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Windows 10 Mobile already running on 7% of Windows phones

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Although it’s only officially available on Microsoft’s latest Lumia devices, it is already running on 7 percent of Windows phone, according to the latest data from AdDuplex. In fact, it is the only Windows release that increased its share in the last month.

Windows 10 comes pre-installed on the new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, but preview builds are also available on a range of other Windows phones. Given that Windows 10’s share is already at 7 percent, it seems a lot of users have upgraded early to those preview builds.

Meanwhile, Windows Phone 7’s share fell 0.6 percent over the past month, Windows Phone 8’s share fell 0.3 percent, and Windows Phone 8.1’s share fell 0.4 percent. However, the latter still commands the largest share by far, with 78.9 percent of the Windows phone market.

Windows 10’s share will likely eclipse that relatively quickly as soon as it starts rolling out to more devices next month, but Microsoft will be more interested in whether it can steal share from Android and iOS, which hold 96.7 percent of smartphone marketshare worldwide, according to the latest figures from IDC.

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