Latest IDC report for Q1 2014 brings good news for Nokia / Microsoft now from India. Nokia has regained 5th smartphone vendor rank in India with just 4% market share. The market share may not seem that impressive but the fact that after seeing some decline and going out of top 5 vendors ranking in Q4 2013, Nokia has made a comeback is certainly a good news.
Nokia made its way back to the top 5 list with about 4% market share. The Nokia X launch coupled with other low-end Lumia phones helped in improving the overall performance of the brand.
Nokia X and other low-end Lumias have helped Nokia in Q1 amid cut-throat pricing competition from local vendors.
IDC also notes that,
“This rapid pace of growth in smartphones is expected to continue in India. While we notice that much of the growth is coming from low-cost devices using the Android operating system, Windows is making adequate gains too based on the strength of the entry level product mix in smartphones,” comments Kiran Kumar, Research Manager- Client Devices at IDC India.