With just 2.8 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, Microsoft is staring into the abyss. Windows Phone 8.1 struggled, and recent reports suggest that it will be February or early March before older Windows 8.1 phones begin upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile. Rival Blackberry has basically given up and embraced Android. Yes, preloading apps smacks of desperation. But that's where we're at.
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