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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Android popularity growing in Southeast Asia

Android phone OS popularity growing in Southeast Asia-Mobile phone industry in Southeast Asia more sexy. In major markets such as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, 20 million phones sold in the first quarter of 2011, with a value of USD 3 billion.

The above data released by research firm GfK Asia. This amount is growing each at 10 % and 8 % for the number of units sold and value of goods, when compared with the previous quarter.

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GfK Asia said that although most mobile phones sold are still kind of feature, but the increasing adoption of smartphones. A total of 3.4 million smart phone units sold, up 30 % compared to the previous quarter.

" Sales of smartphones continue to escalate, with a value of USD 1.47 billion, " said Gerard Tan, the Regional Account Director for Telecommunications GfK Asia, as reported by Cellular Phone News and quoted on Tuesday (05/24/2011).

From the operating system, Android OS getting rocketed in popularity in Southeast Asia region. OS green robot reaches the number of unit sales growth is very high, amounting to 77 %. This is consistent with the data in the global realm where Android become the most popular OS.

"Android smartphones become increasingly attractive to consumers because the interface is user friendly and the many applications that have been available," added by Tan. s:DetikiNet