It goes without saying that if you happen to be the developer behind a particular mobile operating system, you too, would want to have the latest version take up the biggest market share among all the devices out there. Microsoft is no different too, with their Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system now occupying a respectable 25% of all Windows Phone-powered devices that are in the hands of users.
Having said that, it must be noted that Windows Phone 8.1 has already been released for a while already, and it might have hit a plateau in terms of its growth. Perhaps it will still take a fair amount of time for Windows Phone 8.1’s 25% market share in the Windows Phone device market to overtake and pummel its earlier version, Windows Phone 8, into submission. In fact Windows Phone 8 still comprises of 56.5% of all devices that run on the Windows Phone platform, which makes it by far and large the clear winner – at this point in time, at least.
As a consolation, Windows Phone-powered devices are a whole lot less fragmented compared to Google’s Android. Then again, Google and Microsoft approach the situation differently, where the adoption rate by Google’s Android devices are a whole lot slower than the rest of the competition.