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Chinese smartphone sales expected to have surged 137% higher this year

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:33

Smartphone sales in China are expected to have soared 137% higher this year to total 189 million units; thanks to demand for EDGE and TD-SCDMA in the second half of the year, local brands will account for 61% of smartphones in the country this year, which is up a strong 22 percentage points over last year's smartphone sales in China...

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posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:41 3

1. MeoCao (unregistered)

Android Sun is rising over China!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 06:00

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Yeah! Android is god and only sinners don't use it!!!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 06:34

5. MeoCao (unregistered)

the Chinese love to compare Mao Ze Dong to the Sun, Red Sun is what they call him, but right now Mao's influence is nowhere near Android's.

Someday Android will shine over US as well, lol

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:10

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

I agree Android is good and versatile and all... but such fanboyism looks kind of lame.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 08:09 1

8. MeoCao (unregistered)

have some fun and don't be so somber dude

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 08:17

9. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Of course I'm having fun

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:58 1

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

While Chinese brands are nearing the hardware quality of major brands (seemingly) they still need to work on the software. That will be the deciding factor for future of Chinese smartphone manufacturers.

These days most of the companies use same internal components from likes of Qualcomm, Samsung, TI, AUO, etc. and same goes for Software. Either Google or MS provides it.

To distinguish the brand from crowd, exclusive software and design are the things companies should look for.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 06:15 1

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Chinese phones are making it affordable for all to enjoy big screens ... and Android. Imagine a 5.9 inch phone (or phablet) with dual sim support for less than $200 .. yes screen resolution etc may not be on higher end but not everyone watches hd movies on mobile/phablet/tablet .. at least not in India (or most emerging markets for that matter).

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:39 1

7. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

Androids are cheap, so it was quite obvious it was going to be the leading OS in a second world country.

Nokia and Microsoft should really try to get more low priced Windows Phones in this market. Lumia 510,610 and 620 isn't enough at the moment.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 10:37

10. ryq24 (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

td-scdma was created to benefit the local brand until they are strong enough to compete in the world market. same thing what the koreans and japanese have done. and now they are bearing fruits. zte,lenovo,hwawei,oppo and others are about to invade the world with thier cheap but good quality phones.

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