Long-time Windows phone users probably noticed the irony in the headline, but unfortunately, the latest statistics provided by Kantar indeed point to continued decline for Microsoftâ€™s mobile platform.
Of course, this doesnâ€™t come as a big surprise given the fact that nothing is happening in the Windows phone ecosystem lately, and with Microsoft thinking itâ€™s better to remain tight-lipped on the future of its mobile vision, itâ€™s certainly perfectly normal for worldwide sales to collapse.
Windows phoneâ€™s sales share in Europe, which has always been Microsoftâ€™s biggest market in mobile, is going down at a fast pace, with Spain dropping to no less than 0.4 percent in the three-month period ending March 2017 versus the same period the year before.
Italy and Germany remain the biggest European markets for Windows phones, with shares now at 4 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively, though substantial drops were recorded in these countries as well. In Italy, for instance, … (read more)