Android dominates China’s smartphone market

Beijing-based Analysys International reckons Android took 76.7 percent of China’s smartphones sales in the first quarter of 2012, while Charlie Wolf of Needham & Company says Android took 69.5 percent in the second quarter. Either way, Android has grown rapidly to take the majority of sales.Android dominates China’s smartphone market, and took almost 77 percent of sales in the first quarter of 2012, according to Beijing-based Analysys International, which specialises in the Chinese market.Android’s rapid rise has been at Nokia’s expense, though minor players have also been squeezed (see graph below). A year ago, in the first quarter of 2011, Nokia’s Symbian operating system was the market leader with 42.5 percent of the market against Android’s 33.6 percent. Since then, Android has gained around 10 percentage points a quarter to reach 76.7 percent, while Symbian has slumped to 11.8 percent.To continue reading this ZDNet report, go to:

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