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http://www.pcworld.com/article/3035100/phones/android-leads-and-windows-phone-fades-in-gartners-smartphone-sales-report.html
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If you're a Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile owner, the news is grim: Microsoft and its partners sold 4.3 million phones worldwide during the fourth quarter, good for a 1.1 percent market share. That's less than half of what the platform sold a year ago, when Windows phones owned 2.8 percent share. Only BlackBerry, Tizen, and other has-been operating systems are lower; BlackBerry's share fell to 0.2 percent.

Now, there's real reason to doubt its ability to last that long, as its share has fallen from 1.7 percent during the third quarter of 2015.
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Why don't microsoft go back to what they're good at :c
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It is either they completely merge the entire windows store with xbox or die.

heck, they still not even get their windows 10 mobile out to all the devices. It is like Microsoft are taking its time to get things out.

I am a windows phone user, as soon as my current phone die = I will switch to android
Edited by Clocknut - 2/24/16 at 1:08am
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Ive played around a lot with my wifes Lumia 950 and its not actually a bad phone but the lack of apps really is a thing.
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What apps are you looking for ? I've not come across any major apps one Android that are not on WinPho. Quality though is a different issue
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What apps are you looking for ? I've not come across any major apps one Android that are not on WinPho. Quality though is a different issue

Mostly local pages and her bank. They all say the same thing, not enough marketshare to be bothered with it. (Funny thing is, my bank which is a lot smaller does have an app for WinPho lol)
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Im wondering about Blackberry data though. This specifically says "operating system" and lists BB. However, Blackberry has been selling it's Android based phones a whole lot better than its own old BB OS ones, and everyone seems to like the Priv. So do Blackberry numbers include ALL BB phones including Android OS models? Or just Blackberry OS models? If it doesnt include Android models then the report on Blackberry portion really isnt accurate IMO.
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What apps are you looking for ? I've not come across any major apps one Android that are not on WinPho. Quality though is a different issue

Snapchat is IMO by far the most popular app that is not available on Windows. I also miss the PlayStation app. The official Spotify app also doesn't support Spotify Connect for some reason which sucks since I could use it for my receiver and my PS4.
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Why don't microsoft go back to what they're good at :c

Being led by young Bill Gates? Current universe laws prevent that frown.gif
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What apps are you looking for ? I've not come across any major apps one Android that are not on WinPho. Quality though is a different issue

Snapchat is IMO by far the most popular app that is not available on Windows. I also miss the PlayStation app. The official Spotify app also doesn't support Spotify Connect for some reason which sucks since I could use it for my receiver and my PS4.

6sec is what you should search on store. It's an alternative and it works great for being an alternative.
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