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Windows Phone keeps dying a slow death, now below 1 percent market share

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Microsoft's mobile platform continues to die a slow death, with the latest report from Gartner revealing that just 2.4 million Windows Phones were sold in the first quarter of 2016, accoundting for a tiny 0.7% of the smartphone sales market.

In comparison, market juggernaut Android achieved 294 million in smartphone sales during the quarter 84.1% of the market , while Apple managed around 51.6 million iPhone sales 14.8% .

Surprisingly, a small percentage of people 0.2% still buy phones running Blackberry OS, leading to 660,000 in sales.

The last flagship the company launched was the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in October 2015, and there are reportedly no plans for any new flagships until next year.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's low-end devices have been largely uninspiring, particularly when compared to the latest budget Android handsets.

In upcoming updates to Windows 10, Android users will be able to see their notifications on their Windows 10 device, while Microsoft just recently launched a Windows Phone-inspired keyboard for iOS.

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