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China's Baidu announces a new mobile browser

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China's Baidu announces a new mobile browser
Thanks to demand for low end Android handsets, China is expected to leap over the U.S. this year to be the biggest smartphone market in the world. With that in mind, the country's most popular search engine site, Baidu, has announced a mobile browser. It's quite a lucrative market in the region since in China, the number of those accessing the internet from a smartphone or tablet is growing twice as fast as the overall market.

"The cloud-supported mobile Internet is the focus of the next wave of innovation."-Robin Li , Baidu Chairman
Baidu says that the new mobile browser will support faster upload and download speeds and will allow users to run web-based applications. According to data from the China Internet Network Information Center, a government-authorized industry group, at the end of July 388 million Chinese went online via a mobile device. That is a 22% gain from last year and accounts for 70% of China's total internet users.

Baidu had a whopping 78.6% share of China's search market in the second quarter, far ahead of Google's 15.7% share in the period.

source: AP

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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 06:26 1

1. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Will never understand the need for several different mobile browsers. Honestly, its pointless.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:04 1

2. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

A Chinese mobile browser by a Chinese search engine for China. Of course they need it. It's not always about the US of A....

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:12

3. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

If you look at what I said, there was no mention of USA anywhere in the statement. I was speaking in general about mobile browsers which are everywhere. I would suggest you take the nationalist level of irritation and move it to another board.

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