Android market share surges to commanding 90% of China's smartphone market
posted by Victor H. / Nov 15, 2012, 9:37 AM
Google’s platform now has increased its market share to more than the mind boggling 90% in the world’s most populous country, according to the latest report by Analysis International. The share is likely even higher, but the analysts don’t count knock-off Android devices.
Just last year Android’s share of the Chinese market was 58.2%, so that is some very, very impressive growth.
While Symbian was the biggest loser in China, the iPhone has also lost market share and now has a tiny 4.2% of the market, down from 6% last year.
And just how much did Symbian lose? Catastrophic does not describe it well enough - it slumped to 2.4% in Q3 2012 down from 31.5% in Q2 2011.
Still Android’s rise in China does not necessarily translate into huge gains for Google. China is actually blocking many of the company’s services.
source: The Next Web
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well, windows phone has nothing to do with the demise of symbian. it had to fall off. windows phone might save nokia.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 9:44 AM 5
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posted on Nov 15, 2012, 10:04 AM 12
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Really so what happen Windows1234567& no 8? All failed?
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 11:33 AM 2
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If that's the case in China, I wonder how is it in Japan....it's probably 95% or higher.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 11:58 AM 2
sooner or later it would be the same all over Asia. some credit goes to apple as well for overpricing. iphone5 costs over $1k here in India. People are loving Android.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:49 PM 0
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Yea $1K and Airtel showing just panormama as feature in TV advertisements that have just started for IP5. Only kids who want to show off their dad's money buy these toys not for features but only for price... India is Android, Symbian, RIM still.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 3:33 PM 0
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And India is to follow the same pattern.. and then Africa
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 1:23 PM 3
Certain fans make fun of cheap Android phones, but it's the full spectrum of low, mid, and high end phones that will make your comment a reality. It's not just the openness of Android that makes it successful, it's the rich diversity of handsets available. I think Google saw that early on and knew they had a winner because of it.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 1:37 PM 1
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good job for zte, huawei, and tcl communications, then add to that all the unbranded chinese mock-up phones. Im sure they are all having the same experience as you would have, albeit not paying that much for an s3 or other high-end android phones that you paid for. now, who's the loser?
posted on Nov 16, 2012, 4:04 AM 0
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