Greater than 3.6 million smartphones working Microsoft’s working system have been bought to finish customers worldwide in the primary quarter, according to data released this morning by the Gartner research firm.
Nevertheless, just one.6 million of these have been working the brand new Windows Phone OS, the report says — which seems to imply that legacy Windows Cell units outstripped their successor for the quarter.
By comparability, Gartner exhibits greater than 36 million Android smartphones bought in the quarter, 27.6 million Symbian units, and 16.9 million iPhones.
Windows Phone was initially hampered by its availability on solely two of the 4 main U.S. carriers, AT&T and T-Cell. Dash got here aboard in March and the state of affairs will proceed to enhance with the upcoming launch of the first Windows Phone for Verizon. (Notice: Information about carriers corrected since authentic put up; because of Josh in the feedback.) Microsoft will launch new particulars subsequent week about the next Windows Phone version.
Gartner and IDC have each predicted that Windows Phone will surge in the approaching years as a results of Microsoft’s partnership with Nokia. The primary Nokia units working Windows Phone are due in the marketplace in 2012. Right here’s the complete Gartner chart exhibiting cell OS market share for the primary quarter.