We are living the revolution of iOS and Android devices. Smartphone and tablet adoption rate is 10 times faster than PC adoption, and two times faster than the Internet boom; it is even faster than the social network adoption rate.
Five years ago Apple presented the iPhone, the revolutionary device that changed the concept of Smartphones. Now, more than 60 months after that historic moment, Flurry estimates there are over 640 million Android and iOS devices in use across the globe, due to the rapid expansion of the technology in North America and Europe.
The latest study from Flurry provides a quick look at which countries have the largest active smart device installed base, which ones are the most mature, and which ones have recorded the fastest growth over the past few years.
The top two places don’t come as a surprise: as latest reports have already pointed out, US and Apple’s target market, China, recorded the fastest growth in terms of the iOS and Android market. The US is leading the top 10 list with 165 million, while China is ranked second with 128 million smart devices. Breaking the numbers down further, the US has seen a 30-million spike of smart device adoption on a year-over-year basis, while China saw more than 100 million newly activated Smartphone or tablet on its mobile market. If China’s adoption rate continues at this pace, its installed base will overtake the US soon (by the end of the year, considering the high sales usually reported during the holiday season). India has secured its place among the top 10 fastest-growing tech markets, with a 171% jump compared to a year ago.
In addition, Flurry has highlighted the distribution of iOS and Android app sessions. The results show that US app sessions are down from 52% to 36% on a year-over-year basis, while the other top ten countries—China, the UK, South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Canada, Spain and Brazil—have grown from 27% to 36% in just 12 months, while the rest of the world has also recorded a 7% increase. In other words, 64% of the total app sessions—or, at least, those recorded by Flurry—are taking place outside the US.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback