China & India are respectively the biggest Mobile markets in the world. While China recently crossed the 1 Billion mobile subscriber mark, India is still short with total mobile subscriber base of about 930 million.
Smartphones sales have surged worldwide over past 12 to 18 months. However, if you look at comparison of of Smartphone growth between China and India shows stark differences. At the end of 2011, the difference of total smartphone users in India and China was relatively close (55 to 60 million in China and 24 million in India).
However, If you compare the growth in 2012 in these 2 markets, China has grown drastically as compared to India. While China added close to 75 million smartphones in the first half this year, India could manage only a fraction of that number. China (surpassing US in Q1, 2012) is currently the world’s biggest smartphone market. In 2nd quarter of 2012 alone China added 45 million Smartphones as compared to 4.5 million in India.
Convergence Catalyst, India based Telecom Research and Advisory company has published a chart comparing smartphone growth in Chinese and Indian Markets. Here is a look at it.
Smartphone Ecosystem Comparison (India Vs China)
It is interesting to note the last row in the Infographic – While China has over 70 regional Android app stores, India has none…