Windows 10 Mobile Preview now runs on 4.7 percent of all active Windows handsets, while the Nokia Lumia 635 still the most popular Windows Phone handset in the US.
One of the leading cross-promotion network for Windows devices AdDuplex has published its recent monthly report revealing some rather surprising statistics. It suggests that Windows 10 Mobile apparently still in its preview stage, has seen quite a substantial growth compared to last month.
According to the report, Windows 10 Mobile is now running 4.7 percent of all active Windows handsets, a 40 percent increase compared to last month. Quite commendable given the fact that the OS is still undergoing testing as its only available as a preview to Insiders.
The increased adoption rate of the OS can be attributed to the growing stability of its new builds, with the company expected to roll out a few more build before Windows 10 Mobile is ‘finalized’ for actual release. The software giant is expected to release Windows 10 Mobile at its upcoming ‘Windows 10 hardware event’ on October 6, along with some Windows 10 hardware.
Members of Windows Insider Preview program will be the first ones to get the update before the company officially starts over-the-air (OTA) updates for general users. However, the company still has quite a few roadblocks to overcome before Windows loyals finally establish their faith in the upcoming OS.
In addition, the report also reveals that overall market share of Windows Phone has increased, though very slightly by 0.08 percent.
Other statistics included in the report reveals surprisingly strong numbers boasted by one of Microsoft’s newest handsets – the Lumia 640. The device now commands an 11.2 percent share on the Windows Phone platform, an increase of 2.4 percent since August, again quite remarkable given the fact that the device has been on sale for just a period of four months.
The Nokia Lumia 635 still retains the number one spot for the top selling Windows Phone in the US with a share of 30.9 percent. Next comes the new Lumia 640, followed by Nokia Lumia 521 which is down by 1.2 percent and now sits at 7.4 percent. While the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 remain the least popular Windows Phone devices with each having a 3 percent market share in the US.
In other related news, AdDuplex’s founder Alan Mendelevich also tweeted about a new Windows Phone handset that could come in four variations. According to the tweet, these devices codenamed RM-1150, RM-1152, RM-1154 and RM-1156, will feature a 5-inch HD display. The device is tipped to be the Lumia 750 or Lumia 850.