Microsoft has announced that their Windows Phone apps have now hit over 3 billion downloads, which is not bad, but still quite a way behind the likes of Apple’s iOS downloads and Google’s Android downloads.
Windows Phone also announced that there are now 10 million app transactions each day, or 300 million per month, this is up from 9 million a day in September and 6.66 million back in June.
Microsoft also revealed that over 500 new apps are added to the Windows Phone app store each day, and Microsoft have seen an increase in apps and also paid revenue since the release of Windows Phone 8.
The company’s monthly paid app revenue is up 181 percent since Windows Phone 8 was released, and application downloads have increased 290 percent in the last year.
We also herd recently that sales of Windows Phone handsets were increasing, with Nokia reporting an increase in sales of their Lumia devices in the last financial quarter.
Earlier this week the Nokia shareholders voted in favor of the Microsoft buyout of Nokia’s mobile phone division, Microsoft will use the Lumia brand for smartphones and Nokia will keep the Nokia brand.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Windows Phone when Nokia’s Lumia handsets are under the control of Microsoft, and whether this will help Microsoft to grow their Windows Phone platform faster than it is currently growing.
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