Windows Phone has become the second largest smartphone operating system in India, as per the latest report from IDC. The IDC Asia Pacific Mobile Phone Tracker for the period April – June, 2013 reveals that Windows Phone is the second most widely used smartphone platform in India with a market share of 5.4 percent. Windows has earned the second spot by beating Blackberry and iOS.
“Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia devices have achieved a striking growth in their volumes within a very short time since their launch in India. With new Windows Phone devices getting launched at short intervals, we expect them to continue on this growth trajectory,”said Manasi Yadav, Senior Market Analyst, Client Devices, IDC India in a official release.
These include the Nokia Lumia 520, The research firm further touts that Windows Phones has emerged as the no.2 smartphone OS in India for the third consecutive quarter. The report called out the Lumia 520 as one of the key drivers for Nokia and Windows Phone market share. The Lumia 520 is priced under Rs 10,000, a segment that accounts for 67 percent of all smartphones shipped in the country. Other phone is Lumia lines are 620, 625, 720, 820, 920 and 925.
“Less than ten months back, when we launched Windows Phone 8 in India, we had set ourselves the goal of being the second most widely used smartphone platform in India, and we are excited to have achieved this milestone so quickly,” said Vineet Durani, Director – Windows Phone Business Group, Microsoft Corporation India.
With Microsoft acquiring Nokia devices and services for $7 billion the future of Lumia phones and thereby Windows looks quite bright.
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