Android to capture 50pc of Indian smartphone market in 2012 – Analyst

After overtaking Symbian in last quarter, Android is now ready to ready to capture 50pc of the total smartphone market in India this year, forecasted research firm Convergence Catalyst.

According to the smartphone outlook released by the firm, Indian smartphone market will grow 100pc in 2012 to 18-20 million device shipments, taking  the smartphone shipments to 12-14pc of total mobile market in the country.  Affordable Android smartphones will be one of major drivers in achieving this milestone, overall this Google OS will capture 50.6pc of smartphone market in the country, noted Convergence Catalyst.

Symbian will continue declining, but will still maintain a respectable share thanks to the already existing Nokia brand equity in the country. Blackberry will also go down, while Bada and Windows Phone will gain slightly and iOS will remain stagnant.

In term of price-points, sub-$167 smartphones will register a strong growth followed by smartphone priced above $250.


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