Windows Phone Accounts for 2% of App Downloads in 2012

Market research firm ABI Research has said Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform will only account for 2% of all mobile application downloads in 2012, despite reinforcements arriving this year from Nokia.

“Although Windows Phone lags behind RIM’s BlackBerry and even Nokia’s Symbian, we shouldn’t ignore the fact that the 2% that we forecast for 2012 would be twice the share the platform achieved last year,” ABI analyst Lim Shiyang said.

Smartphones and tablets are expected to download nearly 36 billion apps this year, and an overwhelming 83% of those downloads will be served to either Android or iOS-powered devices, the firm said, as AMEinfo stated.