Indian smartphone manufacturer Micromax will be launching its first Windows Phone soonWritten by Manish Singh on January 29, 2014 - 05:43AM @refsrc
Finally, Windows Phone has started getting the traction it truly deserves. Micromax, the leading smartphone manufacturer from India, is reportedly working on making Windows Phone powered smartphones and will be shelling them out soon.
Micromax rules over 25% of the mobile market share in India, and the company also announced its LapTab, a dual boot tablet that runs both Windows 8.1 and Android Jelly Bean, at CES 2014 a few weeks ago.
Micromax isn't the only company in the nation which is working on a Windows Phone, though. Last year, ZTE announced that it will be making its return to the Windows Phone ecosystem. Also, last year, Xolo (Lava), another leading manufacturer, stated that it was working on Windows Phone, although we haven't heard from them since.
With giants like Sony wanting to make a comeback, and small players like these stepping up to adapt to this ecosystem, Windows Phone looks ahead to a bright future.
Meanwhile, Micromax has been on a roll lately, first by getting appreciated by Android's head, SundarPichai, for its incredibly cheap and durable Android phones and then hiring the Hollywood actor, Hugh Jackman, as its brand ambassador.