Q2 2014 was a difficult quarter for Windows Phone, with few product launches of note and a difficult transition from Nokia to Microsoft Mobile.
The results can be seen in the table above, with Windows Phone shipments as estimated by IDC dropping from 8.2 million in Q2 2013 to 7.4 million in Q2 2014, and Windows Phone dropping its market share from 3.4% to 2.5%.
The loss in market share was however even worse for iOS and Blackberry, with iOS losing 1.3% share and Blackberry 2.3%, in the face of intense competition by Android, who’s market share increased to 84.7%.
While some publications are still (strangely) talking about a duopoly, it seems pretty clear Android is heading to a monopoly, with even Apple seemingly unable or unwilling to do anything about it.
The good news however is that Windows Phone has gathered a bevy of new OEMs, and expect quite a number of product launches in Q3 2014, so while things are looking down, it may very well be the dark before the dawn.