While Android has continued its dominance over the mobile market shares, according to latest reports from the Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, Windows Phone has registered a consistent growth, securing the third place in the tally.
The year 2013 marked a whopping 41% growth in the mobile sector and recorded sales of 990 million smartphone units. But the figures went for a small dip this year as compared to 2012’s 43%.
Android is still going strong with over 79% of the mobile market share. Out of the 990 million sold units, 781.2 million were running Google’s smartphone operating system. And due to iPhone 5c’s failure at the market, the Cupertino giant couldn’t pull off the numbers they were expecting. They could only sell 153.3 million units last year, not to mention the fact that they released two iPhones.
Things have started working out for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, as the company has sold over 35 million units, almost doubling its previous year’s sale numbers. With Blackberry nowhere to be found, Windows Phone now happily holds the third place position with a 3.6% share.
We’ve known for quite some time now that Windows Phone has solidified its position in third place, with Android being at the top of the ladder. Now we have some data from Strategy Analytics to further promote it.Further reading: Android, iOS, Windows Phone