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Mobile technology in China is fueling innovation

At the moment, this industry makes up about 4 percent of the gross domestic product of that country.

According to a report that has been recently published, mobile technology makes up approximately 4 percent of the gross domestic product of China, as the country now has enough innovators within that industry to include itself among the highest in the world.

Around the globe, only the United States and South Korea have more mobile tech inventors than China.

This, according to a report that was issued by the Boston Consulting Group. It also stated that beyond mobile technology, China is watching a considerable increase in its community of app developers. It has been estimated that there are about 1 million people who are currently employed within the rapidly growing mobile application field. This is over twice the number of people who are working in that field in the United States.

It is clear that China has stepped onto the wave of mobile technology and plans to continue to ride it.

Mobile Technology - InnovationAccording to the report, “China has become a highly competitive place to import and assemble components into finished products, allowing the country to tap into its strong manufacturing base.” At the moment, the report says that the mobile tech sector in the country represents 3.7 percent of the country’s GDP. Moreover, its compound annual growth rate from 2009 through last year was recorded to be 17.7 percent.

The report stated that on a global scale, the mobile tech revolution is headed toward the next trillion dollar market. As the largest smartphone market, China has been rapidly improving its market share in areas that have higher value. The report also included the results of a survey that included the participation of 7,500 individual customers, as well as 3,500 small and mid-sized companies. The participants – both business and individuals – were from six different countries, including the United States, China, and India.

The mobile technology report expressed that “With the success of companies in the device space, as well as telecom equipment manufacturers, Lenovo Group Ltd.’s recent acquisition of Motorola has further strengthened China’s capabilities in mobile innovation.”

Mobile app development initiative by Intel will support African startups

The massive corporation hopes to intensify its engagement within the continent.

Intel Corporation has recently revealed its intentions to enhance its African engagement by making strategic investments in local startup businesses in order to help to promote software and mobile app development within the region.

The growth of the internet economy in this continent has been considerable and is handing the company an opportunity.

According to the vice president and general manager, EMEA at Intel, Christian Morales, the primary reason behind Intel’s choice to plant its feet more deeply in the local mobile app development is the growth that the online economy is seeing there. He explained that the company is making highly strategic investments of its capital into startup businesses that have been growing their experience over the last three or four years and that now require a “world-wide footprint”.

Investments into these mobile app development businesses will be of a minority nature.

The goal is to allow the startups to have the capital that they require to expand, without actually taking them over. According to Morales, Intel is making this move because “we see the potential in local applications and software in Kenya and other countries in Africa.” This announcement was made alongside the company’s unveiling of its two new microprocessors.Mobile App Development - Africa

Those new microprocessors are a quad-core mobile Atom and a duo-core 64 it Atom. They have been launched with the promise to help to boost the experience for mobile users in terms of performance, speed, and energy consumption. Intel has placed high hopes in this tech in order to give it the power it needs for a more significant share of the mobile market space. The company, said Morales, was encouraged in this arena by the success of its Yolo smartphone, which was released in Nairobi in 2013.

Beyond its intention to invest in African startups, Intel has also shown interest in working with local mobile app development companies through its Developer Zone Program. That program provides local software and application developers with free support and tools by way of training to create their apps based on Intel’s own architecture.