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Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in SmartPhones | 0 comments

India becomes the third largest market in sales of smartphones

India becomes the third largest market in sales of smartphones

With a fairly significant growth during the first quarter of 2013, has emerged as the third largest market globally in smartphones consumption, which positions above Japan for the first time in history.

According to the firm Strategy Analytics, India registered a growth of 163% during the first quarter of the numbers obtained in the same period of 2012. In comparison, China grew 86%, 24% Japan and the United States were left at 19%.

United States and China continue to display both the first and second place respectively as the main consumer in smartphones.

Behind the growth of the Asian country, the firm believes two main factors: the first has to do with the improvement in supply chains of large companies such as Apple and Samsung, which introduced every year more and more of their equipment to India, while than the second, and more importantly points to the growth of local mobile manufacturing as Micromax, Karbonn and Spice that, according to numbers, grow between 200% and 500% annually.

In early June, the report Ericsson Mobility Report pointed to India as one of the countries with the highest subscriber growth, as only in the first quarter of 2013 amounted to 10 million people who started using a smartphone.

The vast majority of computers sold in the Asian nation uses Android.

Link: India overtakes Japan as third largest smartphone market (CNET)

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