On Monday, Flurry Analytics published a new report clearly indicating that China is officially surpassing the United States to become the world’s largest market for iOS and Android devices.
In early 2012, Flurry called China the world’s “fastest growing smart device market.” Within the next ten days, it will also become the undisputed largest.
Flurry estimates that by the end of February 2013, China will have 246 million devices compared to 230 million in the U.S. We also conclude that the U.S. will not take back the lead from China, given the vast difference in population per country. China has over 1.3 billion people while the U.S. has just over 310 million.
“Considering that the U.S. has the world’s 3rd largest population, the only other country that could feasibly overtake China sometime in the future is India, with a population of just over 1.2 billion,” Flurry reports. “However, with only 19 million active smart devices in India, China will not likely see competition from India for many years.”
To read the full run-down of data from Flurry, click here.