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

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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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