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Microsoft’s Windows Phone sees slight boost after Lumia 900 release

Microsoft’s Windows Phone sees slight boost after Lumia 900 releaseOne-tenth of a share level doesn’t a turnaround make, however at this level Microsoft’s Windows Phone staff will little question take something it may well get.

Microsoft’s share of U.S. smartphone subscribers was 4.0 % for the three months ending in April, in response to the latest numbers from the comScore Networks research firm. That was up 0.1 % from the three.9 % market share within the three months ending in March.

No, it’s not precisely a statistically vital pattern, however it’s higher than the regular declines the corporate has been experiencing in market share. The report follows the launch of the flagship Nokia Lumia 900 within the U.S. in April.

Fierce Wi-fi has more on the numbers, together with a chart of historic comScore information. Google’s Android topped the charts with greater than 50 % market share in April, with Apple’s iPhone No. 2 at 31.4 %, and RIM at 11.6 %.

Microsoft’s numbers embody legacy Windows Cellular customers, so the developments aren’t a pure illustration of the brand new Windows Phone OS. Microsoft was nonetheless down in April in comparison with the January stats, when it had 4.4 %.

Individually immediately, the positioning All About Windows Phone reported that more than 100,000 apps have been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace, though greater than 10,000 of these aren’t at the moment accessible (having been unpublished or pulled from the market) so the precise variety of accessible apps is nearer to 88,000.

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