IDC has come up with its report for Q4 2013 and for the year 2013 and it is encouraging news for the 3rd platform. While Android retains its overall lead and has grown by 40.3% from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, iOS has lost its momentum and has shown a growth of just 6.7% . Windows Phone has grown 46.7% from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013. Apart from this on a Year-on-Year basis Windows Phone has grown by 90.9%.
According to IDC,
Windows Phone posted the largest increase for both the quarter (46.7%) and the year (90.9%), with each nearly doubling the growth of the overall market. Nokia easily led all vendors with 89.3% market share, a testament to its expanding portfolio that addressed entry-level all the way up to large-screen smartphones. What remains to be seen in 2014 is how Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s smart devices will propel volumes higher.
Though, It will be interesting to see how Microsoft copes up with market share dynamics without Nokia brand for upcoming Lumia devices!