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Apr 27, 2011

April 2011, How Is Windows Phone 7 Doing Comparing To The Others?

Every once in a while I check on Windows Phone 7. Not that I have invested in Microsoft or anything, I guess it's because I can't wait to see a third player in the endless iOS/Android game, and also because just like with Palm, I will always have a warm corner in the heart for Windows Mobile or its' successor…

Today I've collected a bunch of posts from WP7 sites.

Windows Phone hits 7% US market share in March 2011

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This one comes from WMPowerUser.com, a great sources for Windows Phone related news and apps. Here's what WMPU had to say:

"Nielsen have published some market research which shows that Windows Phone (which includes Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7, but surely WM sales are miniscule now) has hit 7% of new smartphones sales in March 2011. An NDP survey in Q4 2011 had shown Windows Phone had only 2% market share in that period."

According to WMPU there is some progress in the numbers, but overall, when looking at Android, iOS or even BlackBerry – things are not yet taking off for Microsoft's new mobile OS.

Pay attention to Android, which will soon pass the 50% boundaries.

(source)


AppCelerator / IDC Quarterly Mobile Developers Survey Released, Windows Phone 7 Beats Blackberry To Third Place

The Appcelerator-IDC Q2 2011 Mobile Developer Survey Report, taken April 11-13, shows that interest in Android has recently plateaued as concerns around fragmentation and disappointing results from early tablet sales have caused developers to pull back from their previous steadily increasing enthusiasm for Google’s mobile operating system. While this opens the door a crack for new entrants, nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that it is not possible for Microsoft, RIM, HP, and Nokia to reverse momentum relative to Apple and Google. Underscoring the fluidity of the mobile ecosystem and in a peculiar turn of events, recent simultaneous drops in developer interest in Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry OSes move Windows Phone 7 ahead of BlackBerry to claim the third spot in developer interest.

So yes, developers interest in Windows Phone 7 seems to be higher than any other OS which is not Android or iOS, but is it enough? Microsoft has certainly been investing heavily in developers and recently presented a nice progress, but seem like once again, the numbers are far from getting close to iOS or Android.

"Microsoft edges RIM to become the third horse, but there is not much cause for celebration in Redmond as respondents’ interest in Microsoft and RIM dropped substantially compared to last quarter. Microsoft fell seven points, with only 29% of developers saying they are ‘very interested’ in the Windows Phone 7, while BlackBerry phones dropped eleven points to 27%. On the upside, and in part as a result of Microsoft’s partnership announcement with Nokia, Windows Phone 7 interest fell four points less than BlackBerry to make Microsoft the new number three in developer interest behind Apple and Google."

(More in here, full report in here)


AppStores Report by DISTIMO

Another interesting report, this time by DISTIMO, reviews the status of the different app stores and shows once again that the undisputed leader – Apple still keeps the crown, but constantly slows down.

The Apple App Store for iPhone is the largest store in terms of all applications available however, it was among the slowest growing stores in terms of relative growth in March. Regardless of its low relative growth, the Apple App Store for iPhone was still second only to Google in terms of absolute growth figures.

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Highest number of free apps exist in the Android Market

Biggest jump was done by the Apple MacStore, but among the mobile OS, it's actually WP7 which did the most significant jump. Unfortunately, once again, the total numbers fall far behind iOS, Android, Ovi, and even BlackBerry.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Nielsen have published some market research which shows that Windows Phone (which includes Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7, but surely WM sales are miniscule now) has hit 7% of new smartphones sales in March 2011. An NDP survey in Q4 2011 had shown Windows Phone had only 2% market share in that period."

You might want to update this. This website mixed up the facts. The Q4 NDP press release says this "Windows Mobile, Microsoft's legacy OS, fell 3 points to 4 percent, as the new Windows Phone 7 OS debuted at 2 percent..." Meaning that in Q4 2010 WP7/Windows Mobile had 6%, there Q1 2011 is an increase of 1%. Look it up.

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android OS is just winning the race

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Very good comparison chart,gives an exact idea of windows 7 and other OS

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I doubt these figure! How come Symbian has only 1%? But I accept that future belongs to Android!

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Android OS has occupied half of the total. Nice calculations and pictorial information.

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