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Growing Windows Phone.

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Recently we have been seeing a lot of additions to our what use to be lacking windows phone store.  In just the last week instagram and vine sent their official apps to the store, and as of today we had another third party snapchat hit.  These are applications that windows phone has been lacking for a while now.

We have all noticed the growth of our windows phone platform and it has had 3 billion app downloads to this point, which is great news.  Windows phone 3 billion downloads still looks very minuscule compared to iOS’s 60 billion app downloads.

Windows phone is bringing in 10 million application downloads everyday(on average), which also averages out to around 300 million a month, the math isn’t to difficult.

Now I have some serious numbers for you: Monthly application revenue is up to 181% since the release of Windows phone 8.  Also within the last year, application download have jump to a ridiculous 290%.  This doesn’t change the fact that windows phone is still considered small, but she(windows phone) is increasing at a good pace.

I know all the numbers you just saw above have you a little wide eyed, but that still does not change the size of windows phone.  But windows phone toughest market still remains its own home town, the United States, which is a big revenue source for any mobile OS.  Windows phone growth in the U.S will not only help the app numbers, but bring in more developers.

Windows phone sales rates have exceeded the 100% mark over the last couple of years, but this is also due to the platform size when it all started, but those numbers still indicate the solid growth of our beloved platform.  The numbers are good but still not good enough total wise to challenge Android and iOS.

Lets face it Windows phone 7 was not what was going to one day be called “the fastest growing OS’, but windows phone 8 has gained that title, and microsoft is definitely headed in the right direction.  They also have found a mobile OS that has people making that switch over slowly but surely.  I am looking forward to seeing windows phone continue its upwards climb in the cell phone market.

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Jeff Holloway

I am an information systems major. I am a big nokia fan and I am glad to be part of the Nokia power user team. I am also a big fan of fantasy football and fantasy hockey. Currently using a Lumia Icon. Have a nice read and feel free to share your feedback. @fantasyandfones

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  • Ben

    thank you for showing the truth, and I thank Kamal too

    • Kamal

      Welcome Ben!!

  • Ben

    Nokia survived because of Microsoft. they would been ashes without Microsoft. You never tried WP, shut up, you have no clue your the one is saying is shit, which is not a fact. LOVE YOUR SYMBIAN WHICH IS DEAD, AND THAT VAPOURWARE MEEGO I don’t give a flying fuck about those two horse dead platforms, they are next palm webos, Nokia is growing because of windows phone and Microsoft get over it and its the fact, its true that windows phone is growing because of nokia, both ms and nokia need each other like it or not. so don’t give that shit. GROW UP, nokian acts better you, fake nokian

  • Anand

    Sorry Jeff, if I hurt you in my previous comment. Just my opinion. I need an answer from expert like you. Who grew because of whom? MS by Nokia or Nokia by MS? Will you buy a MS Lumia?

    • Ben

      your opinon doesn’t matter in this deal or acquision, don’t like it fuck off then. respect other peoples opinon and then I respect yours. don’t tell me shit and to tell you this, MS needed Nokia because of the large marketshare of WP, they were successful at that, Nokia growth is by Microsoft windows phone. so yes this deal make sense, like it or not. I think your hurt not Jeff, stop being butthurt. fake nokian

  • no problem

    • Ben

      No need to talk to that in denial fool, the truth has to be told, we cant sugar coat things around nokia, the truth is out and clear, its right here. only fools think Symbian will make nokia last, hell to the no, that os was so bad, millions of developers fleed, lost customers and faith, went stale and dead and they tried again to make an another one, which became just a vision for their roadmap and became a vapourware = meego, it was a burning platform to be burned.

  • smallnad

    Only a few words. Whatever is growing grows because worth growing. Thank you Jeff and Kamal.

  • Anand

    Hi Kamal
    I love your site, but please stop praising Win OS, it grew only because of NOKIA. Being a fellow Nokian, please stop praising and advertising MS. It hurts a lot, you knew already , Nokia holds more than 90% of the Windows phone market and WIN OS gre one and only because of NOKIA.

    II am a proud NOKIAN and I want MS to fail after the NOKIA-MS deal and return back the Nokia, let it concentrate on Meego / Sailfish / Asha.

    • Kamal

      Have you seen the author’s name? :D. Also, I don’t think Jeff has written this to praise “Windows phone”. He has rather put the facts forth and I don’t see exaggeration of any kind!

      • Anand

        Kamal,m I know this is an article of Jeff. But by allowing to publish this article in “your site” you indirectly supported it. Anyway I got little carried away by the Monopoly of MS. I still cant believe NOKIA has been sold.

        Just tell me this Kamal, “Would Windows Phone have increased without NOKIA?” Just think what the WIN OS would have happened if NOKIA chose Meego / Android in the first place.

        • smallnad

          What do you want to say? As example, I have chosen the windows phone because I love Nokia, but need proper OS on my phone. If it were android, I don’t need Nokia anymore. For that’s not normal system. Windows phone far better than that greenish creature.

          • Anand

            FYI I moved to WIN OS only because of NOKIA, I never suggested Android in first place, I love symbian or Meego. thats all!

            All I need is ” WIN growing because of NOKIA, not NOKIA survived because of MS”

            • smallnad

              WP is growing at first because it have condition for growing. WP received big help from Nokia, of course. But is it bad?

