Anonymous, 11 Oct 2015Australia is hardly in taters, while growth has slowed and imports from China have retracted, ... moreThe same for Germany - a good running economy unaffected by the ups and downs of the european market. And the most users move from Android to WP, so it has certainly nothing to do with the price. I think most users are tired of the somewhat antiquated Android. And the former innovative IOS is not more innovative than the other Systems today. There are several good reasons to change to WP or Windows 10 Mobile if you give up your prejudices, I think.
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2015Windows phones rising in Europe? Not a surprise! Haven't you heard anything about the Euro cri... moreAustralia is hardly in taters, while growth has slowed and imports from China have retracted, the economy is certainly not in recession. Australia still remains one of very few economies unaffected by worldwide downturns in recent years. The uptake of Windows Phone has little here to do with price points as most Australian phones are bundled and subsidised by carriers anyway. It probably has more to do with the positive effect Windows 10 is having on the current mindset of consumers. Many are also disaffected with IOS and Android.
Windows phones rising in Europe? Not a surprise! Haven't you heard anything about the Euro crisis? The immigrant invasion? Europe is bankrupt and in tatters. The future too uncertain for them to get an iPhone. The same applies for Australia, too. It's a commodity driven economy and all commodity prices are crashing at the moment and that is really hurting Australia.
Frank N, 09 Oct 2015They don't need a bunch of employees doing the same thing since the merge with Microsoft. Also... moream not saying they need 5 or 10 K employees, but apparently the Lay off action is a sign for losses and difficulties. In addition, things dont look rosy from sales and prices either. (some devices are sold at loss in a month or 2 after launch!!! just activate the device at any cost.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2015WP may be great but lack of customization and apps is keeping me away from it...Customization is way overrated. Those are the apps that are most likely cause OS to become unstable and slow. No one cares about customization on PC when they can do anything. iOS users customize much?
In other news. Lumia 950/950 XL's camera put the cheap Galaxy S6's camera to shame.
Jad, 08 Oct 2015Windows may be rising as the devices prices are slashed which is impacting their profitability... moreThey don't need a bunch of employees doing the same thing since the merge with Microsoft. Also, right now they don't want to make variants of phones. They just stick to one model and all carriers get the same phone, no more variants of same model. This requires less work and they can focus on updating existing phones and improve through software.
They still sell the following models on their stores in India, dont know what career locked country you come from
640 & 640XL
Windows may be rising as the devices prices are slashed which is impacting their profitability. This is a sign of despair for sales and to remind you, microsh*t just laid off 7800 employees just recently and now, remaining employees are around 4.7K!!!! its a pity knowing that Nokia had around 90K plus. Anyways still believe microsh*t will be out of the SD market sooner rather than later as all those moves are last resort in their trial and error strategy. Google and Apple rule...
darksantacruz, 08 Oct 2015Apps I agree, customization not really! What is your opinion on IOS customization? Because IOS... moreI can change the wallpaper on my iPhone 6S Plus!, Oh wait! you mean I can do more with other phones? Ahahahaha
Aadrian, 08 Oct 2015android is losing marketshare in most of these countries, very good. Exactly and surprisingly even without new iPhones, so the drop for android going to be even bigger at end of this year.
android is losing marketshare in most of these countries, very good.
Happy days. The Italians know great designed products when they see it. Followed by uk . Keep it coming. The new flagships will add a few more on. As the the new iPhones or out of date on arrival. And androids getting soft and mushy with its marshmallows. Windows 10 slap them round the face with a big ... Stick
racerhomie, 08 Oct 2015Spain seems to be getting poorer!I'd say "wiser".
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2015WP may be great but lack of customization and apps is keeping me away from it...Apps I agree, customization not really! What is your opinion on IOS customization? Because IOS has almost nothing to customize...
"Windows Phone market share rises". If true then its because of buyers who don't know better or the store needing to make room for new non Windows phones. Besides, Kantar always seem to be reporting rising Windows Phone market share - perhaps from doing it in 0.1% increments.