China is largest single Android market, but U.S. is catching up, says analyst

Two in every three mobile phones sold in China in 2012 were powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system, making it the single largest market for the platform. But the U.S. market is catching up, and doing so rapidly.

These are findings of research carried out by Informa Telecoms & Media. The figures make China the fastest-growing market, with a year-on-year growth of 85 percent over 2012, and with much of this growth being driven by high demand for Android handsets.

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