The year passed was a fantastic year for almost all the brands in the mobile phone industry. There were numerous flagship devices where the features were not expected by most consumers. In Sri Lanka, so many devices released from many renowned brands. Yet, there was no formal competition being conducted regarding the Most Popular Smartphone Brand in Sri Lanka. A newpoll was conducted by Android Wedakarayo - a Sri Lankan tech/ mobile website which was hosted on their official website – www.androidwedakarayo.com& OPPO emerged as the winner of the title “The Most Popular Smartphone Brand of the Year 2018 – In Sri Lanka”.
It was held on the website with the polling system from Pinpoll in which the public was allowed to vote for their choice of the brand – where all the Smartphone brands available in Sri Lanka was added to the Poll. Information about the poll was communicated in Social Media which resulted in most of the young tech enthusiasts voting for their choice of brand. Multiple votes by a single person were disabled whilst human image verification was enabled to verify the authenticity of the voters. The poll was active for one week and ended on 25th Dec, 2018 & subsequently the Poll results were shared to the public. (Results of zAndroid Wedakarayo’ poll could be referred at http://www.androidwedakarayo.com/most-popular-brand-2018/)
“OPPO is undoubtedly the go to brand amongst Sri Lanka’s young demographic. The brand topped our list in the polls for the most popular Smartphone brand of the year 2018. We believe that the brand has been effectively made an emotional connection with Sri Lanka’s youth,” commented GevinduAloka from the Android Wedakarayo team.(http://www.androidwedakarayo.com/oppo-winner/)
Android Wedakarayo is a bunch of tech enthusiasts, believe-in sharing ideas and spreading awareness among the tech world. Android Wedakarayo writes, discusses, shares their views on the development of the tech world and even hold concern programs both online and offline in Sri Lanka. Founded in June 2013 by Rajitha Dananjaya Android Wedakarayo was initially a Facebook Group. With the main motive being “To contribute towards a tech concerned and digitally updated Sri Lanka”, the target audience comprises of mostly Sri Lankans whose native language is “Sinhala”.