While worldwide smartphone sales rose nearly 4% in the recent quarter, Microsoft’s Windows Phone devices dropped to below 1% of market share.
According to a report by Gartner, 0.7% of all phones sold in Q1 of 2016 were Windows Phones – down from 2.5% in Q1 2015.
Samsung and Apple dominated the start of 2016, with 23.2% and 14.8% of market share respectively.
The drop in sales for Microsoft is another nail in the coffin of the Windows Phone, stated The Verge.
Gartner’s report follows recent news that HMD global struck a deal with Microsoft to use the Nokia name on a range of cellphones it will produce.