Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Oct 2013 17:18 UTC, submitted by Hiev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to August 2013, shows Windows Phone has posted its highest ever sales share of 9.2% across the five major European markets* and is now within one percentage point of iOS in Germany. Android remains the top operating system across Europe with a 70.1% market share, but its dominant position is increasingly threatened as growth trails behind both Windows and iOS.

Good news for Microsoft - bad news for Apple. Of course, we'll have to see how the iPhone 5S and 5C affect these numbers.

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Nokia already made Android work on their phones. And according to an article in the NYT it wasn't hard to do either.

Not surprising since Android supports a much wider variety of hardware and Nokia had lots of Linux experience already.

Haven't looked to see if there are custom ROMs available for Lumias.

They are beautiful, tough handsets. It would certainly be nice to have one that you could put a different OS on if that was what you preferred.

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