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New stats show Microsoft’s Windows Phone gaining in some parts of the world

620The British and the French love Windows Phone, apparently!

New research this morning from Kantar Worldpanel exhibits Microsoft’s cell working system making sizable positive aspects in some parts of Europe in the second quarter — rising to 9 p.c of the market in France (from 2.3 p.c a yr earlier) and eight.6 p.c in Nice Britain (from 4.5 p.c a yr earlier).

Why is that this occurring? Kantar’s Dominic Sunnebo says lower-end smartphones, reminiscent of the Lumia 520 and 620, “are quietly driving its momentum.”

“It’s critical for Windows to be seen as a mainstream various to Android and iOS quite than a distinct segment platform,” says Sunnebo. “Promoting giant volumes of decrease finish smartphones is an efficient method of getting Windows seen in the fingers of potential clients’ family and friends, convincing them there isn’t a threat in selecting the working system. The bulk of individuals are pattern followers, not pattern setters, so Windows must get as many smartphones to market as shortly as attainable.”

Android remains to be dominant in Europe, however Kantar’s analysis exhibits the iPhone making positive aspects in some areas because of new smartphone consumers choosing the iPhone 4. In Nice Britain, for instance, iOS rose to 30.5 p.c of the market (up from 25.3 p.c a yr in the past) whereas Android slipped to 56.2 p.c, from 57.2 p.c a yr earlier.

In the U.S., Kantar’s analysis exhibits Windows Phone having a harder time of it. In the U.S., Windows Phone is now reaching 4 percent of the market, up from 2.9 p.c a yr in the past, however down from its place of 4.6 p.c earlier this yr.


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