Samsung the top Android dog in China April-June, HTC follows, Galaxy Ace most popular

Samsung the top Android dog in China April-June, HTC follows, Galaxy Ace most popular
The battle for the hearts and minds of Chinese consumers is raging between the big smartphone makers, and rightfully so - the untapped market has millions upon millions of potential smartphone customers, and disposable income is on the rise, as is status-chasing.

According to the Chinese research firm Umeng the Android market is currently dominated by Samsung with 23.8%, followed by HTC, Motorola, and the locals from ZTE and Huawei. The "Others" category represents just 6.5% of the market. The firm counted device activations with at least one app session among the 40, 000 apps it tracks in the April-June period. 

The breakdown by handsets shows that mostly affordable devices is what goes in China, as the first place is occupied by the Galaxy Ace, which was considered midrange even when it came out, let alone now, whereas the Galaxy S II is right smack in the middle of the list, as the only more established handset in the top 10. The Motorola Defy's second place shows that the Chinese like their smartphones longer lasting.

Umeng's statistics also tracked a whopping 87% increase in active Android users in Q2, and 42% in iOS users, which shows the growth potential of the Chinese smartphone market. Have look at the slideshow below for some interesting tidbits about Apple and Android device distribution in China.

source: Umeng (Slideshare) via TNW



7. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

where is sony ? R.I.P ?

6. hitmantb

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Cheap handset dominate the country, unless Apple launches low end models there they will remain a luxury item/status symbol, not mainstream.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That photo over there is what I exactly saw when I went to china but mostly the phones I saw were iPhone, sgs2/3, note(of course there were also htc,sony,lg,etc.) I don't think they can live properly without these smartphones, because in every place you go, you will always see some people using them(usually besides texting and calling, they're using it for it games,apps or watching videos). Let's just see what xiaomi, huawei, zte, meizu will do for them to change the game...

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

No iphone?

5. whoisnetworkdood

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

nope...why would they want an outdated OS/model?

9. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

and boring...

2. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

samsung iz always top :P

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

but build quality wise... motorola own them!!!

1. megaSUNNY

Posts: 96; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

GREAT NEWS!!! but they should really improve their build quality

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