Fresh technology news reveals that the mobile market in India is growing and 12 percent growth reported in the mobile phones shipment in the last quarter to hit the mark of 47.04 million units.
Every year, there is a 13.8 percent growth to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) in the third quarter of this year, issued by Mobile Phone Trackers.
Talking to media, Deepak Kumar, Research Director at IDC, India said, “Notwithstanding a sharp decline in the mobile service subscription adds during July-Sept 2011, the mobile phone shipments witnessed a spurt, as vendors built channel inventories ahead of a long festival season. Dual-SIM handset shipments were notable with a sequential growth of 25.2% over the previous quarter.”
Meanwhile, Nokia reported a huge growth in the overall mobile phone shipments during the third quarter by 6.8 percent as compared to the last quarter, while another market leader Samsung reported a flat growth of 5 percent in the same period.
During the third quarter of this year, Nokia had 31.8 percent of the mobile phones shipment share, Samsung is second with 17.5 percent. In the smartphone market, Nokia leads once again with total share of 35.3%, but Samsung came closer at 26%.
Further, Mr. Kumar said, “The slowdown of Nokia’s smartphones shipment is in line with the expectations, that it would be prepping to transition some of its market share from Symbian to Windows.”
On the other hand, G. Rajeev, Lead Analyst, Mobile Phones said, “Overall, smartphones shipment for the India market showed an impressive growth of 21.4% over the previous quarter and 51.5% year-on-year. This helped the segment grow its contribution to the mobile phone shipment to 6.5% in Q3 from 5.6% in Q2.”
Mr. Rajeev said, “From an operating system (OS) perspective, Android overtook Symbian to emerge as the top platform in India for the first time, with a share of 42.4% of the smartphone market.”