Due to fading sales figures in USA the US Windows Phone user base is gently going into the good night.
Comscore reports that in the 3 months ending February 2016 Windows Phone users are now 2.5% of the smartphone market in USA, down from 2.8% a quarter earlier and 2.7% in January 2016.
This means about 4.97 million of the 198.9 million smartphone users in USA are using Windows Phones, down from 5.36 million a month earlier and 5.47 million in November 2015.
This brings the OS back to January 2014, when it had 5.1 million users, and ironically just overtook the installed base of Blackberry, then in its own market share free fall. It peaked at around 6.6 million users after the holiday in January 2015 and has lost more than 1.5 million users since then.
The slide may still be reversed when the Lumia 650 is released in USA soon, but given intense competition from other smartphone operating systems this does seem somewhat unlikely.
See the full table below:
Comscore’s full report can be read here.