Things don’t appear to be going along nicely for Windows Phone on Microsoft’s home turf because according to a new report the company’s mobile platform has seen its market share in the country drop significantly in the previous quarter. Almost one million customers are believed to have shifted from Windows Phone in the previous quarter, bringing down its market share in the U.S. from 3.6% to 3.0% in just one quarter.
It was a steady road up for Microsoft to establish itself as the third major platform for smartphones after Android and iOS, it continues to retain that position. Despite the drop Windows Phone still has almost double the number of users on BlackBerry which hasn’t seen its fortunes turn around just yet.
The data from comScore shows that significant drop in the market share of Windows Phone in the United States, while it registers an increase for iOS from 41.3% to $43.1 percent and a slight drop for Android from 53.2% to 52.0%.
The data also shows that Microsoft is still not listed among the top five smartphone manufacturers in the U.S. which include Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC.
However many believe that Windows 10 Mobile might turn this around to some extent, and with Microsoft expected to launch two new high-end Lumia handsets later this year, perhaps it might see some growth in the U.S. market after all.