IDC: Samsung loses its dominant position on the Indian tablet market

IDC: Samsung loses its dominant position on the Indian tablet market
Recently, Samsung refuted the claims that it has lost its top position on the Indian market to local contender Micromax, but from the looks of it, the troubled giant could have just lost another pretty important and profitable dominion. According to IDC, Samsung has been dethroned from the local tablet market, too. 

IDC's report claims that in Q4 2014 Samsung has accounted for 12.9% of all sold tablets in India, while the first spot in this chart got occupied by a lesser-known local OEM manufacturer, iBall, which had 15.6% of the market. The runner-ups are Datawind (another local representative) with 9.6%, Lenovo, responsible for 9.4%, and HP, which grasped 8.7% of the market. The remainder of 43.8% goes to other manufacturers.

Of course, given the marginal mistakes in the numbers, we won't be surprised at all if Samsung once again refutes IDC's reports, re-claiming dominance in one of the largest tablet markets in the world. 

Samsung is reportedly poised to overhaul its tablet portfolio in 2015 with a lot of new models. We're quite sure that a new Galaxy Tab lineup is on its way, as well as the new generation of its top-tier Tab S offerings.
source: IDC via Betanews 

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13 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Lol iBalls Kudos for domestic supporters

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL... Just one, iBall. Poor Sammy.

3. Kumar123 unregistered

Yeah, Poor Sammy. Accpet my condolence Samsung fans.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

When you are at the Top, the only way is down.

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

iBall lol. The person who came with such a name has got some balls.

6. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Also the Indians only buy Indian tablets of s**t. Compared with the Samsung tablets are crap.

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

In India only one thing matters - price. You can sell junk if it's priced less.

8. fuhrer

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

i love my balls

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If Samsung made tablets at the cost of those cheap $100 and $200 models, they would suck. I've tried using very cheap Android tablets just for the heck of it and they are terrible. They are very slow, have no features. Samsung should just drop the market altogether. I can't see how these folks are so poor, yet every time I call HP Tech Support and a person from India is always answering the phone.

10. idroidsht

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Down and more down goes the.copycat company. Feels so good to say that.

12. remsammi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Good point, I didn't realize Samsung was copying notification toggles and multi-window, even though they did it first and even Google followed like a lost child. Thanks for the intelligent comment.

11. aklipii

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 29, 2010

This doesn't surprise me at all. The Samsung tablets are too expensive for the Indian market.

13. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Tab S 10.5 is very very good though.

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