IDC have just released their newest figures revealing the worldwide shipments of smartphones by operating systems for Q2 2014, and Windows Phone suffered both a dip in shipments and drop in market share.

In other words, nothing too surprising.

Android and iOS both continue to dominate the market, even as smartphone shipments passed the 300 million units mark this quarter to end up at 301.3 million handsets.

This makes for an impressive 25.3% increase from last year.


The news is less impressive for the Windows Phone platform, though, which dropped from 3.4% last year to 2.5% this. Corresponding count for the number of devices came in at 8.2 million last year, and only 7.4 million units this year.

BlackBerry, however, is almost out of the picture with a 78% decline, resulting in 1.9 million unit shipments, down from the 2.9 million for the same period last year.

These new developments mean that Android and iOS now command an overwhelming 96% of the smartphone market. Google’s operating system, in particular, now has 84.7% of the market to its name and has shipped 255.3 million units to the 35.2 million that Apple’s platform managed.

Much to ponder for Microsoft, even with new hardware partnerships.

Much to ponder.

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  1. Well as much as I hate google’s intrusiveness and the sluggishness of android, I guess I will have to look for an android phablet as next phone. Really like my winphone but since it is last to get apps updated and with the decline in sales I may have to go back to darkside

    • Misterbear Fapp / August 15, 2014 at 1:13 am /Reply

      Sadly, I’ve been considering the same thing. I’m starting to like the latest update to 8.1. I currently have an el cheapo Nokia 520 because my Samsung Focus had been dropped for a last time. Microsoft has done a horrible job on releasing updates to their software and now Nokia hardware. I could have upgraded some time ago, but Microsoft is very tight lipped and vague about releases, and AT&T is a half-hearted partner. I need to see a Nokia 730 or 830 soon with an SD slot, or it may finally be time to commit to a transition. I dread owning another Samsung phone.

  2. What is it? Did everyone have their “Windows Phone share is tanking” articles primed and ready to go?

    For myself – I really like my Windows Phone and will be buying a new one when my contract expires at the end of the year.

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