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Samsung claims 80% of local Android market

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 16 2013   /  11:55 am
Attractive model: A sales promotion girl shows off a Samsung Galaxy S III Mini smartphone during its launch in Jakarta on Tuesday. Samsung claims it has an 80 percent share of the Android-based smartphone market in Indonesia. (Antara/Paramayuda)(Antara/Paramayuda)

Attractive model: A sales promotion girl shows off a Samsung Galaxy S III Mini smartphone during its launch in Jakarta on Tuesday. Samsung claims it has an 80 percent share of the Android-based smartphone market in Indonesia. (Antara/Paramayuda)PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia, the local arm of the Korean multinational electronics company, says that it supplies 80 percent of the Android smartphones used in Indonesia.

“Samsung, as a market leader, will continue driving the Android market,” Andre Rompis, Samsung Indonesia’s mobile division vice president, said during the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Android comprised 56 percent of the Indonesian operating system market in 2012, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

The research firm, however, predicted that Android’s local market share would dip to 53 percent t...