalys estimates that in Q4 2012 Windows Phone managed to double shipments to 5.1 million units, up from 2.5 million units in Q4 2011. This took Windows Phone’s market share from 1.6% then to 2.4% last quarter, a small but significant increase.

    While this is well below our expectations, it still leaves Windows Phone as the fastest growing operating system last quarter, with 104% growth, vs 83% for Android, 29% for iOS and –42% for Blackberry.

    Old enemy Bada, which has been a common source of ridicule for Windows Phone, has now finally fallen down into the “other” group, with much less than 3 million shipments, causing the other group to swell from 1.8 to 3 million shipments in total and leaving Windows Phone in the 4th spot.

    With Nokia declaring 4.4 million Windows Phone shipments in Q4 2012, if Canalys’s numbers can be believed, it leaves HTC and the other Windows Phone OEMs only shipping 700,000 handsets, with Nokia taking 86% of Q4 2012 Windows Phone shipments, a number above even the 75% most estimate.

    It is of note that these numbers are wildly out of keeping with Microsoft’s own legally binding statements to their share holders which said “Windows Phone sales were over 4 times greater than last year.”

    In the usual absence of any pronouncement by Microsoft we will have to wait and see what the other analyst companies like Gartner announce, but so far we have solid but unimpressive growth.

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    • corneliusflake Feb 8, 2013 1:58 PM Flag

      how fastest growing OS have shrinking share? -- zdnet article

      ::A quick glance at comScore's latest numbers on smartphone operating systems reveals no real surprises. Android is still number one, with 53.4 percent of the market, a slight gain over the previous quarter; Apple's iOS is still number two, with 36.3 percent of the market and a significant uptick of 2 percent; and Windows Phone is fourth, behind BlackBerry, with 2.9 percent, a drop of 0.7 percent.

      Wait. What? Wasn't the arrival of Windows Phone 8 supposed to finally give Microsoft mobile operating systems a long-needed kick in the pants?::

    • You are right with the facts from the firms , The only issue I have is it is perhaps incomplete analysis by them. It has been a well know fact that Nokia suffered a lack of supply , notice that they did not stay on top as top selling phones on the vendors and carriers charts, merely just stating as 'sold out' which left it to two possibility of either it is due to heavy demand of lack of supply. This time round however, we are at the top selling charts and continuously staying there.

      I am especially waiting not for this quarter but the next one in fact, that Q2, because by that time the entire range of Lumia is out and possibly the tablet craze going at full swing, and most importantly backed by the all important Vietnam plant ! Remember the best is yet to be !

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