Research in the UK has shown that the market share of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system has almost tripled over the past three months. This enormous increase can be largely attributed to the launch of Windows Phone 8.
While this is promising news for Microsoft, it's nowhere near the market lead; in fact, even after this growth, the developer only has a 5.9% market share in the United Kingdom. With these numbers, Microsoft is closing in on RIM, whose BlackBerry OS has a 6.4% market share. The two largest operating systems are Google's Android and Apple's iOS, which are respectively featured on 54.5% and 32.4% of the mobile devices.
The research, which was performed by Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, also showed that Apple and Samsung sold the most handsets. Samsung has a 35% market share, while Apple's is 32%.
LG is also trying to re-enter the smartphone market by developing models based on Windows Phone. This tripling of the market share shows that there's a much greater demand for Windows Phone handsets than there has been in recent years. A perfect reason for LG to try its luck with the operating system, we'd say.
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