Weâ€™ve known for a while that Windows phones were losing ground, but a new report published by analyst firm Gartner shows just how fast the platform is declining these days as compared to all the other mobile operating systems out there.
Gartner says that approximately 1.1 million phones running Windows were sold in the fourth quarter of 2016, down from nearly 4.4 million in the same quarter the year before.
The market share drop perfectly reflects this collapse in terms of sales, with Windows now accounting for only 0.3 percent of the smartphone sales, down from 1.1 percent one year ago.
Unfortunately, there are no signs of recovery for Windows Phone and when looking at the figures achieved by Android and iOS, the forecast is even more pessimistic for Microsoftâ€™s mobile platform. No less than 352 million phones running Android were sold the previous quarter, up from 325 million in the same quarter of 2015, while iPhones accounted for 17.9 percent of the sales with… (read more)