Nokia Lumia range now makes up 59% of all Windows Phone devices
August 21, 2012 at 16:05 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
Not too long ago, it was reported that the "lumia" search term had eclipsed "Windows Phone" in search engines, which was quite amazing if you considered that Nokia only launched their first Windows Phone devices in November 2011. Nokia may have recently relinquished their crown as king of phone manufactures to Samsung but it's evident how they are working hard to get back to terms. Arguably, Nokia is now the most most visible Windows Phone OEM, all within 8 months of joining the party.
A new report has revealed that Nokia accounted for 59 percent of all active Windows Phone handsets worldwide, 32 percent in the US, last month. The data comes from mobile app measurement firm Localytics which shows that Nokia now dominates Windows Phone, having steadily increased its share from an initially modest presence at the start of 2012.
Globally, Nokia market share has leapt to 59 percent last month from 22 percent in January. Europe, in particular, saw good progress in July, according to Statcounter. Samsung, who have been a Windows Phone OEM since launch has is down from 23 percent to 13 percent, with troubled HTC shrinking to 21 percent from 44 percent in January.
In the US, Nokia now accounts for 32 percent of all Windows Phone devices (as seen above). That has to be seen as a big achievement considering that the US waited until January for the first Nokia Lumia device. However, HTC still has the largest share of Windows Phone devices in the US but we can bet out bottom dollar it's not going to last too long.
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