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July 10, 2012

China's smartphone market grows 164%,outgrows US








China's smartphone market grows 164%, Apple's iOS takes 17.3% share: "Even without availability on China's largest mobile provider, the iPhone's market share in China has grown form 9.9 percent a year ago to 17.3 percent in the June quarter.

Research firm Canalys pointed to entry-level devices as a major growth driver in the Chinese market, with sub-US$200 models projected to account for over 40 percent of the market by 2015 from 25 percent this year.

Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf's quarterly report on the smartphone industry was issued  Smartphone shipments in China grew 164 percent year over year to 33.1 million units in the June quarter, topping the 25 million units sold in the U.S.

Among mobile operating systems, Apple's iOS took a 17.3 percent share according to data from Gartner. Much of its growth from 9.9 percent a year ago stems from the launch of the iPhone on China Telecom this year.

Apple's 17.3 percent share in China was well behind Google's Android platform, which dominated with 69.5 percent of smartphones sold in the country. Apple took second place, while Nokia finished in third with an 11.2 percent share. Much of its growth from 9.9 percent a year ago stems from the launch of the iPhone on China Telecom this year.