Friday, August 05, 2016

Android OS runs on 97% of smartphones in India

According to a latest report from Strategy Analytics. The research firm revealed Android maintained first position with a record 97 percent smartphone OS marketshare in India.

Total smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 19 percent annually from 25.8 million units in Q2 2015 to 30.7 million in Q2 2016. iOS share on the other hand fell 35 percent annually as Apple shipped 8 lakh smartphones in India in Q2 2016. Apple’s market share decreased from 4% in Q2 2015 to 2%. India is currently the third largest smartphone market after the US, China and India.

Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, saidAndroid shipped 29.8 million smartphones in India in Q2 2016, growing an impressive 28 percent annually from 23.2 million units in Q2 2015. Android maintained first position across India with a record 97 percent OS share for the quarter, up from 90 percent a year ago. Android dominates the India smartphone market and looks unbeatable right now, due to its deep portfolio of hardware partners, extensive distribution channels, and a wide range of low-cost apps like Gmail.

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