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China Surpasses U.S. iOS and Android Activations For First Time

Mobile analytics company Flurry reports that activation of new iOS and Android devices in China has surpassed the U.S. for the first time.


February, Flurry calculated that China surpassed the United States in monthly new iOS and Android device activations for the first time in history. China is now the world’s fastest growing smart device market.
While the data shows combined iOS and Android data, it reflects the same audience of smartphone buyers. Apple has been making efforts to expand their presence in China. They even included a number of China-specific features in their upcoming Mountain Lion release.

In addition, reflective of the increase in activations, China was also the fastest growing country in app usage as measured by app session growth.

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32 months ago
A little tip for all Americans going forward ...

Rating: 18 Votes
32 months ago
Today the Chinese activate more iOS devices... tomorrow the PLA march on Washington. Your empire is crumbling, America.
Rating: 13 Votes
32 months ago
Keep in mind how many people live in china.
Rating: 8 Votes
32 months ago

Today the Chinese activate more iOS devices... tomorrow the PLA march on Washington. Your empire is crumbling, America.


So how many colonies exactly does England still rule over?;)
Rating: 7 Votes
32 months ago
That's like saying new York city has more smartphones than backwoods west Virginia. In order to have sales you need consumers. An enormous population that is offered the same product as a smaller population will have higher sales...... Duh?
Rating: 5 Votes
32 months ago
If AAPL wants to continue its record growth, China is the next big frontier...
Rating: 5 Votes
32 months ago

A little tip for all Americans going forward ...

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It took me a long time to learn english. I'm not going to learn chinese, too!
Rating: 5 Votes
32 months ago
This isn't too surprising. IDC had predicted China would become the largest smartphone market in 2012. I guess this is just the sign that it really is 2012 already.

That said, we'll be seeing lots of this over the coming years (i.e. China becoming the world's largest market for "X"). It will be a sea change after 70 years of American consumer dominance, but it doesn't have to mean the end of American influence.
Rating: 4 Votes
32 months ago
They have more than 4 times the population. It isn't a huge surprise, especially with deals with ios devices with carriers and the government have been going through recently aswell.
Rating: 3 Votes
32 months ago

Ah the end of the western empire...while most white people in western country really still think that in 10 years their country will be the most powerful in the world while they attack their minorities and invade other countries, they make me laugh.

Ok, here are the facts:

All western countries are into debts that are so large, they probably will never be paid back unless there is world war to reset, except this time they'll lose.

Meanwhile China has the biggest budget cash pool of the world in their treasury, around $4000 Billions, but most importantly there is 300 millions chinese people of the new middle-class earning more than 3000$/month and it's estimated that in 2016 they will be around 6-700 millions which is more than the whole North American and European population altogether, and not just the minority that earns 3000$/mo...

In short, this is the biggest and main market of the futur for any products or services...and some of the biggest European and American companies are discreetly planning to move their historical headquarters to Shanghai, I wont take the risk to disclose them however so believe me or not.

First world problem? No friend, you don't live in the "first world" anymore


Wrong.

1. The biggest cause of death in China is cancer. That means widespread environmental degradation which is horribly expensive to clean up.

2. The one child policy. It began in the early 80s so in 20 years, millions of only children will be caring for their elderly parents. The drag on the Chinese economy will be incalculable. Even Japan has better demographics.

3. The preference for male babies. This has led to hundreds of millions of young men who will never be able to find a spouse. Unless of course they can buy one from abroad. Unhappy young men inevitably lead to social unrest.
Rating: 3 Votes

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