Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Mobile Market Share Only 3% With 9 Million Windows Phones


In an article on Fool, it was reported that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella has two goals since he came to office: Cloud and mobile. The company has done tremendously well in the recent quarters as far as Cloud is concerned. Major deals, partnerships with Dropbox, apps and Windows Azure breakthroughs are some of the paramount depicting factors of the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s successful Cloud strategy. Mobile is something that is yet to get a success brush. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning to launch a few key services and deals in order to push up its mobile platform. The $7 billion Nokia deal was perhaps a failure. Now, the company will see for some other options.

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The recent survey shows that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) mobile platform market share is declining and that’s what worries Nadella the most. More than 9 million smartphones are powered by Windows mobile around the world; this makes a market share of just 3%, it was 3.6% last year. Samsung and Apple are taking over the market by storms and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows mobile platform is nowhere to be seen.

The source said that there might be a light at the tunnel’s end for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). A lot of emerging markets are seeing explosive growth in the mobile industry. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has made .NET open source, launched Office for mobile, set deals for allow iOS and Android apps on its platform. This would give the company a much-needed push. Cross platform support and revamping its tablet will give Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)  a chance to capture a massive market.

As of 30 June 2014, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management hold around 17.7 million Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares.

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