Micromax tops Indian smartphone market ranking; Samsung cries foul

Micromax tops Indian smartphone market ranking; Samsung cries foul

New Delhi: Samsung has been dethroned as the nation's largest smartphone vendor by homegrown handset maker Micromax, research firm Canalys said, but the Korean giant disputed this saying it still remains at the top.

Micromax has captured 22 percent share in the India smartphone market in terms of shipment in the October-December 2014 quarter. Samsung was pushed to the number two slot with 20 percent share, as per the Canalys report.

However, Samsung refuted the Canalys report saying it had 34.3 percent market share in the Indian smartphone market as per GfK data, which is based on actual sales numbers, putting it ahead of the domestic rival.

Micromax phones to now come with pre-installed Cyanogen software

Micromax phones to now come with pre-installed Cyanogen software Washington, Nov 19 : Android mod-maker Cyanogen has signed a new deal with Indian consumer electronics company Micromax following which Micromax phones will come with Cyanogen's software installed in them.

According to The Verge, the company says that the goal of the new venture is two-fold. Cyanogen's pitching a highly-optimized version of Android for people buying mid-range phones.

Meanwhile, Micromax will benefit from updates provided by the company on latest software and services.

Cyanogen claims it does a better job than carriers and major device makers, and doesn't add bloatware apps , the report says.

Micromax launches Window-based budget smartphone series 'Canvas Win'

Micromax-Canvas-Window-PhoneNew Delhi, June 16 : Micromax on Monday launched its new Canvas Win series, with two new smartphones - Canvas Win W092 for Rs. 6,500 and Canvas Win W121 for Rs. 9,500. With this, the company has become first Indian brand to launch Window based smartphones, backed by personalized User Interface.

On launching the new phones, the executive chairman of Micromax Informations, Sanjay Kapoor said that "I am pleased that Micromax is the only Indian mobile phone brand to be present across the two most popular operating platforms in the world."

Micromax appoints former Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor as Chairman

Sanjay-KapoorNew Delhi: A week after hiring Samsung India's mobile chief, handset maker Micromax on Thursday appointed former Bharti Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor as Chairman, gearing up to become the country's top smartphone player.

Kapoor, who resigned from India's largest private telecom operator in May last year, also joined the promoter group of the nation's second-largest smartphone maker.

"Sanjay brings with him a global experience, something which we at Micromax are looking forward to as we see the new age of high data usage and better technically equipped smart devices explode around us," Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma said.

Micromax launches new Canvas 3D A115

Micromax launches new Canvas 3D A115Leading Indian handset maker, Micromax has announced the launch of its much anticipated Canvas 3D A115 smartphone in the Indian market.

The new model in the popular Canvas series of smartphones supports 3D and supports 5-inch touch screen. The smartphone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor. The new A115 Canvas 3D smartphone, which is successor to its quad-core device Canvas HD A116 is believed to have a 3D-enabled camera.

Micromax might launch new 3D smartphone this month

Micromax might launch new 3D smartphone this monthIt is believed that leading Indian handset maker, Micromax is planning to launch a new 3D smartphone in the Indian market this month.

The new A115 Canvas 3D smartphone, which is successor to its quad-core device Canvas HD A116 is believed to have a 3D-enabled camera. Some reports have claimed that leaked pictures of the handset have appeared on micro blogging site, Twitter. Some believe that the smartphone is in advanced stages of development and the company will launch the device soon.

Micromax to pay royalties to Ericsson

Micromax to pay royalties to EricssonIndian handset maker, Micromax will now have to pay royalties for each devices sold to Telefon AB L. M. Ericsson, after the Swedish company's sued the Indian company for not reaching a conclusive patent deal.

Ericsson has said that it had filed a lawsuit against Micromax as negotiations from the previous three years have not reached an agreement between the two companies on standards-essential partnership. Ericsson also said that Micromax has not agreed to license standards essential patents related to 3G, GSM and EDGE technologies that are owned by the company.

Micromax revises Canvas HD price upwards

Micromax revises Canvas HD price upwardsIndian handset maker, Micromax has increased the price of its highly popular Canvas HD smartphone, which was sold out immediately after its launch in the country.

The new Canvas HD smartphone comes with a host of impressive high tech features and specifications. The smartphone was completely sold out of the market within a week of its launch and has a waiting period of a month in the country. The company had priced the device at Rs. 13,999 at the time of its launch but the popularity of the device might have convinced the company to increase its price.

Indians fancy 7-inch Android tablets: report

Indians fancy 7-inch Android tablets: reportAndroid-based 7-inch tablets are attracting more buyers than other tablets in India, a report by Cyber Media Research (CMR) revealed.

Tablets having 7-inch screens accounted for 78 per cent of the total tablet computers sold in the July to September quarter in India, Google’s mobile operating system Android accounted for 91 per cent of those tablets.

The report also revealed that the average price of tablets sold in India was nearly Rs 13,200, but nearly two-thirds (63.5 per cent) of all those tablets were below the Rs 10,000-mark.

Micromax launches LED TVs in India

Micromax launches LED TVs in IndiaIndian affordable mobile phone maker, Micromax has entered the Television market with the launch of its new LED TV sets in the Indian market.