            • Ben

              NOKIA SURVIED BECAUSE OF MICROSOFT. GET OVER IT.

    • ben

      YOUR NOT A PROUD NOKIAN. BUTTHURT. NOKIA GREW BECAUSE OF WP AND MICROSOFT. WITHOUT THEM NOKIA IS FINNISHED. SO SHUT UP SELFISH FOOL, TYPICAL IGNORANT NOKIAN. WHO ARE U, NOBODY

      • Anand

        I think you are a paid troll (from MS) just like samsung hired to bash others. Every one in this world knew WIN OS gre only because of NOKIA. WIN OS is S*$t when compared to other OS.

        • smallnad

          I can not agree with you at all. Compared to other OS it’s simply the best. Having bad sides, lacking apps, but brilliant by its features. If you were right, why I shoud have chosen it. In your dreams I’m an idiot or paid troll, but indeed I want only one thing. Properly working phone.

        • Ben

          I DONT GET PAID MATE, YOU JUST LIKE THOSE TROLLS, FAKE NOKIAN, YEAH, IF YOU DONT LIKE WP, WHY DID YOU TOUCH IN THE FIRST PLACE, IF YOU LOVED YOUR PRECIOUS OUTDATED SHIT OS SYMBIAN AND THAT GENERIC CRAP MEEGO. SO PLEASE DONT COMPARE THOSE 2 INEXPERINCE OS TO WP. YOU TALK CRAP. NOKIA GREW BECAUSE OF WP. GUESS WHAT, ITS THE FACTS. BACK IN 2010, THEY WOULDNT TOUCH NOKIANS CRAP, BECAUSE THEIR OS, NOW THEY SEE LUMIA, ITS INTRESTING, PEOPLE ARE BUYING IT, SEE EUROPE. THEY CUSTOMERS WERE RESTORED. PLEASE ENJOY YOUR OLD SHIT, OLDER THAN GRAN

  • TS

    It is such a shame, that Nokia helped build this OS – played a very important role.

    Also Nokia gave away the OVI app store – which is today still bigger than the WP store.

    And now Nokia is getting literally nothing out of it.

    My opinion – Nokia should have got a share in the WP store profits.

    • BEN

      excuse me. ovi store was bigger than windows phone store, in the past, not anymore. Windows Phone store is the 3rd biggest mobile store, bigger than ovi, bigger than blackberry 10 store. so Nokia had literally something out of it from MS pockets and exclusive developers and also MS/Nokia helped not just nokia, you cant give all the credit to Nokia. MS Gave money to Nokia to support and boost the platform. Nokia only helped by bringing some exclusive apps to WP and there services to WP, they did not build windows phone, Only Microsoft. so you need to stop there. Yes I agree that without Nokia the store will be dead but Without Microsoft, Nokia offerings would be dead and vapourware in terms of app ecosystem and ovi is no better, MS is the one who code and gave developers code and paid for the funds of developers, the nokia partnership, without that, WP will be dead, so will Nokia. accept it. This is Microsoft time now. Nokia done their part 2 years ago. Its time for Microsoft to take control of their mobile success, Nokia is getting success from Lumias, its time for MS mobile success in the future.

      • Anand

        STFU you idiot. just get lost, you are a disgrace to NOKIA community. A$$ H073

        • Ben

          you are the disgrace to the nokian community. bash like shithole and your an ashhole. fuck you and goodbye. try to argue your way out and you will lose. Who the fuck are you to tell me.

      • Anand

        What if Nokia chose Android / Meego? Can WIN OS survive, mark my words, Lumia without NOKIA name in it, will fail.

        • Ben

          just shut the fuck up. Lumia without Nokia will still succed mark my words. what if its nothing, if nokia chosed the crowded android it would be dust and meego it would fail because of mediocre. so please you talk crap. saying your a nokian, your not, your the troll, you need to shut up, you don’t know shit.

          • Anand

            Never argue with a fool – they will drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

            SO TALK TO THE HAND, BYE

            I know I am a true Nokian!!!! A Nokian is not someone who blantly accepts everything nokia does, but wish for Nokia to be No UNO by the decision it makes.

            • smallnad

              Anand, don’t argue with that insane person. I know we are Nokians. But don’t make your decision by emotions. Nokia have had a lot of problems last 5 years. And we blantly accepted everything they did. Nokia N97, 5800 etc. Now there’s another Nokia. Fresh, consistent, competitive. Windows phone by Microsoft is taking a big part in it.

              • Anand

                Atleast someone is speaking with some sense. Sorry, it true I was commenting with my emotions, still cant get over with it. The term “Nokia got sold” hurts a lot more. I have no reason to hate with WIN.

                • smallnad

                  Anand, Nokia hasn’t been sold. It is a trick. It’s transparent that transition to the windows phone takes more than they have. And there’s some physical obstacles like share prices and shareholders’ patience. This transition may be have done only under the hood of Microsoft. What Redmond have bought actually are two years that Nokia won’t release android devices. Wish you good day, bro:)

                  • Anand

                    Yeah, I read all those information previously in various websites. But still living for the next two years without NOKIA name in upcoming products hurts a lot.

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