Android overtakes Symbian to lead OS market in India in Q3 2011

Android has
overtaken Symbian to become the number one operating system in India in Q3 2011.


Android has
a market share of 42.4 percent of the smart phone market.



an operating system (OS) perspective, Android overtook Symbian to emerge as the
top platform in India for the first time, with a share of 42.4 percent of the
smartphone market,” said G Rajeev, lead analyst, Mobile Phones, IDC.



The Android platform
saw a growth of 90 percent over the previous quarter. The Apple iOS has consolidated
further, with a 3.09 percent share of the smartphone market, compared to a
share of 2.6 percent in Q2 2011.



The Indian mobile
phone market grew 12 percent in units shipped, over the previous quarter, to
clock 47.07 million units. Year-on-year too, there was a shipment growth of
13.8 percent, according to IDC.



The year 2011
is expected to close with mobile phone shipments of around 184.4 million units.



forecasts the market to clock 301 million by CY 2015, at a compound annual
growth rate (CAGR) of 13.03 during the period of 2011-2015. The smartphone
segment is forecast to see a much higher CAGR of 63.4 percent during the same
period and to achieve a shipment of 77.5 million by CY 2015.



IDC announced
that it expects Android to make significant global share gains in tablet OS
market in Q4 2011 growing to 40.3 percent.


increase is mainly due to the entrance of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The increase in
global market share comes at the expense of Blackberry which is slipping from
1.1 percent to 0.7 percent, iOS which is slipping from 61.5 percent to 59.0
percent, and webOS slipping from 5 percent to 0 percent.



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