China is indeed the world’s largest mobile market and if you somehow doubt that you should know that China activates more Apple and Android devices than the United States. In such a vast market, Google’s Android platform seem to be the undisputed champion, at least for now, sitting comfortably at the top spot.
If at the end of Q1 2011 Android accounted for 33.6 percent of the market (by smartphones sold), the end of 2011 saw a whopping growth all the way to 68.4 percent. The credit for this spectacular growth goes in part to Symbian which dropped to its half, that is to 18.7 percent last year. Also, cheap Android phones — sold through carriers even cheaper — made by local manufacturers like ZTE and Huawei also contribute to Android’s popularity.
Apple’s iOS is seeing a steady growth from 4.1 percent in Q1 2011 to 5.7 percent at the end of last year despite the fact that, in contrast with the aforementioned cheap Android phones, Apple’s products are “more than” premium in the country.
Source: Yahoo News