Indian SmartPhone Market Dominated and Run on Android

Android Dominates Indian SmartPhoneIndia is the world’s second-largest telecommunications market, with about one billion mobile subscribers. Handset shipments in India have been rising strongly, at a CAGR of 29% over the last year. India stood second in terms of total handset shipments, next only to China, in 2015.

India is also the largest feature-phone market in the world. Even though the market share of feature phones is declining, these low-cost phones still account for almost 55% of the overall mobile phone market. Out of the total smartphone market, 67% of devices shipped are priced under $200.

Smartphone shipment in India has been growing continuously and India is poised to surpass the United States to become the second largest smartphone market by 2018-19E. Currently India is the third largest smartphone market in the World. The biggest pie of the smartphone market lies

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Google’s India Vernacular for Android Very Soon; To get 1 Billion Indians Online

Google India Target 1 Billion IndiansSpeaking at the IIFL Investors Conference, Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India said that Google’s basic objective in India is to get a billion people on the Internet. With smartphone base in India increasing rapidly, this is achievable quickly, as India is a unique country. Within two years, a majority of Internet users would be accessing the net only through their mobile. The biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity are in creating a vernacular user interface.

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Windows 8 Devices Expensive – Will Microsoft Learn the Android Lesson ?

Today, PCs’ value proposition as the internet device has been permanently taken away by smartphones and tablet. Better PC hardware can’t help the poor consumer reaction to Windows 8 Operating System either.

Acer and ASUS launched new PC and tablet products at Computex hoping to to drive the replacement demand the PC industry. However, PC used to be the key (in some regions, the only) vehicle for consumers to access the internet, but now smartphone/tablet offer consumers an alternative way to access the internet, and in some cases, with lower cost structure and better user experiences.

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Microsoft Under Attack – PC Market Shrinks; Windows Phones / Tablets Failure

IDC recently increased the decline it expects for PC shipments in the March quarter to 7.7% decline. Given the change in the computing landscape, it may prove difficult for the PC market to experience growth. We expect PC shipment revisions to continue a negative trajectory. The enterprise refresh which has driven results in the Windows segment has past its peak as over 60% of enterprise desktops worldwide are on Windows 7 according to the company.

Microsoft’s traction in the SmartPhone and Tablet marketplace remains lackluster. Tablet growth is estimated by IDC to reach 190 million units and post 49% growth. We estimate that smart phone shipments could exceed 1 billion units in 2013, as emerging countries increasingly turn to inexpensive Android phones

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Nokia Lumia Windows Phone too Late to Take on the Google Android Challenge

Nokia Lumia Launch IndiaNokia India has launched two smartphones to its Lumia series with the Lumia 720 targeted at the mid-range segment and the Lumia 520 targeted at the entry-level market. Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, the launch of such smartphones now firmly puts Nokia and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 presence across all smartphone price points, starting from the Lumia 520 at the entry level to the Lumia 920 at the highest end, thus making a better mobile experience more broadly available.

The Lumia 720’s main highlighted attraction is the camera which has an aperture of f/1.9 on a Carl Zeiss lens, bigger than all the smartphones in its price-range and also some of the high-end

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Can Windows Phone & ASHA – New Touch Interface save Nokia ?

It seems that Asha Touch’s main sales proposition is low cost of ownership. Devices are good value and consumer less data than a traditional smartphone. Yet, low-end Android phones are falling below the $100 level and can be equipped with data efficient proxy browsers (e.g. Opera) and can be set up to utilize WiFi for data heavy usage.

Asha Touch has many similarities to Symbian (Nokia’s failed smartphone platform). Both were based on relatively old Nokia software – Both were upgraded primarily

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