Windows Phone Really Slows Down In China And United States

numbers from research firm Kantar, for the three months ending in April 2014. kantar_statistics_april_2014 However, this much is certain that users in the Old Continent are much more willing to try out and make the switch to Windows Phone, as opposed to the ones in the United States. Microsoft’s market share in the home country dropped to just 4.7 percent this year, compared to 5.6 percent last year. The biggest reason for this 0.9 percent dip? Why, the lack of new devices, of course. Nokia and friends were waiting for Windows Phone 8.1 to launch new handsets. The situation isn’t much better in China — in fact, it is much worse. Windows Phone dropped to the lows of 0.8 percent in April 2014, from the relatively stable highs of 2.2 percent last year in the largest smartphone market on the globe. Much to ponder for Microsoft, then.]]>

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