China Now Leads World in iOS and Android Device Activations

This should come as no surprise, but China’s growing smartphone demand has continued to cause a steady rise in the mobile device sales over the past year. New data reveals that the country now has overtaken the U.S. to become the world’s largest market for iOS and Android devices activations for the first time.

Flurry iOS and Android China Activations

Today, a new study from analytics firm Flurry has revealed that in February Chinese mobile users activated more devices running the two top mobile operating systems, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. By tracking the data set of over 1 billion app sessions per day across 160,000 apps, the analytical firm was able to measure the growth rate of device activations through software usage. Flurry calculates an app session by the launch and use of a particular app.

In addition, China was also the fatest growing country in app usage as measure by app session growth. The country is the second largest app economy and saw an increase in app sessions over the past year, moving up from 7th place on a 1126 percent increase in app usage since the first quarter of 2011.

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