Android Emerging Markets Analysis

An engine of destruction: The anatomy of a low-end Android phone

By on August 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM.

An engine of destruction: The anatomy of a low-end Android phone

Last March, a low-end Android phone called Xolo Q800 debuted in Asia. The model remains almost unknown in the Western markets, but it is a perfect specimen of a new class of Android smartphones that are rocking both smartphone and mobile application markets in 2013. It is the Q800 and its brethren that actually explain a variety of recent industry surprises, ranging from unexpected profit slumps of high-end phone vendors to Google Play’s sudden surge to  take the lead over iOS in terms of overall mobile app downloads. More →

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