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May 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Gartner: Windows Phone’s worldwide share goes up to 3 percent

Microsoft’s tiny share of the worldwide smartphone market got a wee bit bigger, according to research firm Gartner, which reports that in the first quarter this year, Microsoft’s share of worldwide smartphone sales was 2.9 percent. That’s up from 1.9 percent last year.

The real gainer among smartphone operating systems was Android, which saw its smartphone share zoom from 56.9 percent last year to 74.4 percent first quarter this year.

Apple iOS’s share declined from 22.5 percent to 18.2 percent.

Samsung and Apple were, by far, the top two vendors.

Here’s Gartner’s chart:

GartnerSmartphoneShare1Q13

 

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