Bottom feeders chip away at Nokia and Samsung's market share in India, Android is in the mix

Bottom feeders chip away at Nokia and Samsung's market share in India, Android is in the mix
Local Indian brands like Micromax, with its Andro A60 Android phone, but also Spice and Lava, are taking market share away from the top 2 cell phone makers worldwide - Nokia and Samsung.

Nokia has gone down to 31.5% share, from over 70% at its peak in India, but declined to comment before the official quarterly results next month. Apple and RIM, of course, have occupied the high end of the market with the second largest population in the world.

What's more interesting is that the bottom feeders have encroached not only Nokia, but Samsung as well, which was knocked down from the second place by the obscure Chinese maker G'Five (sounds like the name for a boyband), which now has 10.6% of the Indian market, whereas Samsung has 8.2%.

This was probably to be expected in developing markets, especially when Google opened the can of worms with its open-source Android, and now many carriers have at least one Android phone with screen in the vicinity of 2.8" at a feature phone price. The question is if this trend will move over to the western markets as well. Maybe it is all a part of Google's plans for world domination.

source: TimesofIndia via IntoMobile

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8 Comments

8. prashant_93 unregistered

Hey 'thatdude1' u said it right. This bloody '530' talks a lot of rubbish. And i thought 'big, fat a$$ '. Lol

7. shyne unregistered

"now many carriers have at least one Android phone with screen in the vicinity of 2.8" at a feature phone price" ha ha .... its not usa, nobody cares about carriers in India...!!! people purchase unlocked phones on full rate..!!! and A60 is not dual sim phone RIM's sales are also poor in India ....

6. Mayank unregistered

Sorry,Andro A60 is not a dual-sim phone,as stated in the beginning .

5. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

lg is midrange market. Samsung is high and mid range HTC is mostly high end. Motorola is also high and mid. RIM is also midrange. Nokia still outsells them but nokia is selling less and less every year because they are taking away from nokias market.

2. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Lol, poor nokia. It seems like nokia is running out of market, lol. Apple took their high end market, and now generic brands are taking over the low end market. And of course there's samsung, motorola, htc, and lg that's giving nokia a run for their money in the mid class segment.

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

dude gets your facts before you talk. according Gartner Nokia had the 2x the amount of smartphone sales apple had in Q3 world sales, so how come apple took it? if you are gonna say something like that at leas show us a chart or something that proves you are right, even tho there are no official stands about how the Q4 was. plus it was not only apple that took a share of Nokia sales, but also rim and others. here is a charthttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Smartphone_share_current.png

4. thatdude1 unregistered

I agree with protozeloz. 530, your name should be changed to 730(for crazy)becuse you talk a lot of nonesense with nothing to back it up. At least get proof before opening your big, fat mouth.

1. prashant_93 unregistered

Hey g'five is not a boyband name. It means 'give me five' and andro a60 is not a gud phone at all. Besides being run on android its UI is somewhat clunky.

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