Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft recently moved into the final stages of getting rid of Windows Phone platform, the company officially announced that the Windows Phone which has been dying rapidly over the past few years is officially dead. Windows Phone has no future and market share of the platform is falling.

NetMarketShares, a company known for being a provider of usage share statistics for web browsers and operating systems recently published a new report. The stats show that Windows Phone market share dropped once again and it is close to the share of Nokia Series 40 phones.

The latest December 2017 figures show that Android is the leading mobile platform and it has a market share of 68.39%. On the other hand, iOS platform is in the second position with 30.56% market share.

WP Share

Windows Phone market share dropped to just 0.15% market share. It is worth noting that the market share of Nokia Series 40 is 0.12%, almost close to the share of Microsoft’s mobile platform.

The latest figure isn’t surprising since Microsoft has officially given up on Windows Phone platform. “We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. Paid money, wrote apps for them, but the volume of users is too low for most companies to invest,” Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore said last year.

  • M Rankin

    haha This is ironic but this is what Microsoft wanted
    we will stop start making phones first party phones
    we will stop developing new features for the OS
    we will leave the future two other OEM.

  • Jack Smith

    Not surprising. Saw that Bing on mobile was down to .54% down from .57% in the last 30 days. Think it is only a matter of time that would be the next thing to go. Bing has just been horrible lately and maybe MS already stopped investing into it.

    Just not enough market share to have the investment needed to keep it competitive. We really need some competition though. It sucks that MS just does such a poor job with their products.

    • M Rankin

      Bing is done pretty well overall grow 15%
      I have to many Microsoft Rewards points to leave pc/mobile

  • ⏹ Scorpio

    Elite users! LOL 😀