The folks of Ad Duplex take care of Windows Phone reporting and Windows 8 reports on a regular basis and they get a broad picture of the entire mobile ecosystem of devices with Microsoft’s platforms on board. Their latest report is based on the data collected from 393 Windows Store apps running AdDuplex SDK and it reveals interesting facts.
They report that Lenovo now has a 7.5% share of all Windows 8/ Win RT devices, while HP has 21.2% and Dell 11.7%. Lenovo grew by 1.5% and Sony is stuck at 4.2%, while Samsung has 6.2%. The interesting bit is found when digging into the logs searching for unlaunched devices. Those include new model names that appear every day.
Apparently there’s a certain “Microsoft Corporation Surface 2” and “Microsoft Corporation Surface With Windows 8.1 Pro”, that are basically Surface RT 2 and Surface Pro 2. Microsoft may have decided to drop the RT from the name of the product in order not to scare away customers. Then there’s the RX-107 model from Nokia, the RX-108, RX-113, 114, 115 and 116, that are probably all variations and prototypes of the same slates. Things are looking interesting within the Windows 8/RT ecosystem.