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Kantar World Panel today released some new figures that shows while Android is continuing to turn into SkyNet and control the world, Windows Phone is growing in multiple markets. According to the data, Google's mobile platform accounted for more than 70% of sales in Europe's five largest markets: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Alongside Android's success is Samsung, who manufactured nearly half of all smartphones sold in the region.

Elsewhere, the story is similar for Android, but Windows Phone continues to grow, as the following chart illustrates. Ranging from just 0.2 of a percentage point in Spain to 5.4 percentage points in France. It's an uneven story, but the only markets to experience a drop were Germany and Australia. Rounding up the five markets from Europe had Windows Phone alongside Android as the only two mobile platforms experiencing growth, with 2.5 and 9.1 respectively.

Kantar July Data

Looking at the charts above, it's easy to draw the conclusion that Windows Phone has taken over BlackBerry, reminding us that it's official Microsoft is in third place. Unfortunately the situation doesn't appear to be improving for BlackBerry, but who knows what the future may hold. The same goes for Windows Phone, though if trends continue, the future will be bright.

via: TechCrunch