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Android dominates the world's biggest smartphone market

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Android dominates the world's biggest smartphone market
Recently, the United States lost its position as the world’s biggest smartphone market, but that’s nothing to lament about - it’s something that had to happen sooner rather than later. China, the world’s most populous nation, is now the world’s biggest smartphone market, and interestingly enough it’s dominated by Android handsets.

While in the US, the iPhone is in tied competition with Android for the top smartphone spot, in China 66% of the smartphones sold ran on Google’s operating system. At the same time, the latest iPhone 4S is now offered on two major Chinese carriers.

Samsung holds the lead among fellow Android phone makers with 22% piece of the pie in Q1 2012 alone. The iPhone in return had a share of around 19% during the same period.

A quarter of all Android phones sold across the world accounts for China, but it’s a whole different experience as there is a number of third-party app stores replacing Android’s app catalog, Google Play. Chinese white box manufacturers are also ubiquitous and have large sales on home turf. 

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 07 May 2012, 08:35 2

2. ryq24 (Posts: 771; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

that is not a surprise but what is a surprise is why only now when there are so many android phones of different brands in the market as against one iphone. also, iphone is too expensive.

posted on 07 May 2012, 08:54

3. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Not to mention India

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:50

8. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

It's inevitable. India will be a powerhouse in the future, it's already gaining momentum as of the moment.

And with the growth of a nation comes different luxuries. Including, but not limited to, smartphones.

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:22 1

4. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

It's just stupid Google doesn't have certain rules for using its free aOS. Like I dunno, maybe you don't remove our frikn app store, you can add one. You don't remove ANY Google apps, and you don't make a freaking tablet that you don't even allow our products/apps to be on. Amazon is making millions.... for free without ANY money flow to Google. There's open source, and then there's just stupid. I honestly don't think Google anticipated Amazon or other manufactures completely biting the hand that is feeding them. Manufactures and anti trust lawyers are worried that Googlerola will be a competitor to them , they don't have to, the competition is already striking first. If Google doesn't change its stance, Android will be useless to them as more and more manufactures say thanks for the free OS that makes us rich , now screw you Google.

posted on 07 May 2012, 10:42 1

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

My Prediction,
Windows Phone will start eating 10% of Android Market share by 2015

posted on 07 May 2012, 12:28 3

6. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)

You might want to check your sources. There was just another article released on this site that said Android has a 48% market share to Apples 32%.


posted on 07 May 2012, 13:22 3

7. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

its not the 1st time he got his numbers wrong

posted on 08 May 2012, 01:42

9. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Tied in competition in the US?


posted on 08 May 2012, 05:00

10. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

I just read an article that S Korea stopped a smuggling operation of pills from China that were made of human baby's flesh. China is a sick country. They said that in Northern China it's considered a thing to help fight disease and the Chinese that moved to S Korea wanted to keep getting these pills. But there's an entire manufacturing plant for these things in China. SICK BASTARDS!!! Someone needs to start selling birth control in China. They're obviously having too many babies and they're starting to eat each other.

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