Time for a final report on Windows Phone before 2014 comes to an end. There's some good news for Microsoft – the new Lumia 630 is weakening the stranglehold of Lumia 520 and LG might be coming back to the platform.
First things first, the Nokia Lumia 630 is the second most popular WP handset worldwide, a wide margin behind the 520. Its LTE-enabled sibling, the Lumia 635, has now reached the Top 10. The entry-level Lumia 530 is also on board.
Microsoft first own-branded phone, the Microsoft Lumia 535, managed to make its mark too – only in India for now where it matched the Lumia 530 for eighth place at 4.1%.
Lumia 800's market share has slipped, which leaves the Lumia 710 as the only Windows Phone 7.x handset in the Top 10. Worldwide the 7.x branch accounts for 15% of devices, but regionally the story is different – it's on 69% of handsets in South Africa, 40% in Mexico but not even 1% in Turkey.
An LG VW820 with a 4.7" screen with 480 x 854px resolution was spotted in Korea by AdDuplex, which may signal the return of LG. The company dropped Windows Phone and went exclusively with Android back in 2012 but it may be looking to diversify its offerings, even including a WebOS smartwatch.
The situation is pretty dire at the moment – there are as many as 30 different brands of Windows Phone handsets out there, but there's a "Nokia" label on 95.51% of all sold devices.
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Windows Phone will become Windows 10 with the desktop OS. So it won't die. They will share same App Store. To kill Windows Phone you must then kill Windows 10 on desktop/laptops/hybrid/tablets first.
Yaa u r right i have 2 wp. 520 and latest 630 but difference is that 520 is still updated phone instead of 630, 630 has 2 years old app features and nothing is new in games and app i think microsoft should be open the gate of outsiders to download ga...