Gartner: Microsoft Has Become the No. 3 Smartphone OS Overtaking BlackBerry (WP)

| August 14, 2013 | 34 Replies

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Just reiterating the results, WP is the third smartphone OS now after Android and iOS.

Gartner’s numbers show 7,407,000 units for WP (versus IDC’s 8.7M) of ‘sales’ to end users.

As well as increasing in sales unit volume, to increase in market share, the sales volume increase must be inline with the rest of the market.

  • WP 2.6% to 3.3% 4.039M units to 7.4M units.
  • BlackBerry 5.2% to 2.7%, 7.991M units to 6.18M units.
  • Symbian went from 9M units (5.9%) to 0.63M units (0.3%)
  • iOS went from 18.8% to 14.2%, despite unit volume increase from 28.935m to 31.899M.
  • Android went from 64.2% to 79% with 98.664M units to 177.898M units.

WP’s growth, whilst slow, is still showing growth.  Nokia’s entry level units are said to be a hit and we may see even more progress for Q3. In contrast, BB are considering several options of which one is to sell the company.

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Source: Gartner 

Via: Reddit



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