Windows Phone saw a small increase in market share in the United States for the quarter that ended in September 2014. The data, from comScore, indicates that Windows Phone saw a .2% increase in market penetration over the previous quarter which ended in June 2014. That means that the platform has a 3.6% market share and stands a solid third overall.
The update also points out the massive gap between Windows Phone when compared to iOS and Android. Those two platforms accounted for an astonishing 93.8% of the market with Android leading at 52.1%. Windows Phone and Android were the only two platforms that gained share with .2% growth each while Apple saw their share drop by, you guessed it, .4%. Clearly the gains of
Android and Windows Phone were taken from iOS.
While the gains are small it should be encouraging for Windows Phone fans. The last quarter saw very little new in the Windows Phone world in the United States and in fact saw Verizon announce they were ending sale of the flagship Lumia Icon. This quarter however will be interesting to watch as several new devices are in the US marketing starting today (AT&T have the Lumia 830 and HTC One M8 available today) and it is of course the holidays quarter.
You can read the full comScore report at this link and it includes other interesting information regarding top Smartphone OEMs as well as top mobile apps for the last quarter.