In India, Motorola replaces Nokia as the fourth largest smartphone brand

In India, Motorola replaces Nokia as the fourth largest smartphone brand
A report from researcher Canalys reveals that in India, Motorola is gaining momentum. At the end of June, the Lenovo subsidiary (assuming regulatory approval) was the fourth largest seller of smartphones in the country. In taking the fourth spot, Motorola leapfrogged over Nokia. The former shipped 955,650 smartphones in the three month period that ended in June, while the latter had 633,720 units in transit during the same time period. That is quite a reversal from the first quarter of 2014, when Nokia shipped 583,160 smartphones, compared to the 379,310 smartphones shipped by Motorola.

The surge in the second quarter allowed Motorola to top Nokia for the first half of the year. Smartphones shipped by Motorola for the January through June period totaled 1.33 million units as opposed to the 1.21 million for Nokia. For the last quarter, Samsung was the top smartphone manufacturer in India, shipping 4.4 million units. That compares to the 3.1 million and 1.07 million shipped by hometown firms Micromax and Karbonn, respectively. The Indian market for smartphones as a whole, grew 9% sequentially in the April through June timeframe.

Motorola's success in the region can be traced to the launch of the Motorola Moto G. The "value" priced model was the first offered by Motorola on its return to the Indian market in 2013. Motorola then launched both the Motorola Moto X and the Motorola Moto E in the country. After discounting the Moto G's price this week by 2000 rupees ($33 USD) for a limited time, the 8GB model costs 10,499 rupees ($172 USD). The 16GB model is priced at 11,999 rupees ($196 USD). Meanwhile, the Moto X is priced at 23,999 rupees ($393 USD) while the entry-level Moto E will cost you 6999 rupees ($115 USD).


source: EconomicTimes via WMPoweruser

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58 Comments

58. thedoctorguy

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

aint shocked coz nokia is no more nokia itzz nokia by microsoft

53. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

And still no Motorola available in my stupid country! Why? Why??? Duck!

52. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Moto's days are back but soon Xiaomi will surpass them. Waiting for xiaomi to surpass Sammy here. Lol

35. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Great NEWS. Now MOTOROLA needs too take over here in the U.S. MARKET where they belong

43. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I read your "Great NEWS" in the professor's voice from Futurama. Yeah, I want to see Motorola grow here state side.

22. TRANSLATION unregistered

Well earned position by Motorola.

23. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

+Moto G

18. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Xiaomi can easily beat every heck of oem in india, but they aren't selling their devices properly. The exclusive deal with flipkart is fine, that way it will be out of market decision for price, but the 10000 batch thing is frustrating many buyers who have to go for moto n mmx. Also they are not selling redmi note and 1s even after announcement. If these phones are avail and in stock in xiaomi shop, why they are out of stock in India. Hate this 5 second sell out thing.

40. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

rahul, that's the way xiaomi hype their phone. If they provide more phone than demand, people will wait to buy the phone when they need one. But with flash sell strategy, people feel they have to buy it when they have a chance. With this strategy XiaoMi can make sure that the next one, even if it's 50,000 batch or 100,000 batch, will sell in a minute.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Seems like there is no lack of evidence that WP is, in fact, a burning platform. There is no escaping from karma.

11. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

WP IS the burning platform. Elop is very smart to make us think Symbian were the burning platform.

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Only thing burning is your common sense, its a Sunday give trolling WP a rest, that goes for the other troll as well.

24. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

You're the one who been in JAIL for TROLLING how come you call others trolls?

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao +1 Nasznnokia Because he keeps losing and spreading BS, monsenses. He has never won an discussion. They all just shut him up. Liveitup, more like Liveitdown.

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What trolling Liveitup. We are providing you with actual factual honest truth,... Yes to you its hard to accept the truth.

50. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Imaginary facts, mind you...

15. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

For effing sake give it a rest. You both are true trolls.. Both of you are worse than artee and that's bad. Congrats on all your pathetic jabs

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

0xFFFF does nothing but bash Google all day and night...You would think he might have an actual life outside of mudslinging... but you would be wrong.

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Congratulations, you couldn't argue or counter-attack or win You have been owned Start back-peddling Lmao

38. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Farty artee who pulled your chain? How is your sweet sweet mum? Sorry I haven't been by in a while

42. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao Farty Arte

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Here's a brief list of major problems Microsoft has yet to address. Multitasking is sometimes inscrutable, in that you never know which apps will show up in the "currently running" list of apps. Email threading often doesn't work, especially with Gmail accounts. Lots of features, including Rooms (sort of a mobile, multimedia chat room) are Windows Phone exclusives, meaning they can only be accessed with Windows Phones--cool, but it's pretty unlikely all your friends have Windows Phones too. Speech recognition is lousy, nowhere near as good as Google's Android voice control or even Apple's Siri. There's no place to see notifications at all; if you get an alert on an app that you haven't pinned to your homescreen, you'd never know. Bing Maps doesn't have public transit directions, let alone bike directions. It's not easy to share photos to services like Twitter and Facebook; Android and iOS let you do that in one touch, but not Windows Phone.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

Arte, I think that everyone here on PA knows I'm more of a BlackBerry fan than any other platform here, but there are a few things that you typed that are not true: "It's not easy to share photos to services like Twitter and Facebook; Android and iOS let you do that in one touch, but not Windows Phone." This is not true. If you want to share a photo with one touch on Windows Phone, all you have to do is tap the three dots at the bottom of the picture and you get the option to share the pic with a number of social networks you have set up, including Facebook and Twitter. "There's no place to see notifications at all; if you get an alert on an app that you haven't pinned to your homescreen you'd never know." Doesn't the notification center in WP8.1 take care of this? Also, you can set up which apps notify you on the the lock screen in the "settings", even if you don't have the app pinned to your home screen. "Speech recognition is lousy, nowhere near as good as Google's Android voice control or even Apple's Siri." Doesn't Cortana replace voice control on WP? Or, can't you use Cortana in place of voice control on WP? Isn't Cortana as good or better than Siri and Android voice/Google Now? The rest of your points I more or less agree with you on, although Bing Maps will direct you to a number of apps like HERE transit on Lumia and other Windows Phones. You can also block most apps from running that you don't want running in the background, although there are some you may not be able to block. You will have to close them completely via the "x" that appears after a long press of the back arrow. Email threading works with Outlook on WP, but not Gmail. Gmail is a pain to use on WP.

36. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You have a point...thanks for the info, meanestgenuis

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

Anytime, Arte. We are all here to share info in a respectful way, after all.

44. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

bing maps is crap. google maps is the best. In bing maps, you can search only for address, not landmarks.. e.g (malls, train stations, etc.) they need to update it, bing map is more simple than google map, but they lack the important aspect of direction! wp is more simple than android, but the important or critical features are missing.... they are really genius... -.-

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Bing maps is crap. Google maps is the best". So who asked for your opinion? Arte and I were discussing FACTS, not OPINION. Anyway, HERE maps, which is on all WP can do search all of those things. Yes, WP is easier to use than Android. That's the POINT, Isn't it? Also, WP 8.1 addresses a lot of those "critical" or "important " features that are missing. Try using the OS before making statements like the ones you've just made.

46. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

i'm just talking about bing maps. not the whole os. -.- i dunno about 8.1 yet, so i can't argue with that.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mentioned "WP" and "Android". Seems like the "whole OS" to me.

51. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

He has a point? No, you were COMPLETELY wrong on all accounts. Not a single of your points was actually valid. How's arguing with imaginary facts working for you?

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