It’s the same sad story for Microsoft. Without specifically stating it, they’ve effectively left Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile to die on the vine. Mobile efforts now appear to be concentrated on mobile software for Android and iOS. Meanwhile, their smartphone OS is dropping off the charts in almost every way.
This time it’s Gartner, who have revealed their smartphone sales report for the first quarter of 2016. Despite smartphone sales increasing by 3.9%, Microsoft have now seen their market share drop to a mere 0.7%. This time last year they were holding at 2.5% share.
Meanwhile Apple saw their share of the market dip to 14.8% (from 17.9% for the same quarter last year) and Android has seen an increase to 84.1% (from 78.8%).
Get more details on the numbers from Gartner.com