Microsoft has just released its financial results for the last fiscal quarter, and the results for Lumia are just as you’d expect. Well – not really. The company did not exactly give a number for its Lumia sales this time around, they did note that Windows Phone revenue declined 54% to reflect their current strategy. Hurrah?
With Microsoft not pushing any flagship products for the majority of the quarter, Lumia sales didn’t exactly shoot off the charts.
The firm presumably sold anywhere between 6-8 million Lumia devices, most likely bolstered by the mid range Lumia 640 and 640 XL and the low end 535 and 540 in developing countries.
From next month, Microsoft plans to begin to roll out Windows 10 on mobile devices across the world, starting with its flagship Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices and working its way down to devices like the 635 and hopefully the Lumia 520.
While several commentators have long since given up on Microsoft’s ability to sell its devices, it would be interesting to see if now that the company has a unified operating system, it would be able to use its software dominance to sell its mobile devices.
In other news, Office 365 consumer subscribers grew to 18.2 million while Azure’s revenue doubled year over year in Q1 2016 for Microsoft. Interestingly enough, Windows licensing to PC makers declined by 6% while Windows volume licensing grew 10% in the Q1 2016. Surprisingly enough, Surface revenue was $672, which is down from $908 million (from last year).
Update: “. Phones revenue decreased $1.5 billion or 58%, as we sold 5.8 million Lumia phones and 25.5 million other non-Lumia phones in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, compared with 9.3 million and 42.9 million sold, respectively, in the prior year.”