NEW DELHI: The exponential growth of smartphone users in India will help the mobile applications market to expand in the country
".../... As per current estimates, we're expected to have close to 400 million smartphones in use in India by 2016.../..."
".../... The growth of mobile apps in India is driven by the growth of smartphones, availability of bandwidth and of local content and relevance of global apps to this ecosystem," Lingam said.
India, which has the world's second largest mobile phone user base, saw dip in feature phone sales for the first time in the July-September quarter as smartphones continue to capture the consumer interest.
According to a report by CyberMedia Research ( CMR), mobile handset shipments grew 10.9 per cent to 62.9 million units during July-September 2013. Of the total, 51.8 million units were feature phones, while 11.1 million were smartphones.
On growth of 3G in India, which will help the mobile apps eco-system, Lingam said: "Once smartphones started getting traction in advanced nations, 3G data consumption really took off and we expect a similar projection in the case of India as well. Industry projections measure 3G adoption to be at 250 million by the end of 2016..../..."
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