Low End Android Phones Don't Cut it in the US

Low-end Nokia smartphoes have helped Windows Phone grab eight percent of smartphone sales in Europe’s five major markets, but the would-be third platform to Android and iOS is struggling to move the needle in the US, according to new figures.

Android and iOS dominance of smartphone sales in all markets remains unshakeable, but Microsoft’s mobile platform reached new heights in the three months to July 2013 in Europe, making up 8.2 percent of sales across UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, according to the latest figures by Kantar World Panel. At the same time last year, Windows Phone accounted for 4.9 percent of sales in the five major markets.

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