Windows Phones Cling To Just 0.1 Percent Global Market Share As Microsoft Ignores Mobile
"Windows Phone shipments continue to fall as the lack of new hardware partners, developer support, and overall enthusiasm for the platform show no immediate signs of recovery. IDC expects 2017 volumes to decline 80.9 percent to just 1.1 million units. Microsoft has yet to fully commit to any 'Surface'-style attack for smartphones or to push new vendors to embrace the platform, leaving little hope of mounting a full scaled comeback in the years to come," IDC said.
Microsoft will not admit this publicly, but Windows Phone is simply not a priority. The company's efforts in the hardware space are much more focused on 2-in-1 devices and, more recently, its first ever all-in-one, the Surface AIO. It is also preoccupied with its Xbox One console. But if you care to ask Microsoft about Windows Phone, the company will tell you that it is still committed to supporting the platform for the foreseeable future.