Friday, December 31, 2010
Android Take 9% of Smartphone Market with over 178K Phones sold in India in Q3
Now Indian markets have all the leasing manufacturers along with the the local mobile manufacturer with releasing Android smartphones in India. This time Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Micromax, Intex, Videocon etc all have Android smartphones available currently in the market. The range included with high-end to low-end and surely next year we'll see more Android smartphone by all companies.
According to Naveen Mishra, Lead Analyst, Mobile Handsets Research, IDC India, “In the smartphone segment an increasing number of vendors are displaying confidence in the Android OS, having grown from just one vendor in 3Q 2009 to as many as seven in 3Q 2010. This trend is expected to show healthy growth as the Android applications ecosystem widens in terms of its reach into the developer community and number of users, both of which will further prompt device vendors to introduce new models”.
According to IDC’s India Quarterly Mobile Handsets Tracker, 3Q 2010, Samsung led the Android adoption in India, while Sony Ericsson was at top in 2nd quarter. A worldwide hit Galaxy S, along with cheaper Galaxy 5 and Galaxy 3 were the main drivers for company’s Android shipments in India.