IDC: Windows Phone is going to have a pretty rough year

March 4, 2016

ANALYST OUTFIT IDC is predicting a pretty rough year for Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.

We already knew things were bad, butIDC has looked into its crystal ball and delivered yet more news for Microsoft that’s unlikely to be welcomed with open arms.

The researchers expect the company’s share of the smartphone market to dive 18.5 percent in 2016 to a mere 1.6 percent, which will worsen to 0.9 percent by 2020 if the firm remains in the market.

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