According to a recent study, the Windows Phone will capture over 12 percent of the smartphone market share by 2017. With over 1.5 billion smartphones projected to ship in 2017 globally, the smartphone market is growing exponentially. Although Android is dominating the market share with 67 percent and iOS following with 19 percent, the study reveals the Windows Phone is creeping up the ranks to eventually compete over the next few years with 12 percent of global shipments.
It’s an interesting projection, as the Windows Phone has been slowly gaining traction with an 1.8 percent increase in sales over the last year compared to Android’s 1.4 percent and iOS’s 2.3 percent increase. Much of its success could be attributed to its award-winning Nokia Lumia 920. It already houses 145,000 apps in its app store, and attracted big names like Facebook, Netflix, Tumblr, YouTube and Pandora to name a few.
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