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The US is second in the list of top markets for Android smartphones.
Malik Saadi, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media says the growth in this market is a result of consumers wanting more advanced technology.
“Despite the economic downturn, the global smartphone market is enjoying healthy growth and consumers are actually spending more to acquire more technologically-advanced devices”, said Saadi.
“It is estimated that around 786 million smartphone devices were sold in 2012 (including the devices powered by non-certified variants of Android that are proliferating in China), which is 45% more than the total number of smartphones sold in 2011,” he added.
With a year on year growth of 85 per cent in 2012, China is the biggest smartphone market in the world.
Of China’s total smartphone market, Apple accounts for a meager five per cent.
The edge lies with strong domestic brands for now as they cater to the consumer from the semi-urban, rural areas of a growing China.
The BRICS Post