Android and Apple's iOS of course remain the market leading mobile operating systems by a huge margin, accounting for the vast majority smartphone sales. However, the number one choice for those seeking an alternative is of course Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, which has been enjoying a steady rise in popularity over the last couple of years.
Several different manufacturers now offer multiple Windows Phone devices, such as HTC, Samsung and of course Nokia. The latter is now the biggest manufacturer of Windows Phones on the market, and now utilises Windows Phone 8 as its sole operating system on its new smartphone models. The success of Nokia's Lumia series has been largely responsible for the increase in market share of the operating system over the last couple of years.
Phones like the Nokia Lumia 920 have been some of Nokia's
biggest sellers in recent years, helping to raise the profile of Windows Phone 8.
Recently, GSM Arena has reported on new sales data from AdDuplex, and the
results show that a different model has actually been named as the biggest
selling Windows Phone handset across all manufacturers. The device in question
is the Nokia Lumia 520, which has accounted for 13.3% of all Windows Phone
sales across all manufacturers. This is an impressive achievement, especially
considering the fact that this is an entry level device, and demonstrates that
a high-end spec list does not necessarily mean high sales. Visit our website for the latest details on the Nokia Lumia 520, and compare Nokia Lumia 520 contracts.
The device offers a number of decent features, like a 4 inch touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera, 1 GHz dual-core processor and 8 GB of storage with microSD slot, along with the Windows Phone 8 operating system. The phone sports a similar stylish design to the Nokia Lumia 920, so it certainly looks the part, and comes in a whole host of different colour schemes.
While Nokia has recently launched several new high-end devices like the Lumia 925, Lumia 928 and Lumia 1020, these phones are too new to have been included in the survey.