Android to double its market share in India in 2012 says analyst

According to a report by analysis firm Convergence Catalyst, the Indian smartphone market is expected to grow by 100 percent with 18 to 20 million devices being sold in the year in comparison to 9.5 million units sold in 2011. The report states that smartphones will encompass for 12 to 14 percent of the total handset sales and Samsung is expected to be the dominant player in the market.

As of now Nokia’s Symbian platform holds about 46 percent in market share while Android holds 28.3 percent of the market, however this will supposedly change. The report states that Android will cross the 50 percent mark in market share while Symbian will drop to 23.3 percent.

Notably the report also states that Windows Phone will see gains, but in the scheme of things it appears to be pretty minimalistic as Windows Phone controlled 1.2 percent of the market in 2011 and is expected to grow to only about 3.6 percent in market share. Clearly this does not bode well for Nokia, but the report states that Nokia will continue to be relevant in the country.


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