Android grabs 97% of India’s smartphone market share in Q2 2016, iOS slips to 2%

Android is controlling the smartphone market 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 USA and China.

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Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, said

Android 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 Indian 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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  5. We all have heard the line “Apple and Blackberry are phones which can be afforded by Rich people” so when we talk about the users of apple we find very less but when we talk about android it got a lot no of sets and at a affordable price due to which people go for android phones in a huge no. this is the reason which makes the android market-share high in current scenario. There are many things in which android beats apple but when we talk about the major feature which is security of the phones apple takes all this is the only thing which makes android lag behind otherwise its the best platform to be on.

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  6. When we compare Android with iOS there are many things in which android is better then iOS and vice versa. As we know that android got a higher market share then iOS this is possible as Android sets are easily available at a very low price as compared to iOS. iOS sets are too costly which are some way not possible for many people to afford it as well as android provides better functionalities then iOS which attracts users towards android then iOS.

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