IDC: WP8 Is Fastest Growing Mobile OS

IDC: WP8 Is Fastest Growing Mobile OS

We all remember back in 2011 when IDC claimed Windows would be the second most popular smartphone operating system by 2015. Though many disagreed, IDC defended their logic. Later in 2012, IDC said Windows Phone 7 (WP7) was undergoing “a slow growth” and had not yet shown it’s potential. Now IDC is back with another Windows Phone 8 (WP8) prediction. The firm cites statistics indicating WP8 is the fastest gowning mobile operating system on the market. According to thier numbers, Windows market share will increase from 3.9% this year to 7% by 2018. I guess they’re altering their earlier predictions. Go figure.

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