Apple had the second highest revenue of any smartphone manufacturer in the country during the quarter, thanks to the release of the Apple iPhone 5 during the period. Despite that, Android remains the dominant OS with iOS and Windows Phone 8 expected to close the gap in the future. According to William Stofega, IDC’s program director for mobile device, Windows Phone 8 units accounted for 289,000 of the 5.4 million smartphones sold in the fourth quarter for a 5.4% market share, putting it ahead of iOS in the country.
After Samsung, Micromax was the second largest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter based on shipments. Sony was third thanks to huge sales of its mid-tier ($150-$300) handsets. Nokia's Lumia phones also did well in the mid-tier segment, allowing the Finnish manufacturer to claim the spot behind Sony as the fourth largest smartphone OEM in India during Q4. Rounding out the top 5 was Karbonn, a local company making its first appearance in the top 5.
source: IDC via WMPoweruser