When Tim Cook made a visit to China earlier this year, he was quoted as saying the country could potentially become Apple’s largest market in the future. It looks as though Cook was right as a report published today believes China is expected to pass the U.S. for active iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, which would make the country the largest market for both devices.
The report comes from analytics firm Flurry as they’ve tracked over 2.4 billion app sessions a day across over 275,000 applications, which leads them to being able to accurately measure mobile device activity for over 90 percent of all of the world’s smartphones and tablets. In their report, Flurry says China was recorded as having 221 million active Android and iOS devices, while the U.S. had 222 million. By the end of February, Flurry is estimating China will have 246 million devices, while the U.S. has 230 million.
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