Windows Phone OS making advances in EU markets

Jamie Feltham
October 2, 2013

Apple and Android may still rule the smartphone roost, but the Windows Phone OS is still respectably chugging along behind them.

In fact Microsoft’s service has done a little more than keep up in Q3 2013, having made significant strides in marketshare in some European markets. Namely it’s the UK, Germany and France in which the company has made major ground. In the UK it’s seen its share almost triple as its gone from 4.5 percent last quarter to 12 percent now. France is up to 10.8 percent share from 5.6 percent, while Germany sits happily at 8.8 percent where it was 3.8 percent before.

Obviously these aren’t vast majorities of the market being taken up, but they certainly are impressive figures for just three months worth of business.There were slight movements elsewhere, though nowhere near as impressive. Spain grew a tiny 0.1 percent, moving from 2.1 percent to 2.2 percent. Italy faired a little better, moving from 9.5 percent to 10.3 percent.

If this kind of progress keeps up then the Windows Phone OS could well end up as more than just ‘that other OS’.

Source: Phone Arena

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Jamie Feltham

Videogamer, music listener, squash player, exerciser, technology journalister. Multimedia journalism graduate, writing for the What Mobile mag and website

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