Android dominates Asian smartphone market with 52% share


SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The telecom boom in the emerging markets of the Asia-Pacific is expected to continue in 2011, and will drive the total mobile subscription rate in the region to grow by more than 15%. The mobile market in the Asia-Pacific still has the potential to grow at more than a 10% rate for the next two years.

The smartphone market is also expected to have healthy growth, with 24% share in total handset shipments in 2011, up from 17% in 2010. Smartphone shipments in Asia will see a significant growth of 56% in 2011, which indicates the growing demand for smartphones in emerging Asian markets.

Smartphone shipments in Asian markets will see a boost for Android-based smartphones, with market share increasing to 52% in 2011, up from 16% in 2010.

Smartphones Take 27% of Asian Handset Market; Android is Far Ahead of the Pack, Says ABI Research | Business Wire.

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