New data shows Redmond slipping farther behind Apple and Google despite recent launch of its new smartphone OS.
Despite the buzz surrounding its launch of the Windows Phone 7 OS last November, Microsoft continues to fall farther behind rivals Apple and Google in the smartphone market, according to data released Monday.
Microsoft's share of U.S. smartphone platforms slipped 1.7%, to 8%, during the three months ended Jan. 31, according to market watcher comScore. Over the same period, Google Android's share increased 7.7%, to 31.2%, while Apple's iPhone held steady—increasing .1% to 24.7%.
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