First it was the UK, then the US, then China, and now it appears that Android has its all-seeing eye on India next on the road to OS global domination…
The latest figures in from industry analysts at Convergence Catalyst state sales of Android devices are now beating iPhone hands-down, with the open app operating system drawing in ever more low- and mid-budget smartphone users amongst the country’s booming business and youth markets.
Currently Android device sales account for 28.2% of the market in India (figures for the last 12 months), but experts at Convergence Catalyst expect this figure to rocket as India continues its personal technology revolution and demand for reasonably priced smartphones doubles with, of course, Android leading the charge.
Said a spokesperson from the Bangalore-based technology analysts of the Android up-surge, “In India, there are 17 global and Indian brands that offer about 125 Android phones between them, so essentially the price range and the choice of models make it attractive… especially to college-goers and corporate users.”
Based on this on-going trend and anticipated exponential rise in demand, it seems that Android’s success in India is every bit as secure as Convergence Catalysts forecast. And the good news for Android fans that can’t handle anticipation, with only ailing Nokia’s Symbian smartphone options outpacing the Google OS in 2011 at 46.6% market share, sealing that OS success is slated for this very year.
Full report on the state of the Indian smartphone market from Convergence Catalyst available here