With the largest share in smartphone market of India, Samsung is already leading in the technology arena. However, the news is that it is now leading another segment of consumer electronics in the country. As per the CyberMedia Research’s analysts, Samsung has about 21% of the tablet market share in its hands. Also, with more than 1.15 million shipments in the Q2 of 2013, the tablet market in India has experienced tremendous improvement. There has been a tremendous 107% increase on an annual basis. 7 inch and similarly sized tablets are more popular in the Indian market.
After Samsung, Datawind is the second largest vendor of tablets in the country’s market with 12.5% of market shares. This company is popular for manufacturing easily affordable UbiSlate tablets. The numbers and data collected by the analysts do not account for the Aakash tablet which received a great amount of pre order and consequent disappointment. The third largest vendor of tablets in the Indian market is Micromax. The greatest contribution to Micromax success has been its Funbook tablets.
The surprising fact is that the inventor of the tablet category, Apple, has failed to reach the Top 3. However, it is a part of Top 5. About 50% of the shipments are contributed by the Top 5 vendors and the 80% of the shipments are contributed by the Top 13. The CyberMedia Research analysts have also reported that it is the first quarter in which Dual SIM Android tablets have entered the segment. Perhaps, it is the major reason for 27% growth from the last quarter. As 7 inch tablets with Dual SIM feature and 3G connectivity are going down in terms of prices, a further increase in the tablet market is expected. However, it is also being anticipated that once BIS approval becomes mandatory some consolidation many occur leading to massive reduction in the number of vendors.