According to research firm comScore, which refers to the state of the market in January of this year, Windows Phone is the third mobile platform in the U.S. It 's another marketing company that has confirmed third place for Microsoft's mobile operating system after IDC who did it back in May of 2013.
According to data from the Finnish telecom operator DNA, the device from the Finnish company Jolla that uses the open-source operating system Sailfish is currently the fifth best-selling smart phone in Finland. The device by sales surpassed Apple's iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.
Tim Cook is starting to backpedal on the way that Apple views the market. There was a time when Apple liked to talk up the number of units they shipped and their market share. It was Apple’s pride and joy and they used it often to show the power of their brand. However, after the death of Steve jobs things have started to slide. Businessman Tim Cook has not had the same presence that Jobs had. Their product releases have not been of the same style that Jobs had and Apple has suffered from it.
According to market research firm IDC, during the first three months of this year on a global scale 216.2 million "smart" mobile phones were delivered, which is 41.6% more than in the same period a year earlier.
Back in October of 2011 just before the launch of Windows 8 and RT, Steve Ballmer was working very hard to convince other people that his vision for Windows 8 was an accurate one. Ballmer was convinced that Windows 8 and RT would be in millions of homes and be the most successful OS that Microsoft had released. For many people this was just business as usual simply because a company would never say anything otherwise. Can you imagine a company coming out and saying “yeah, we know this is a crappy bit of software, but we want you to buy it anyway”? Still even with that in mind Microsoft was working on building up some good hype behind Windows 8.
There has been a few articles that popped up over the weekend crowing about Microsoft’s Windows 8 and how it has jumped in numbers from 0 to 7.4% market share in a single quarter. The claim is interesting and also very misleading if you actually take the time to read the data used as a basis for this claim. In most of the articles that we read the data source is from Strategy Analytics which does not show ANY data that represents Q4 12 to Q1 13 they instead cover same quarter year to year (Q1 12 compared to Q3 13).