China Leads In New Device Activations

According to Flurry, china now leads in new device activations.  They reported:

Flurry recently quantified China’s meteoric adoption of iOS and Android applications.  While China ranked 10th in application sessions at the beginning of 2011, it finished the year in 2nd place, only behind the United States.  With its large population and rapidly emerging middle class, adoption of apps vaulted China into the position of world’s 2nd largest app economy.  In additional analysis, Flurry also determined that China has the most market upside, based on calculating those in China who can afford smartphones versus the current installed base.

This report reveals that, for the first time ever, China now leads in new smart device adoption (iOS and Android smart-phones and tablets).  We also update app usage velocity trends for China and the rest of the world, since first studying this late last year.  For this report, Flurry used its entire data set, tracking more than 1 billion anonymous, aggregated application sessions per day.  More than 60,000 companies use Flurry Analytics across more than 160,000 applications.

Read the full report here: http://blog.flurry.com/bid/83261/China-Now-Leads-the-World-in-New-iOS-and-Android-Device-Activations