“As global smartphone shipments hit a historic high of 301.3 million in the second quarter, the third-ranked operating system, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, saw its share of that pie stumble to well below 3%,” Matt Hamblen reports for Computerworld.
“Windows Phone-based devices have been shipping for four years, but they accounted for only 2.5% of the total smartphone market in the second quarter of 2014, down from 3.4% in the same period a year earlier, IDC reported Thursday,” Hamblen reports. “Overall Windows Phone shipments for the second quarter totaled about 7.4 million, down 9.4% from 8.2 million a year earlier, IDC said.”
“Shipments of Apple’s iPhone grew by 12.7% to 35.2 million,” Hamblen reports. “A recent Good Technology report found that Windows Phone was used in only 1% of 5,000 enterprises surveyed in the second quarter. In comparison, iPhones and iPads were used in 67% of enterprises… The 2.5% Windows Phone Q2 market share reported by IDC was even lower than the 2.7% share reported by Strategy Analytics. IDC’s count of 7.4 million Windows Phones shipped was also less than the 8 million Strategy Analytics tallied.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Verily, rounding error territory doth approacheth.
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