AdDuplex: Microsoft Surface RT is the most popular Windows 8 device

AdDuplex: Microsoft Surface RT is the most popular Windows 8 deviceWho the hell is AdDuplex? Only the “largest cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps empowering developers to advertise their apps for free by helping each other.” Who knew?

The chaps have been looking at stats for devices with apps running AdDuplex ads, and ultimately generated a bunch of pie charts. Mmm, pie.

Among their findings is the suggestion that the Microsoft Surface RT, despite “modest” sales, is in fact the most popular Windows 8 device, claiming a share of 11%.

That’s miles ahead of any other Windows 8 device, with the second-place HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC on just 2%.

However, somewhat predictably, it’s Hewlett-Packard taking top place in the Windows 8 manufacturer pie, with its many many devices.

As for Windows Phone, Nokia accounts for 68% of devices, with HTC miles behind on 17% and Samsung taking third place with 11%.

In a parallel universe, Nokia is doing wonderful things with MeeGo, Windows Phone barely exists, and Jan is the happiest German in Ireland.

via: AdDuplex blog

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 17, 2012 at 18:02

Windows Phone barely exists
I'd argue that's pretty true in this universe...

Sensi  Nov. 17, 2012 at 18:25

They call it Windows RT for a reason: that is not Windows 8... Get your facts straight, thank you.

Treab  Nov. 17, 2012 at 18:40

Jan is the happiest German in Ireland.

he is... no other german is that stupid.

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 18:41

The last bit might be too.

I think the 81% on machines they can't identify strikes me as slightly bigger.

Still if there is any correlation between their data and reality and given the 4 million sales of Windows 8 that first weekend the Surface RT would have a somewhat surprising 440,000+ out there...

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 17, 2012 at 18:52

The 4 million probably include upgrades for vendors hahaha
If I'm the happiest German in Ireland, it is because I pity the Dummkoepfe that moved here for Guinness and fiddle muzak :p

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 18:57

More than likely. I upgraded one pc to windows 8. Mostly impressed, would be better if I could get the sound to work though.

Don't forget the irish dancing and the lovely warm sunny weather

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 17, 2012 at 19:54

More than likely. I upgraded one pc to windows 8. Mostly impressed, would be better if I could get the sound to work though.

Don't forget the irish dancing and the lovely warm sunny weather


Ah, yes: Riverdance, and warm rain...

DazzerG  Nov. 17, 2012 at 20:34

More than likely. I upgraded one pc to windows 8. Mostly impressed, would be better if I could get the sound to work though.

Don't forget the irish dancing and the lovely warm sunny weather


I had the same problem. Remove the Sound driver and re-boot.

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 21:20

Cheers, the driver is not listed to be able to remove it though...

I think I need to update the bios for starters

barrybarryk  Nov. 17, 2012 at 22:27

Use device manager. If it's not listed then it's not installed and that's why you have no sound.

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 22:41

I could get such devices listed with an icon showing an issue in prior windows and then I could tell it to look for a driver, though it doesn't appear at all. It's not finding the device to install a driver for, so I'm thinking it's a bios issue. Was surprised as it worked fine in 7 and they seem similar on most levels.

It's not a big issue and as it's the computer connected to the tv I don't get to play with the os easily so it can wait.

barrybarryk  Nov. 17, 2012 at 22:50

Chances are if it's missing the onboard sound drivers it's probably missing a few others from the mobo chipset. You'd be safer going to the motherboard manufacturers website and grabbing the full set of drivers from there when you get a chance.

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 23:03

Yeah first thing I did, before even installing w8 tbh, they didn't have drivers for w8 for it though.

barrybarryk  Nov. 17, 2012 at 23:05

The Windows 7 ones should do, if nothing else it'll at least let Win 8 identify the hardware

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 23:27

Tbh it didn't have w7 drivers there either.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5VVM_DH/#download

Judging by one thread on microsoft community it was surprising the mb worked in w7 upgrading bios and using beta vista ones was recommended..

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 23:28

I thought the wifi would be the biggest problem but that works..

barrybarryk  Nov. 17, 2012 at 23:49

Hmm you could try the 64 or 32bit vista ones but most of those drivers are from as far back as 2006

Apparently this archive has a more up to date driver for that hardware that isn't on the ASUS site. It seems to have solved an odd glitch some folks were having on Windows 7 but if it's a proper windows 7 driver it should work on 8 as well. This is the forum thread that linked to it

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 23:54

Yeah I did try asus vista ones but was none starter, cheers will take a look at those when I get the wp8 pc on next. Bios update might be good start anyway

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 00:52

So back to the start doesn't this only show what percentage are running their apps rather than anything more meaningful. Now if they had figures from win8 windows update.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:21

I still reckon the 'sales' figure is telling. It's like the 'shipped' device numbers we regularly get for mobiles. MS - like others - used to speak of 'installs'.

Another thing: without activating, you cannot install updates; you cannot even change the wallpaper...
Only: they don't tell folks that. So, you install Win 8, and like a well conditioned consumer you check for updates - and whoosh, there they are: almost 600MB of them (that's the size of a full Linux distro LOL). Then you say, "yes, install the updates". And Win 8 starts to twirl and whistle, pretending to install and apply settings... FOREVER and ever. Because it ain't gonna happen unless you activate first. But why activate before you try the sucker?

So, eventually Win 8 tells you the updates couldn't be applied and it now reverts (still no reason given - like a simple "hey, activate me".)
That takes another 30 minutes.
Eventually you can use it. And lookie: no browser choice info screen as required per EU. Because that (at least in Irish install disks) comes with the updates you just failed to install.
So users need to use IE to browse for solutions...

Ach, whatever. It's the ugliest most idiotic hogwash of an OS ever. Vanilla Android Donut was prettier, and using the Gimp blindfolded is less confusing.

In fact, I know 3 people who moved from Win 7 to Ubuntu without any "cognitive dissonance", but when they tried Win 8, they gave up after 30 minutes.

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 12:59

I've not found it difficult to use at all.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2012 at 13:15

I've not found it difficult to use at all.

Define!
I wouldn't call it difficult. It's 'hurdle-some''. For the silly metro apps, of which I personally wouldn't use one.
Oh, heck... I shouldn't even contribute anything in this thread. My opinion about MS is no secret. And Windows 8, imho, is the worst piece of RUBBISH. IT's RUBBISH!
Happy adopters need a check-up for, you know...Stockholm Syndrome :p

Carry on, WinNers

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 13:41

You do sound a bit deranged when you set about windows..

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2012 at 13:47

You do sound a bit deranged when you set about windows..

It's true, isn't it.

I'd explain it in detail, but it would probably be out of place here.
For me, they are good reasons.

But granted, I should either shut up, or go into the details. Which I won't.
So: pssssh :p

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 13:54

Only if Steam insist on making a Steam box will I ever bother with linux again and then only if it's set up like a console.

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