Windows Phone operating system is still way behind Android and iOS, but its gaining momentum pretty quickly. Many popular developers are now focusing on making apps for Microsoft’s OS as well.
Yesterday at the Worldwide Partners Conference, Microsoft shed some light on how the operating system is performing. Microsoft mentioned Windows Phone is the fastest growing mobile operating system, with a 91 percent year-on-year growth which is quite impressive.
It doesn’t end here, Microsoft also mentioned it is the second most popular OS in 14 markets, with a double-digit market share in eight countries across the globe. Things also got interesting when the company announced that Windows Phone shipments have surpassed iPhone in 24 markets, really? We’re not so sure, but the company must have figures which proves it.
As for the apps, the developers are adding almost 500 apps per day, with the total number of apps amounting to 270,000 in the Windows Phone Store. This should come as a good news as it seems developers do consider worthy, and are trying to port their apps. Some popular ones have already released there apps, with more hitting with every passing day.
Windows Phone 8.1 narrows the feature gap between the rival operating systems, but its still way behind Android and iOS. For that, some quality apps have to make their way to Windows Phone Store, and it seems they will, but it’s going to take some time.
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