Windows Phone and Windows 8 see increases in market share

In a world where Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android dominates the market, how are their competitors doing? RIM, now known as just BlackBerry, took a huge nosedive over the past 12 months, at least in the United States, according to a new report by analytics firm Katar, decreasing 80%. On the other side, Windows Phone actually saw an increase of roughly 35%. Interestingly, iOS decreased a little while Android gained some ground.

When it comes to desktop operating systems, Microsoft’s latest release, Windows 8, hasn’t been doing too well. Despite huge marketing campaigns and low upgrade prices, Windows 8 now has 3.2% desktop market share, still behind Windows Vista, a 2007 release, by 1.8%. Also, only now has it edged Apple’s Mac OS X 10.8. Windows XP and Windows 7 continue to be kings of the desktop.

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Source: Engadget, CNET