Microsoft’s Mobile Juggernaut Jumps 300% in One Year
Fans of Microsoft’s excellent Windows Phone platform have a lot to be happy about these days. Increased sales have yielded benefits in developer support for apps, and the latest update to Windows Phone 8.1 has closed the feature gap between iOS and Android in almost every area while pulling the OS well ahead in several others. Yes, I really should get around to doing my Windows phone review. But until I do, here’s some more good news: Windows Phone is now outselling iPhone in 24 countries around the globe, in many cases actually taking market share away from Apple directly.
Why is Windows Phone Selling Well These Days?
There are a lot of reasons for this, but many no doubt come down to three key factors: more devices for customers to choose from, lower price points for many of these devices, and the fact that Windows Phone supports carrier billing for app and content purchases, which iOS, after 7 years, still doesn’t. It’s also very likely that many customers are simply becoming fatigued by Apple’s failure to innovate on the iPhone since 2007 and are looking for new experiences. Windows Phone certainly offers that. As someone who moved from iPhone to Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 1020), there’s just no way I could go back. iOS just feels so…old.
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