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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 made by Windows smartphones as they gain on competition

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The closing of the gap between the Microsoft operating system and iOS and Android has surprised many.

The most recent technology news report has been released based on the research conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which has indicated that Windows is continuing to make promising gains within the smartphone market.

The operating system still represents only a small percentage of smartphone sales, but it is growing.

Even though the Windows smartphone market share in terms of sales was only 5.6 percent during this year’s first quarter – according to the Kantar findings – this still represented an important growth of 1.9 percent over the market when compared to the same time in 2012. This is a sizeable increase in a market where the dominant players have a very firm hold on their territory.

The technology news still shows that almost half of all smartphones sales are of Android devices.

This latest technology news statement showed that 49.3 percent of all smartphone sales are devices run on the Android operating system. This makes it, by far, the leader in the market. At the same time, though, that operating system saw only a small growth in the first quarter of 2013 when compared with the first quarter of 2012. Furthermore, its current rate of growth has dropped when compared to the three months that ended at the close of February. It fell by 1.9 percent.

iOS is continuing to hold its second place position, as per this technology news. It still has 43.7 percent of the smartphone sales. That said, the sale of devices based on this operating system have also dropped, as they were down throughout the entire length of the first quarter of the year.

According to Mary-Ann Parlato, a Kantar analyst, “As iOS and Android continue to battle it out for top selling smartphone OS, we have seen Windows steadily grow over the past year and is now at its highest sales share figure so far.” She went on to add to her technology news statement by saying that it appears that Windows is growing in strength through its appeal to first time smartphone buyers.