24 Oct '11, 2am

Android Smartphones Take Up 52% of Asian Markets.

Android Smartphones Take Up 52% of Asian Markets.

Android Smartphones Take Up 52% of Asian Markets Google Android has seen an increase in its market share in Asia from 16% in 2010 to 52% in 2011, according to a report from ABI Research . The tremendous jump in numbers is of no surprise, given that two of the leading Android handset makers, Samsung and HTC, are based in Asia with a strong presence in the same region. Due to its open-source nature, Android has been popular amongst manufacturers for one simple reason - the absence of licensing fees to be paid for using the operating system (OS). This is especially important to manufacturers looking to reduce overall costs and churn out low-cost smartphones in emerging markets. The smartphone market in Asia could see a time of turbulence as entry-level smartphones take a bite out of the market share and force the bigger players to re-evaluate their strategy in emerging market...

Full article: http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-android-smartpho...

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