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.
This report reveals that, for the first time ever, China now leads in new smart device adoption (iOS and Android smartphones and tablets).
With China now activating more devices per month than the U.S., this means that the gap is closing between the two countries in terms of installed base.
Ten fastest growing countries in terms of app sessions:
No matter how we slice it, the application market continues to grow at unprecedented rates, and increasingly across more borders. With smart devices adoption rates more than four times greater than those witnessed during the 1980s PC revolution and twice as great as those seen during the 1990s Internet Boom, no other consumer technology has been more accessible than smart device application software. It’s literally taking over the world.
via The Flurry Blog