Microsoft Mobile is the fastest growing smartphone OEM in the United Kingdom. The operating systems holds a decent market share in the country as well. Now, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, 23% of firms in the United Kingdom indicated that they will support Windows Phone within 12 months.
To be honest, this shouldn’t be a big surprise as Windows Phone is growing rapidly here in the United Kingdom. A recent report from Canalys revealed that Windows Phone sales went up by 32% YoY in the United Kingdom during the first quarter of 2015. The report also stated that during the Q1 of 2015, 570,000 Windows Phones were sold in the United Kingdom as Windows Phone sales claimed 7.6% of the smartphone market in UK during Q1 2015 – up by 1.5% from Q1 2014 (5.8%).
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft owns 25% of the enterprise market in the UK. The OS is being widely adopted in the United Kingdom – for example, North Wales Police recently forced start “moving towards Windows Phone”
Windows Phone’s rapid growth and adoption in the United Kingdom is undoubtedly the major reason behind UK firms supporting Windows Phone. It’ll be interesting to see if more business in the United Kingdom introduces support for Windows Phone in the near future as the OS slowly starts its journey to domination in the United Kingdom. What do you think? Discuss in the comment section below!