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 to note that Windows Phone emerged as the second biggest mobile operating system in 19 countries, including Finland (39 percent), Vietnam (16 percent), Italy (15 percent), Thailand (11 percent), Turkey (11 percent), and Russia (8 percent). An earlier report pointed out the platform’s growth in US and Europe.

The firm also threw some insights into the ecosystem. Samsung and Apple managed to maintain their leadership positions for smartphone shipments in Q3 2013, with market shares of 34 percent and 15 percent, respectively, and Huawei, Lenovo, and LG rounded out the top five.

Via: The Next Web

Abhishek Baxi