Windows Phone 8.1 now on nearly 12 percent of Windows Phones
It's hard to believe it's nearly August. As another month goes by I'll take a look at the Windows Phone landscape thanks to data from cross-promotion network AdDuplex. Every month AdDuplex CEO Alan Mendelevich ( @ailon) gathers data that gives us insight into the Windows Phone ecosystem around the globe. During the month of July, we're looking at an even bigger jump in the percentage of handsets running Windows Phone 8.1. Read on for more details.
11.9 percent of Windows Phones have Windows Phone 8.1
Last month, only 7.7 percent of Windows Phone handsets were running the latest version of the operating system. We're now looking at nearly 12 percent of devices running Windows Phone 8.1 during the month of July. That's a nice jump seeing as how the Lumia Cyan update has just recently started rolling out to handsets and isn't available to everyone just yet. Marketshare of Windows Phone 8 dropped to 70.4 percent, most likely because of the new operating system.
King of the World – Lumia 520
No surprise here. The least expensive Windows Phone, the Lumia 520, is still the most popular. It holds onto the top spot around the globe with 30.9 percent share. It'll be interesting to see if the newly announced Lumia 530 can live up to potential and someday dethrone the Lumia 520 as the most popular Windows Phone.
Speaking of new handsets, how are the Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930 doing? They haven't been out long, but they're starting the slow process of steadily moving up in share. The Lumia 630 moved up to take the number thirteen slot while the Lumia 635 is at twenty-seven, and the Lumia 930 is in thirty-first place.
Nokia / Microsoft still top OEM
It feels like just last year we were waiting for Nokia to cross the 90 percent threshold for OEM share. Now they're nearly at 95 percent. That's insane, and hopefully we'll see a little more variety in the worldwide manufacturer picture for Windows Phone once these other OEMs get up and running.
Top Windows Phones around the globe
Here are the top three Windows Phones for a handful of countries around the globe. You'll want to note the dominance of entry-level models for nearly every single country
- Lumia 521 – 30.6 percent
- Lumia 520 – 18.6 percent
- Lumia 920 – 8.4 percent
- Lumia 520 – 33.9 percent
- Lumia 720 – 23.2 percent
- Lumia 620 – 15.2 percent
- Lumia 520 – 27.6 percent
- Lumia 625 – 14.6 percent
- Lumia 800 – 14.6 percent
- Lumia 520 – 39.6 percent
- Lumia 625 – 15.2 percent
- Lumia 925 – 5.9 percent
- Lumia 520 – 36.4 percent
- Lumia 720 – 11.4 percent
- Lumia 625 – 8.8 percent
- Lumia 520 – 17.2 percent
- Lumia 920 – 13.4 percent
- Lumia 925 – 10.4 percent
- Lumia 520 – 37.7 percent
- Lumia 525 – 11.2 percent
- Lumia 920 – 7.6 percent
New unreleased devices
AdDuplex is a great source for finding devices that haven't been announced yet. Here are three new phones:
- LG D635: Mid-range phone with 5-inch 720p display
- HTC HTC6995LVW: Likely HTC One variant with Windows phone 8.1. Has 5-inch 1080p display. This is an exclusive Verizon model number.
- Nokia RM-1038/RM-1039: 4-inch phone with 720p display. Has been seen on AT&T in the United States. Could be the Lumia 720 successor.
The data above was collected from 4451 Windows Phone apps running the AdDuplex SDK v2. The raw data analyzed was collected over the day of July 24th, 2014.
For more info on AdDuplex, visit their website.
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I have been following tech news since i was 7
I also think it gives the other OEM's incentive to make better phones. Win win all around l.
If the 52x lineup starts getting carrier distribution then I would guess perhaps 30% by the end of next month? I guess it depends on how companies like ATT update their Go Phone devices.
They have to resources to have multiple irons in the fire... The lack of even rumors /aduplex sittings of a flagship portends very poorly for MS... If they miss a holiday season with no flagship they might just have well and truly shot themselves in the foot.
Before wpcenteral users jump on me to "disprove" me by explaining how they have 20 bazillion apps and have been a MS fan for 287 years but have a 520... I am talking statistically... You're a WPcenteral reader... You don't fit that statistics by definition.
This is the only time I hope WPCentral is wrong. Edit: Oh ok I think I'm talking about different RMs.