About 2/3 Apple users upgraded to iOS8 in Q1 2015 according to Tencent’s data covering 1.7 billion devices.
This is largely due to pre-installed iOS8 on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and new iPad which were hot-selling smartphones in China. In addition, new features such as Apple Pay and personal health monitoring motivated users to upgrade to iOS8.
Among Android devices, Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3) accounted for 62.3% devices in Q1 2015. Only 1.5% are on Android 5 Lollipop.
Samsung lost almost 5% market share while domestic brands, led by Huawei and Xiaomi, increased their market share in Q1 2015.
Smartphones with 1280*720 screen resolution represented 34.2% of all devices, followed by 1920*1080, indicating high demand on high resolution screens.
Wi-Fi is still popular way to connect online (49.5%) in Q1 2015 while connecting via 4G (5.3% versus 3.3% in Q4 2014) is growing fast.