India tablet market indicated early signs of recovery in Q2 2014 after taking a sharp hit in the past couple of quarters. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), tablet market shipments in India stood at 0.86million (mn) units in Q2 2014 i.e. a quarter-on-quarter growth of 9% over Q1 2014 “This recovery was fuelled by multiple factors.
Business sentiments have shown improvement post elections and near term prospects are anticipated to remain better too. Further, traditional PC OEMs have started making big inroads in the tablet market and most of this success is led by leveraging their vast expanded reach through multiple distribution points,” says Karan Thakkar, Senior Market Analyst, IDC India.
Android continues to be the most preferred Operating system. With 89.6% market share Android is expected to sail above 80% mark over the next few years. Windows OS is gaining ground too. However, much of these volumes are currently being driven by the spurt in enterprise buying.
Tablets with screen size 7 < 8 inch contributed to 88% of the overall market in Q2 CY2014. IDC expects dominance of the aforementioned screen size to continue. However on the low volume side, tablets with screen size 10 < 11inch grew by 54% in Q2 CY2014.