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Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Market Share at Just 1%

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform has a Smartphone market share of 1 one percent, a new report has revealed.

According to a report released by market research firm Canalys, Microsoft’s total Smartphone market share, which includes the older Windows Mobile platform, saw its market share drop by half, with WP7 garnering a tiny 1 one percent market share, The Inquirer reports.

Google’s Android led the Smartphone market with a 48 percent market share, with manufacturers shipping 107.7 million Smartphone units in the second quarter. Apple came in second with a 19 percent market share, shipping 20.3 million Smartphones during the quarter.

"The iPhone has been a phenomenal success story for Apple and a watershed product for the market," said Canalys VP and principal analyst Chris Jones.

"It's an impressive success story, given that Apple has only been in the smart phone market for four years. With the next-generation iPhone anticipated in Q3, it's likely that Apple's position will grow even stronger in the second half of the year."

Nokia on the other hand is not faring well and it seems that its loss is iOS’ gain.

Taiwanese Smartphone maker HTC and Samsung were two of the biggest vendors of Android based smartphones, the Canalys report said.