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Technology news looks promising for Chinese smartphone manufacturers

India has presented a considerable opportunity for the makers of handsets in China.

There are currently twelve smartphone manufacturers from China that are currently making technology news by cutting their way into the handset market in India over the last few years, and their share is continuing to rise.

A couple of years ago, they took only 1-2 percent, but now they have risen above a 10 percent share.

These companies sell devices that are as inexpensive as $49.99 to the more premium products that are over $650. The technology news that is being made has to do with the fact that they are starting to bite into the share of the market that has previously been held by other manufacturers. As these devices have made their way onto store shelves in India, they have already started to take off.

Technology news was already being made in China where these devices taken a bite out of Apple’s turf.

Technology News - smartphone manufacturersNow they are moving outward in Asia, as the smartphone market’s growth is starting to slow in China. These manufacturers of mobile devices are looking for opportunities elsewhere, including India, the Philippines, and Indonesia, among others. The growth that they are expected to experience is predicted to be quite fast. India is already the third largest smartphone market in the world and it has the highest growth in the Asia Pacific region for these devices.

According to the IDC, the year over year growth in smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2014 was a massive 186 percent – nearly doubling its figures from the same quarter in 2013. It is estimated that in India, there are slightly more than 30 million smartphones being sold every year.

Furthermore, fewer than one in ten mobile users in India currently has a smartphone, and only approximately 17 percent of the cell phones shipped into the country in 2013 fit into that category. This could suggest to the Chinese smartphone manufacturers that this country is primed and ready for the evolution in mobile tech, and grabbing hold of that market could make massive technology news for those companies.

Technology news from Facebook shows India may be its biggest market in 4 years

Technology News - India and FacebookA recent eMarketer industry estimate suggests that the country may lead the way by 2017.

The most recent industry estimates that have been produced by eMarketer are now suggesting that the largest market for Facebook could become India as soon as the close of 2017.

This will easily become the case provided that the growth continues along its current anticipated path.

The current growth estimates are showing that if it progresses the way that data is suggesting, the user base at Facebook will explode to reach a whopping 1.8 billion in four years from now. To better understand the rate of growth, this was compared to the current expansion being experienced in the Facebook technology news for North America.

In North America, technology news data shows the number of Facebook users is expected to grow by 3.6 percent this year.

Also this year, the Asia-Pacific region will be seeing a growth rate of 34.4 percent for Facebook users. The Latin American region will experience a user growth of 29.5 percent. Africa and the Middle East will grow by 31.8 percent, while eastern and central Europe will have a growth in their users of 29.3 percent.

This technology news data is according to Cotton Delo, from AdAge. She went on to say that the tremendous increases in users in locations such as Brazil – where it is anticipated that there will be a growth from its 69 million users by the end of this year to a whopping 103.9 million by the end of 2017 – helps to explain the acceleration that Facebook has made to its business in terms of the development efforts that the company is making there.

At the same time, in the United States, the percentage of people in the United States who are using Facebook at least on a monthly basis will grow from this year’s predicted 46.4 percent up to 49.6 percent by the end of the year in 2017. This is a much more modest growth than what is being experienced in many of the other areas of the world. Other technology news reports have suggested that the penetration of smartphones and tablets may have a role in the growth rates of these countries.