Samsung is a global brand and that often accompanies the inability to manufacture a product specific to a single region. That is what appears to be happening with Samsung in India. It may not be totally wrong to say this is like a déjà vu for Samsung after their endeavours in China. Much like China, India’s $10 billion smartphone industry – which is still growing as opposed to the global trend – is a very price sensitive market. Continue reading “Chinese OEMs nibbling at Samsung’s market share in India”
Microsoft has been investing heavily in Windows 10, not only for a development point of view but also with marketing as well. The company is pushing the OS at every opportunity and occasionally crossed the boundary of forcing it on to machines even when a user does not want the OS.
Despite such aggressive efforts however, Windows 7 still remains more popular than it was in the summer, though it is considerably down year on year as we dive into the last Netmarketshare figures of 2016. Continue reading “Windows 10 growth slows down as Windows 7 rebounds”
Steve Jobs famously claimed that Apple would “go thermonuclear” on the platform after he blamed Google for stealing his idea. Years from then, today in 2016, smartphone shipments report from Strategy Analytics, Android’s share of global smartphone sales reached an impressive 88% – taking market share from Apple iOS, BlackBerry 10 and Microsoft Windows Phone, amongst others. This is an increase of 2% from the previous quarter.
Continue reading “Android chips away the market from competing platforms to capture 88% of smartphone sales”
There are a number of ways to determine how well an operating system is doing, or not doing. One of them is to use usage monitoring businesses and their information. A number of independent Firms like Netmarketshare release stats every month publicly that are based on hundreds of millions of user interactions.
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.