Windows Phone will rise to 6.4 percent market share by 2018 as per IDC

By May 29th, 2014 AT 10:35 AM

IDC, a research and analytics firm has released a report about smartphone platforms and market share. As per the latest report, Windows Phone is slowly crawling towards relevance and it will have a market share of around 6.4 percent by 2018. This will be almost double when compared to its current market share of 3.5 percent.

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Google will continue to lead as it does not with a staggering 80.2 percent market share but its market share will drop to 77.6 percent by 2018. Apple will have a smartphone market share of 13.7 percent by 2018, down from 14.8 percent this year. Blackberry on the other hand will have an almost non-existent market share of just 0.8 percent with the help of 9.7 million smartphone shipments this year. If Blackberry manages to keep itself alive till 2018, they will have a market share of just 0.3% by then.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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*Even I personally believe that windows phone does have the ability to gain market share infact much more than the 6.8% forecasted by IDC but in order for that to happen Microsoft should become serious about windows phone and their strategies. *Take any possible chart and it will not be suprising to see that smartphones such as Lumia 520 and Lumia 620 were responsible for the growth of windows phone.When Lumia 520 launched it provided better hardware and more importantly a better software experience that the similarly priced android counter parts at launch time.This made people over look the apps… Read more »


Microsoft is, in a way, cannibalising its Lumia line with the X line. That’s not good. Windows Phone 8.1 is a very good OS, it has almost everything that Android or iOS has, plus it works like butter which Android does not in many cases. If reports are to be believed, then the cheap Snapdragon 400 LTE (not the regular one) chipset are being added to the newer Lumia phones, which will the shelves in a couple of quarters. If that happens, Lumias will sell like hot cakes in the developed markets like North America, Europe, Far East Asia and… Read more »


*I agree that Android does lag but with the right amount of hardware lag on android can be minimal enough for the general user to ignore it.As time has passed by hardware has become cheaper and now even low end android handsets are coming with hardware decent enough to deliver a smooth performance.Even though I hate android but I must admit that stock android does perform quite well with the required hardware.I have seen the moto e in action and as far as I can say the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 + 1GB of ram along with stock android delivers a… Read more »


ya you are right bro . I also hate android but the price tag of nokia is decent . In this same price we get a well android phone . So why we using nokia . The main draw back of nokia are 512ram, no flash, not having major apps for example in windows 8os there are no facebook messenger , not a user friendly interface . And last its price tag is so high in compare to its competitor .

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