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August 14, 2014 at 1:53 PM

IDC: Windows Phone worldwide market share declines to 2.5 percent

Research firm IDC’s latest figures shows Windows Phone’s worldwide market share declined in the second quarter this year to 2.5 percent, down from 3.4 percent in the year-ago quarter.

Shipment volumes for Windows Phone were down, too, to 7.4 million in the second quarter this year, down from 8.2 million last year. IDC notes, though, that this year’s second quarter volume was up slightly from the previous quarter.

The overall number of smartphone shipments rose 25 percent year-over-year to a total of 301.3 million units shipped in the second quarter this year. Android (with 84.7 percent market share, up from 79.6 percent last year) and iOS (with 11.7 percent market share, down from 13 percent last year) together made up 96.4 percent of the phones shipped

Here’s IDC’s chart:

IDCSmartphonesAug2014

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