Windows Phone 8 boosted app downloads: Microsoft

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by CBR Staff Writer| 06 May 2013

Windows Phone 8 rise in its share of all smartphone sales by 2% compared to 2012

Microsoft claimed that Windows Phone 8 has seen rise 100% rise in the number of app downloads, while has also boosted paid app revenue to developers by 140% since its launch.

Windows Phone 8 reported rise in its share of all smartphone sales by 2% compared to 2011, Microsoft said.

More than half of the users in the US market still possessing a feature phone, are anticipated to upgrade over the following year, which would contribute to growth for Windows Phone.

Additionally, the software maker is planning enable developer payout in 6 new markets, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Montenegro, Serbia, Timor-Leste, and Ukraine, through Dev Center that brings the overall markets supporting developer payout to 122.

The new centre would allow developers in the six markets will to submit both free and paid apps to the Windows Phone Store to reach users in 191 markets.

Microsoft has added about 15 new mobile operator billing partners since August 2012 that brings the overall supported partners to 25 in 19 markets.

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