iOS, Windows Phone seen clawing market share back from Android in China

Brad Reed
September 26, 2013

China Smartphone Market Share
China Smartphone Market Share

Google’s Android operating system has ruled the roost in China for a while now but research firm IDC thinks that its iron grip on the Chinese smartphone market looks set to slip. According to the firm’s latest projections, Android’s market share in China will top out at around 90% this year before gradually tapering off in subsequent years while both iOS and Windows Phone gain at its expense. IDC says that the iPhone 5c and a likely deal with China Mobile will give Apple a big boost in the country while Windows Phone figures to get a bigger marketing push from Microsoft now that it’s bought out Nokia’s handset division. A chart of IDC’s projections follows below.

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