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Old 03-08-2011, 07:00 AM
Steven McPherson
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Default Android Tops, Windows Phone 7 already in decline? Really?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-news/android-on-top-in-the-us-microsoft-in-decline/1288' target='_blank'>http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-ne...in-decline/1288</a><br /><br /></div><p>I think there might be some interesting math in use over at ZDNet. &nbsp;In an article posted today, James Kendrick&nbsp;pronounced&nbsp;that based on his read of the comScore's rating on smartphone market share that Android remains at the top, but somehow, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is already in decline in its first quarter of availability. That sounds like "fuzzy math" to me. &nbsp;</p><p><img height="250" src="http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/jk-3-7-smartphone-numbers.jpg" width="325" /></p><p>A deeper look into the numbers reveals that Comscore is tracking a 1.7% share decline for Microsoft in the last quarter, however, this share loss is across the entire Microsoft mobile platform, including Windows Mobile. &nbsp;</p><p>My guess is that over the next few quarters as the Windows Mobile product "gets out of the system" that Microsoft's numbers will increase. &nbsp;It would be great to see if Microsoft and its carrier partners could come up with a method of converting those Windows Mobile users to Windows Phone 7, but until there is feature parity (copy/paste, multi-tasking, etc) I'm guessing that this number will continue to decline until the WinMo attrition number is usurped by the Windows Phone 7 net-new quarterly purchases.</p><p>Of note, ZDNet's original title read "Android on top in the US, Windows Phone 7 already in decline?" it now reads "Android on top in the US, Microsoft in decline". &nbsp;Is this really news?</p>
 
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