Monday, February 18, 2013

China became #1 smartphone market

Flurry reported that China overtook US as the biggest smartphone market in January 2013.  Given China's 1.3 billion population, it is not surprising to see China taking the #1 spot away from US.  Yet it highlights China is catching up fast to the world-wide smartphone adoption.


As shown in the graph China's adoption has been steadily accelerating over the past couple of years.  Its adoption curve looks like a traditional hockey stick curve.  Its rate of growth is at 209% year over year, and from the graph the rate is likely increase in the future.


Soon smartphone will be the truly personal device to access internet for majority of world population.  Smartphone is rapidly becoming a communication necessity for the most people.  I anticipate by 2016 there will be more connected devices than world population.

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