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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Dano
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2006-01-22

No his argument is that its the great Nokia hardware that is selling the phones. In reality the hardware is run of the mill mostly. Excepting the camera on the Nokia 1020, the other Nokia models are just running Snapdragon 800 processors...so what makes the hardware so great? Nothing, it's just that WP8 is more efficient on the same hardware with better battery efficiency and better controlled data consumption than Android flavors. That is because the battery efficiency, background task management and data consumption management is handled right in the WP8 os in a more strict way than Android. Because of basic hardware running more efficiently...this is the reason why people are impressed with the new Nokias. Hacking Android on them if it was even possible would negate this. This is why I asked has he even used WP8 because if he did he would notice these software mechanisms immediately. I did when I switched from Samsung S3 to Nokia 925. I'm writing this post on my 925 right now!

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glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Please clarify what you mean by mediocre hardware.


Nokia phones have great designs, great durability, great voice quality, great cameras, and great screens.

They don't need high end CPUs because the operating system doesn't present much of a load to the hardware.

While that may be described as being efficient what it really means is that lesser chipsets will work just fine with it and that the battery drain will be low since it isn't doing much.

It's ok to like that. It doesn't mean that the phones are of lesser quality though.

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