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Technology news reports show Android leads the Chinese smartphone market

The share of the mobile marketplace in the country has now reached above the halfway point.

According to the latest technology news, Android has now broken the halfway mark and represents over 50 percent of the smartphones that are used within the Chinese mobile market space.

Google’s mobile operating system is moving ahead of the competition in leaps and bounds.

This data was announced in a technology news report by the Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which discussed the size and strength of Android within the massive market in China. The report showed that by the end of March, this year, Android had a 51.4 percent controlling share over the Chinese mobile marketplace.

This technology news continued to surprise because iOS held only the third place in the Chinese market.

Technology News - China Mobile MarketplaceSecond place, behind Android, was Symbian. Apple’s devices make up only 19.9 percent of the Chinese mobile market, while Symbian is a notable but not enormous step above at 23 percent. That said, while this shows that Symbian has fallen by 2 percent in its own market share, iOS has maintained about the same strength. This suggests that Apple isn’t necessarily advancing as much as Android is taking on some of Symbian’s former market share.

Should similar technology news trends continue to occur, it does look as though Symbian will be losing its spot in second place within the next 2 quarters, at which time it is likely that Apple will be gaining that position. Again, this doesn’t mean that iOS is necessarily moving up in the size of its market share, but rather shows that Symbian is losing ground and that Android is gaining. This means that the gap between the leader in the Chinese mobile market and the second place operating system will continue to grow.

Smartphone penetration in the country also made technology news headlines, though not quite as dramatic as Android. Last quarter the penetration increased to 42 percent. The director of consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Craig Yu, said that “Feature phones are losing their price advantage as Android smartphones are rapidly becoming more affordable and delivering better value.” He added that “We expect to see accelerated smartphone adoption in China in the coming months.”

Technology news from India shows its market is a top priority for manufacturers

India Technology NewsThe country is becoming one of the largest emerging markets in the world.

Apple and Samsung are battling it out through technology news headlines as they press more heavily into the largest emerging market for smartphones and tablets: India.

This report was first made through the Economic Times in India, which indicated that Apple is stepping it up.

The report showed that Apple was revving up to add an entirely new level to the battle with its competitors in that region. It is expected that by the end of 2015, the presence that Apple has established in India will be three times what it is today.

Within three years, Apple may be making new technology headlines through a massive expansion.

The latest statistics are indicating that Apple will be expanding to over 200 locations throughout India. This is considerable technology news as that country has traditionally been quite low on the priority scale for that mobile manufacturer. However the surprising sale of iPads and iPhones in that region, in combination with the considerable progress that Samsung has been making in its own penetration within Apple’s traditional American marketplace and other locations around the world, have caused Apple to look again at this South Asian nation.

Apple is now giving India far more priority as a new growth market, which is a top concern on the manufacturer’s list. Over the last few months, the company has done everything it can to help to boost the user base of its mobile devices in India. For instance, at the end of 2012, it was making technology news headlines when it started to authorize the use of payment plans in order to assist potential iPhone customers to be able to more easily purchase the smartphone inside the country.

According to the IDC research director, Venu Reddy, earlier this year, “In Q4, Apple has turned out to be the number two player in India. And this means that they have done a significant shift in their positioning.” At the moment, Samsung is still keeping up its technology news headlines as the leading smartphone vendor in the country. That said, Apple is on the move and is now closing in on this market’s leadership.