Motorola has overtaken Nokia (now operated by Microsoft) to become the fourth-largest smartphone vendor in India in terms of units shipped in the quarter-ended June, according to a report by market research company Canalys.
Motorola shipped 9,55,650 smartphones in the quarter that ended in June, while Nokia shipped 6,33,720 in the same period, said the analyst company. This is a distinct turnaround when compared to the quarter-ended in March, when Nokia shipped more smartphones (5,83,160) than Motorola (3,79,310) according to Canalys.
Canalys added that Motorola's Moto G sales have helped the former Google company into the top five smartphone brands of the country. "Excellent sales of Moto G help Motorola into the top five," said the report company. Unfortunately, Canalys as well as Motorola has not revealed the total number of Moto G units sold in India since the device's launch in February.
In addition, Canalys also reported that by the end of June, Samsung, Micromax and Karbonn were the top three smartphone brands respectively, in India in terms of handsets shipped in the period. The study also claimed that Q2 saw the smartphone market grow by 9 percent.
Further, Motorola and Flipkart, to woo Indian consumers, have been also offering various discounts and exchange schemes which seem to have helped bolster the sales of the Motorola handsets - Moto G, Moto X and Moto E in India.
For those unaware, Motorola had wrapped up its Mobility business in India and various other countries by end of 2012.