There were over 975 million mobile phone users as of November 2011 according to the MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China). Mobile phones have become an indispensable tool for modern communication.
The CNNIC report for January 2012 came out, so I've updated my graphs to reflect the recent data. The data is up-to-date as of the end of December, 2011.
A reader asked for some data on tablet usage on China, so I did some digging around and found a couple semi-relevant articles. I've simplified and 'Englishified' two Chinese-language articles that I found online
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Here it is! 15 years of data on Chinese Internet usage, reorganized into a more easily readable format. I think there are some really cool figures here!
A couple weeks ago I posted some data from Baidu about the mobile phone industry in China. Baidu also has some great data specific to Android, and here it is!
1. Android Market Share
For those that didn’t read the last article, Android currently has about 22% of the market. While that’s nowhere near Symbian, it is rapidly catching up.
Are you selling any Mobile phone accessories or related phone services online? Are you planning to sell your products in China? If yes, here’s some research data from Baidu you might want to see.
1. Search Index For The Mobile Phone Industry
In the first quarter of 2011, there was an average of 16 million searches related to mobile phones each day.
I just read an interesting Chinese-language report on smartphone usage in China and thought you might be interested in some of the data, so here it is. :)
The China smartphone market saw a great year in 2010, with total smartphone sales estimated at 30 million. Competition amongst smartphone operating systems has intensified, as has the competition between the handset manufacturers.