Nielsen’s report “Smart and Social: Android Phones in India” highlights the usage of smart phones in India. The two dominant operating systems on the mobile are Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. For the past one year Android has grown well in India, the main reason being ‘affordable’ Android mobile phones (sub Rs 10,000 / $200) are available.
When it comes to tablets iPad is the clear winner. Google’s upcoming 7-inch tablet is expected to shake up this tablet pie. Guess iPad is to tablets what Google is to search engines.
I have been wanting to buy an Android Table which is not very expensive (unlike an iPad) but with good number of features (again, i.e. an iPad)!! I already have an iPad (non-3G), so Android was the obvious choice for the next tablet to see what is happening in that space.
Kindle Fire sounded like a good choice even though I considered other Android tablets before. The features of Kindle Fire looked pretty good and $199 is a very good price.
According to Mobclix Index, the following are the findings from a sample of 1,025 Android users (isn’t that too small a sample base?),