Android At Top In China With Huge Market Share

android at top in china with huge market share

In lucrative Chinese market Apple is trailing far behind Android. Beijing based analytics firm, has said that Android has risen from 33.6% to a staggering 68.4% market share by the end of 2011. iOS in comparison lagged behind with just 5.7%, behind Symbian who still maintain an 18.7% share. It is also surprising to see that good ol’ Symbian is beating iOS by quite a bit, holding 18.7% of China’s market share. This could be due to the fact that other operating systems have a greater variety of affordable options.

The reason for Android’s popularity is likely the lower cost of Android handsets compared to iPhones. HTC, Motorola, Samsung and LG have a great presence in China, and let us not forget Sony Ericsson who has several Xperia models on China’s three biggest carriers China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. We should also consider the importance of low-cost devices, from manufacturers such as Huawei, ZTE. In UK also Android Gains the Top Spot.

android at top in china with huge market share
Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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