The latest figures from AdDuplex are about to be published on their website, which will show that Nokia’s Lumia devices now account for 88.4% of all Windows Phone devices in use.
The figure, which is up from last month‘s 86.9% shows just how important the brand is to Windows Phone, and it’s creators Microsoft, who are in the process of purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services Division which will see them take control of the name Lumia and the current factories and employees responsible for the devices.
The Nokia Lumia 520 has also increased it’s leading share of Worldwide Devices, now at 21.3% compared to August when it was at 18%. The Lumia 920 remains the 2nd most used Windows Phone, with 9.3%. The highest placed non Nokia Windows Phone is the HTC 8X which placed at number 10, with 3.2%.
Another interesting occurrence in the last month is the installation of GDR2 on Windows Phone 8 devices by all manufacturers, which now stands at 30.6%. While 67.7% of all WP8 phones are still yet to get the update and remain on GDR1/Portico. 1.7% still have the original Windows Phone 8 firmware, meaning no always on WiFi, and poorer camera functionalities.
AdDuplex is a cross platform network for Windows Phone app developers, and is able to detect which device its apps are being used on, thus allowing them to share their findings on their site. These latest figures cover September 20th.