Micromax, which is the country's third largest handset maker, announced the launch of a range of LED televisions, home theatres, 3D Blu-Ray player and Android computer dongle. The launch comes just six months after the company launched its tablet computer in the country.

Micromax launches new 'FunBook' tablet computer

Micromax launches new 'FunBook' tablet computerHandset maker, Micromax has announced the launch of its new 'FunBook' tablet computer in the Indian market priced at Rs 6,499..

The tablet, which will be produced at the company’s unit in Haridwar, will be primarily aimed at the education sector in the country. Micromax is planning a 360-degree marketing campaign o promote the tablet in the country.

Micromax dragging in Modu T for Indian consumers

micromax moduThe company has partnered with the Israeli based company, Modu, to introduce this product in Indian markets earlier they had enclosed a post pertaining to the Modu T handsets.

The firm had introduced a pioneering technology in which extra functionalities like a camera, QWERTY keypad or hands-free can be used through add-on jackets. Well it seems like Micromax Informatics was overwhelmed with these innovations. Therefore the firm has collaborated with the Israel located firm, Modu, to launch this product in Indian markets.

LePhone launches triple Sim phone- A10

LePhoneWith Micromax starting the fad of dual Sim phones in India, almost every handset manufacturing player these days is rolling out cell phones with the same feature. And the latest to join the bandwagon is LePhone Mobiles that today unveiled its triple Sim phone in the country. The all new A10 has three Sim card slots that have an option of 2 GSM and 1 CDMA in it.

Moreover the industry estimates also indicate that there has been a steady increase in the growth of dual Sim phones in the country in the last quarter.

Micromax Q55 Bling for IIFA

Micromax Q55 Bling for IIFAMicromax has introduced its all new Q55 Bling in Indian market. It is the latest special edition model from Micromax for the IIFA awards. This phone is continuing glittering in the market after the IIFA ceremony as well.

Micromax Q55 Bling: Dual Sim phone combines technology with delicacy

Micromax Q55 Bling: Dual Sim phone combines technology with delicacyMicromax had launched its latest model smart phone in the IIFA ceremony which was held in Sri Lanka. The phone is Q55 Bling and is a set having the unique blending of technology with delicacy and style. The phone has a unique trait related to its place of launch the IIFA. It has a sign of IIFA inscribed on the backside.

Micromax becomes the third largest handset manufacturer in India

MicromaxAt a point of time when stalwarts like LG, Motorola and Samsung were firming up plans to take on the market leader Nokia, a player called Micromax was born.

After the company has spent a considerable period in the hinterlands, it made the effort to grab the eyeballs of the urban consumer as well and guess what; it has turned up to be the third largest handset manufacturer in the Indian market, giving the biggies a tough run for their money in the domestic circuit.

Micromax comes up with Gameolution

Akshay-KumarOne just cannot miss the frequent advertisements showing Bollywood Star Akshay Kumar during IPL, running with a device in his hands with the name of Gameolution G4.

The product has been launched by Micromax. It signifies the latest offering by the handheld devices company. As the name suggests, Micromax G4 Gamolution is 'all about Gaming'. Micromax G4 Gamolution is a pioneering product for the gaming arena.

G4 Gamolution is a dual-band mobile that comes with a 3D motion sensor gaming and has Bluetooth games, Dongle, Lanyards Wrist band, games CD along with necessary instructions through game manuals.

Micromax Unveils its Q5 Mobile Phone

Micromax Micromax, Gurgaon based mobile manufacturing company, known for manufacturing pocket friendly products without compromising on the actual quality unveiled its bar styled Q5 mobile phone.

Q5 features with Dual SIM (GSM + GSM), QWERTY Keypad with Track Ball, 2.2 inches QVGA Screen and 2MP camera with video recording facility. It supports Bluetooth also.

The company has priced its latest devices Micromax Q5 price in India for Rs 5,100 which makes this dual SIM GSM device with a user friendly QWERTY keyboard a true value for money.

Micromax and MTNL have launched India’s cheapest 3G handset- H360

Micromax and MTNL have launched India’s cheapest 3G handset- H360Micromax and MTNL, on Wednesday, have launched a new 3G-enabled handset: Micromax H360, which is claimed to be the cheapest 3G handset available in India, with a price tag of Rs 5499.

The new Micromax model is loaded with a fast network mode HSDPA providing speedy connectivity to the internet.

Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Managing Director, Micromax said that their top priority is to deliver the best technology to the users, and they have been aiming to provide Third Generation mobile services to the masses.

Micromax to invest Rs 250 crore in Himachal Pradesh

Micromax to invest Rs 250 crore in Himachal PradeshMicromax Informatics, a Gurgaon-based mobile handset maker, has decided to pump Rs 300 crore in the current fiscal for building a production plant in Himachal Pradesh and brand building exercise.

The company stated in a communiqué that out of Rs 300 crore, it will invest Rs 250 crore to set up a mobile phone manufacturing plant in Himachal pradesh (Baddi) and another Rs 50 crore on brand-building exercise.

The sources said that the plant which will be functional by March, next year, would have a capacity of producing three lakh units of handsets a month.

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