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270 million active Android users in China, Baidu says

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270 million active Android users in China, Baidu says
As for China, there is one thing that comes in abundance – numbers. Still, it is quite hard to say exactly how much of the country's population uses mobile communications on a daily basis.Yet, Baidu, one of the credible Chinese sources, issued its report for the third quarter of the year today, which states that Android has approximately 270 million daily active users in the most populous country in the world, although the growth rates seem to be slowing their pace. The first three quarters of 2012 brought a 165% increase to Android users in China, while the same period in 2013 contributes with only 50% to the overall number of consumers that use Google's platform. According to the report, almost half of the new users are mostly situated in rural and small cities.

Moreover, 52% of new users in the third quarter of the current year upgraded their existing Android devices, while 48% are completely new to the platform. Average smart phone users in China check their device 53 times a day and mainly use Wi-Fi when they need an internet connection. It's curious that 31% of daily active users still use the existing 2G networks, while only 23% benefit from 3G ones. When it comes to mobile apps, Chinese users now download slightly more, compared to 2012, but the daily usage of the downloaded apps has somewhat declined.

270 million active Android users in China, Baidu says


source: Baidu via Unwiredview

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posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:26

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


All because of Sony, Sharp, and Samsung.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 15:03 1

2. mikelemon (Posts: 90; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Because android is free and needs no license fee. Lots of no name brand tablets and smartphones in china.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 16:46

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Ok then Windows should also follow the same policy to be relevant ... No License Fee for the OS.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 19:25

6. mikelemon (Posts: 90; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


You should talk to MS then. I have no control over their policies.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 17:57

5. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Wow, you know nothing.

In China, there are so many small no-name vendors producing Android clones without Google CTS certification. And people don't care or want to know about this.

Strangely, these non-certified ones are included in market share numbers, just like Sammy counting given away ones as sold units in reports.

PS : Maybe you need Gargamel as your tutor.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 15:40

3. donfem (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Android rules

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