Motorola overtakes Nokia to become India’s 4th largest smartphone vendor
Motorola is the fourth largest smartphone vendor by shipments in Q2 2014, overtaking Nokia (Microsoft), according to handset sales tracker Canalys. Few months back Motorola announced that it shipped 6.5 million smartphones globally in Q1 2014. According to the report, Motorola shipped 379,310 units of smartphones in India in Q1. The company did not reveal its global shipment data for Q2 yet, but the Canalys report says Motorola has shipped 955,650 units in the Q2 2014.
Microsoft, that now owns Nokia has just 633,720 and grabs the fifth spot in the ranking. As usual, Samsung, Micromax and Karbonn are the top three smartphone vendors in India based on shipments. Sony, that was in the fourth spot in Q4 2013 has been bushed back in both the first and second quarters of 2014. Smart phone market sequentially grew 9% in the second quarter of 2014 and the increase in sales of Moto G helped Motorola to grab the fourth spot, says the report. The company launched the Moto X and Moto E in India in the past few months.
Earlier this week Strategy Analytics reported that Xiaomi is the fifth largest smartphone vendor in the world in Q2 2014 with 15.1 million shipments. Even though the company entered India last month with the Mi3 smartphone, it will take months to grab a decent market share in India, since the company is selling smartphones only in batches.