According to data revealed by market research firm Kantar Worldpanel, in Russia, Windows Phone was ahead of iOS back in August this year – while the Microsoft’s OS had a market share of 12%, Apple’s mobile OS claimed 10.8%.
Keep in mind that the data covers only the first 8 months of this year, which means there’s no information on the smartphone OS market share in Russia for the months following the release of the newest iPhones, something which happened in September this year. It’s quite likely that iOS would have overtaken Windows Phone in that time-frame.
Aside from Russia, Windows Phone has also seen in its market share rising in several countries around the world. In a report published last month, Kantar revealed that the OS’ share rose considerably in Germany, France, and Australia. However, that report, too, covered the 3 months ending August.