Friday, March 16, 2012

China to pass US in smart phone shipments in 2012

China and India have been leading shipments of cellphones for a long time. This is another very interesting data point that shows that China is now leading in the shipment of smartphones. This brings an valuable question: what are the key applications used on these phones: social media, games, enterprise applications, all of the above?

Here's a CNET article talking about the top 5 hottest smart phone apps in 2011: LBS, messaging, photo, lifestyle, blogging. Apple and Google are still leading in Gartner's Mobile Consumer Application Platform