It's a very good sign that 5% of users are developers, that means the windows phone app store is about to get huge love of developers.
Shishir Mukherjee, 31 May 2014WhatsApp is back in store download it now.Indeed! File menager is there too! It's called Files and it's great! Came out month before official announcement. :)
you really did not read the article did you? it is "registered developer accounts"
What a stupid statement! WP 8.1 (world-wide consumer version) is not released yet! To say that WP 8.1 powers 5% of windows phone devices is just cheap, useless advertisement! 99% of those 5% (if they really are) is WP 8.1 developer, not the final product, edition! I like windows phones (I own a Lumia 1520), also Android devices (HTC M8 is superb), still hate Apple ones (excellent build quality though) but I will never agree with this kind of "free" publicity! It is just a lie!
AdDuplex, how much you got for this? Shame...
Yet there is no new flagship in windows phone ... why is nokia always lagging behind ??? ... Lumia 930 is only in select market and in US it is only Lumia icon which is verizon only phone. Where is the generic Flagship for this season .. almost every company has announced their flagships ...
AWallis, 30 May 2014No windows phone allows choice of keyboard. Quite astonishing really for a new technology. not... moreYou should check out who has the world record for fastest texting (hint, its on windows phone 8, and its a Nokia). They have the quickest and simplest method for texting, you just have to learn to use the predictive words across the top. Although I do agree a choice would be nice for the very few who want old skool alpha text.
Mac.xxxo, 30 May 2014Wen i get win 8.1 on my lumia 625 and why Nokia stopped service with Whatsapp because i am too... moreNokia didn't stop services for WA.. WA temporarily took away their service, and are working with Nokia to fix it as soon as they can.
Wen i get win 8.1 on my lumia 625 and why Nokia stopped service with Whatsapp because i am too disjointed about it\Please start services whatsapp
and also let me know when i get win 8.1
I have 8.1 on my 925 and after the latest update wich improved battery life, I can say it's perfect! Smooth, safe and great looking OS. Not planning to go back on Android. Ever. :)
No windows phone allows choice of keyboard. Quite astonishing really for a new technology. not everyone wants a qwerty. It would be a welcome choice to also have an alpha numeric key pad. It offers bigger real-estate for button selection and speed of text.
joe, 30 May 2014Guys, it's 5% because it just came out. That's how every product is, it starts small and then ... moreWP 8.1 is not even officially out yet. All those who have it have actively created Dev accounts and personally downloaded the update onto their phones.
Cryio, 30 May 2014WP7 = 17% of the market share
WP8.1 = 5% of the market, an unofficially released update. I ... more+ WP8 = 77% of the WP Market share.
While 17% are happy with what they got (WP7.x) and don't fall for gimmicks.
That's quite an achievement for WP on the whole.
Guys, it's 5% because it just came out. That's how every product is, it starts small and then makes gains. So stop saying that WP7 has much more than 8.1, that came out back in 2010/11. WP8.1 having 5% in only its second unofficial month is a great achievement, TBH.
WP7 = 17% of the market share
WP8.1 = 5% of the market, an unofficially released update. I call this quite an achievement.