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Surface 2 proves to be a winner for Microsoft market share Surface 2 a winner for Microsoft

Surface 2 proves to be a winner for Microsoft market share

New fourth quarter 2014 tablet market share data suggests that Microsoft may have increased its market share with the Surface tablets by as much as 60 percent year-over-year compared to the same time last year. While Microsoft had a 1 percent market share last year, it is now up to 1.6 percent. This is still small compared to Apple, which is leading the charge at 79.9 percent, but it...

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Windows Phone rises in latest market share numbers Windows Phone on the rise

Windows Phone rises in latest market share numbers

ComScore had released its mobile market share data for the September 2014. In terms of platforms, Android leads with 52.1 percent followed by iOS with 41.7 percent and Microsoft with 3.6 percent. Both Android and Microsoft grew its market share slightly compared the the prior quarter ended in June 2014, with Windows Phone gaining 0.2 percentage points. BlackBerry commanded a 2.3 percent...

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IDC – Windows Phone sees 91% surge for 2013 shipments, now second most popular OS in Brazil

IDC – Windows Phone sees 91% surge for 2013 shipments, now second most popular OS in Brazil

Windows Phone continues its ascent in the global smartphone race, at least according to shipment numbers released by IDC. While the increase in global market share continues for Microsoft’s mobile OS, perhaps the more interesting story is in individual markets. IDC’s new numbers show that Windows Phone “posted the largest increase for both the quarter (46.7%) and the year (90.9%)” when...

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Google's sale of Motorola may signal a stronger bond between Google and Samsung — and a threat to Windows Phone

Google's sale of Motorola may signal a stronger bond between Google and Samsung — and a threat to Windows Phone

In a surprise move today, Google announced the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion dollars. On the face of it, that looks like financial loss from the original $12.5 billion purchase price by Google in 2012. However, keep in mind that price for just the hardware division, as Google will retain "the vast majority" of the Motorola patent portfolio (licensing them to...

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comScore shows Windows Phone still in 4th place in the US, but making small gains

comScore shows Windows Phone still in 4th place in the US, but making small gains

A new report published by comScore shows steady growth in the US for Windows Phone, a significant contrast to what we saw earlier in the year. While Android remains the number one platform in the region with Apple sat in second, Microsoft is pretty much level with BlackBerry, who has been struggling to halt the downhill fall the company has experienced. According to the comScore ...

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Windows Phone grows to 4 percent market share in Q3 2013; Android, iOS stay flat

Windows Phone grows to 4 percent market share in Q3 2013; Android, iOS stay flat

According to Canalys, and independent analyst firm, Windows Phone grew its share of pie to four percent in Q3 2013, while Android and iOS stayed static. The report cited that nearly a quarter of billion smartphones shipped in the three-month period, a 44 percent year-over-year increase. Windows Phone accounted for 9.2 million of these units, a growth of 185 percent. It is interesting...

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Windows Phone sales explode in Europe, gain in the US, and pass the iPhone in Italy

Windows Phone sales explode in Europe, gain in the US, and pass the iPhone in Italy

Strong sales for Windows Phone is seen across Europe, the United States and Australia, signaling strong momentum for Microsoft’s mobile platform Kantar Worldpanel’s numbers for September 2013 show continued strong growth for Windows Phone, especially in Europe where double digit sales are seen in the Great Britain (11.4%), France (10.7%) and Italy (13.7%).  The data collected spans 3...

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Report: Windows Phone is the world’s fastest growing smartphone operating system

Report: Windows Phone is the world’s fastest growing smartphone operating system

Data from Strategy Analytics suggests sales of Windows Phone units were up over 275% year-over-year for the third quarter.  Windows Phone has been in third place for mobile operating systems for quite some time. The latest developments around BlackBerry only widen the lead for Windows Phone, while cementing its spot in third. However, to catch up to the likes of Android and iOS it has...

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Ballmer sees an “upside opportunity” in having almost no market share with Windows Phone

Ballmer sees an “upside opportunity” in having almost no market share with Windows Phone

This evening, Microsoft is hosting their 2013 Financial Analyst Meeting, addressing shareholders about the current status of the company and its future. Most of the discussion, which is ongoing as we write, has focused on cloud computing, Xbox, Windows and all of Microsoft’s services. Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage within the last hour and elaborated on many of...

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