Windows Phone jumps 277% in a year to take 3.2% of smartphone market share
The latest quarterly figures from Canalys shows that Windows Phone is indeed gaining market share, despite the nearly constant slamming by smartphone critics. Units are selling well and Windows Phone 8 is likely to ignite a fire under the platform in late 2012.
I continue to use a Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone device on AT&T and still believe the platform will get to at least the number three spot soon. According to the latest smartphone data from Canalys, Windows Phone jumped nearly 2% in the last year and has 3.2% of the global market share. This is only 2.2% away from BlackBerry and third place, so with Windows Phone 8 launching later this year it is possible that Windows Phone will move in behind iOS in 2013.
The 1.9% rise to 3.2% over the last year is a 277.3% growth from Q2 2011 to Q2 2012. Android also saw a huge rise of 110.4% from 47.6% of the market share to a huge lead of 68.1%. iOS is at 16.4%, BlackBerry is at 5.4% and Symbian is at 4.1%. In regards to manufacturers, Samsung leads the way with 31%, followed by Apple, Nokia, HTC, and RIM. With a strong London Olympics sponsorship of the Galaxy S III, I am sure we will see Samsung continue to dominate in this market.