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India Passes Japan To Become Third Largest Global Smartphone Market.

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  1. ColdPlay

    ColdPlay Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    India Passes Japan To Become Third Largest Global Smartphone Market, After China & U.S.
    NATASHA LOMAS posted 2 hours ago

    India pushed past Japan to become the third largest global smartphone market in Q1, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics. The analyst notes it’s the first time ever that India has moved up into third place. The top two worldwide markets for smartphones remain China and the U.S.

    Smartphone makers including Apple, Samsung and local Indian mobile maker Micromax (an Android OEM), are driving higher volumes in the country thanks to improved distribution networks, according to the analyst.

    Strategy Analytics said India is growing four times faster than the global average,with 163% year on year growth across India in Q1, compared to worldwide smartphone volumes expanding 39%. It noted that India’s market is rising quicker than China (86% YoY), Japan (24% YoY), the US (19% YoY) — and “almost all other major countriesâ€.

    The rise of India as a smartphone powerhouse is not surprising — given its huge population, including a growing, wealthier middle class, and rising interest in owning consumer electronics — coupled with parallel smartphone saturation in developed markets such as Japan and Europe. Saturation in those mature markets means companies like Apple and Samsung have been shifting more attention to emerging markets to try to ensure they maintain their own growth.

    Figures put out by analyst IDC yesterday suggest the mature Western European smartphone market shrank more than expected in Q1, with total shipments dropping 4.2% year on year to 43.6 million units. This European slowdown is having the biggest impact on Apple’s marketshare, with IDC noting that iOS continues to lose ground in the region, declining to 20% in Q1, down from 25% in the year ago quarter.

    Although it’s losing share in Europe, Apple has been gaining in India. Back in March IDC noted Cupertino had jumped to second place for revenue share in India, taking a 15.6% share in Q4 last year, after getting smaller local retailers distributing its iPhones. Apple has also been offering amortized payment plans to help spread the upfront cost of buying its devices — to widen access to what remain premium priced products vs the Android-powered competition.

    Although Samsung and Apple are among the “key brands†driving growth in India, Strategy Analytics said it’s domestic players rather than foreign firms which are growing fastest. It name checks Micromax, Karbonn and Spice (all Android OEMs) as three examples of homegrown mobile makers with a growth rate of between 200% and 500% on an annual basis.

    The local market also has what it describes as an “extra long tail of Indian microvendors†— such as Lemon Mobile — that it says is surging at 1000%+ YoY. “They are almost all using Android software, which captured 89% share of the entire market in the quarter,†the analyst added.

    India Passes Japan To Become Third Largest Global Smartphone Market, After China & U.S. | TechCrunch
     
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    Micromax, Karbonn & Spice need to develop better quality products with reasonable price
    tags to capture the majority of the market share.

    The Micromax Canvas HD tab is a step in the right direction to steal sales away from
    major US, Korean & Japanese makers.
     
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    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    hardware de use is chinese made....
    n cheaper doesnt makes it better.... dere 1.2 quad core is as same as 1.4 dual core which is used by moto,samsung,htc etc
     
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    So is Apple or Samsung hardware...:sick:

    If you take apart an Apple iPad for instance, you will be surprised at the sheer number of
    Chinese stuff you will find inside.

    Why, my Mom's iPad has Made in China clearly printed on it's side.
     
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    Gessler'ji there is a difference in Designed by US and Manufactured by China. And Designed by China and Sold in India. These guys are importing Chinese Mobiles and rebranding....
     
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    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    some wot true.... samsung n apple stuff is only manufactured in china.... but processors which r used in mirco,spice r made by the chinese companies
     
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    [MENTION=8719]layman[/MENTION] & [MENTION=9438]omya[/MENTION]

    Ofcourse but still majority of the money generated by selling these products will go to Indians
    in these local makers' case. In the instance of Apple/Samsung etc., some of the money will go to
    China and some will go to US/Korea/whoever.

    Thus, it'll be good for India if local makers secure a better position in the market share and
    revenue.
     
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    Gessler'ji, Wouldnt it be lot better if it has been manufactured in India. We are in now way less capable and also cheap labor and resources. These guys jus want to make quick buck. Jus buy and seek, make profit out of it.

    I would prefer if they had put manufacturing plant in India and atleast do 50% to 60% of the Manufacturing process here. Well some points to think over...
     
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    Such a development will need strong government backing. But sorry, our stupid government in nowhere
    near as ambitious or nationalistic that they want India to have superior manufacturing & services sector.

    If govt. provides enough backing (it HAS to; every nation's govt. does), then within 5-6 years you'll
    see a booming electronic industry making everything from microchips, operating systems, microprocessors
    and even advanced GPUs used in gaming, aircraft design etc.
     
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    Atleast they're Indian companies.
    So more profits remain in India.
    our aim should be to reduce the amount that goes outside India.
    Maybe a fewparts of it are Chinese.
    But better than buying 100% foreign made products like Apple and Samsung.
    We'll develop everythign eventually oursevles.
    But till then, buy from the Indian trio yes :)
     
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    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    his 15 year old smarty if im not wrong :evilgrin:
     
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    arun.id Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    We actually build a foundary very early, but it burned down. It's alleged that CIA had a hand in it.
     
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    Correction, 16.

    CIA won't dare try that again. However, such factories such be given maximum security
    and round-the-clock surveillance.

    Some back-door diplomacy won't hurt either.
     
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    No CIA always dares. And we've to counter that using RAW. But this's not going to happen with Congress.
     
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    Gessler BANNED BANNED

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    Nope, even CIA wouldn't dare try to play spoilsport if round-the-clock security is present. They
    may bribe a number of guards or something to set things on fire but if the security system is
    foolproof, CIA will be under the threat of getting caught. And that will be a massive blow to
    US reputation at the world stage, remember what happened during WikiLeaks and now
    the Snowden revelations?

    However, only agencies like RAW can handle such snooping on supposed CIA agents/proxies
    to curb any such attempts. How do you think CHINA Is going ahead with building all the
    processor factories in their nation without any such setback?

    NOTHING can happen the way it should as long as Congress/UPA remains in power.
     
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