AdDuplex's latest stats suggests Windows 10 Mobile takes an edge over devices running Windows Phone 7.x userbase.
AdDuplex’s most recent survey recorded on the 25th of October has revealed some rather interesting facts. Notably, the most intriguing bit being that 5.7 percent of end users on its network are now running Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, which undeniably is a pretty huge number. However, the fact is that the number is so huge that it has surpassed the Windows Phone 7.x userbase.
While other stats revealed in the survey include the how low, mid and high-end Windows handsets are spread across the globe. For instance, the US has the maximum number of users with mid-range and high-end Windows handsets, followed by EU and Russia, while in India the market for high-end Windows handsets is rather small.
In terms of the OS adoption rate globally, Windows Phone 8.1 is up by 0.3 percent and commands 79.3 percent share, Windows Phone 8.0 comes next at 9.4 percent followed by Windows 10 at 5.7 percent, while at the bottom now comes Windows Phone 7.x at 5.6 percent.
In another related news, Microsoft has notably dropped the ‘Insider Preview’ tag with build number 10572, implying the OS is nearing RTM stage. The company has already confirmed that the final version of Windows 10 Mobile is expected to be released early in December, which suggests that the OS is almost feature complete, and the company is primarily giving the OS its final touches.
Users with existing Lumia devices will need the Lumia Denim update (version 8.10.14219.341, or higher) to be eligible for the upgrade, along with 8GB of internal storage that are the minimum requirements to get the update.
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Lumia devices scheduled to get the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade in December include the Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635, Lumia 640 and 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830 and Lumia 930. Notably, past flagships that include the likes Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 are surprisingly not a part of the list scheduled to get the upgrade, though it’ll likely happen sometime in the future as the rollout will be happening in phases.