According to Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest research, China has become its largest market with almost two-thirds of the handsets sold,and a third of the Android devices sold in 2012.
With a year-on-year growth of 85% in 2012, China is the fastest-growing smartphone market by far. And this growth is being driven by the explosive demand for Android phones. Sales in China of devices powered by this OS exceeded 50% penetration in the first half of 2012 and Informa estimates that two in every three handsets sold in China in 2012 are powered by Android.
Informa Telecoms & Media expects Android to consolidate its position further in the US. So one in every two handsets sold in the country in 2013 will be powered by them.