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Android phones are a ringing success in China

The falling prices of Google-developed Android phones have enabled them to dominate the Chinese smartphone market with a nearly 77 percent share and beating Nokia’s Symbian system, a Beijing-based research firm said on Wednesday.

The average price of Android devices made by makers, including Motorola, HTC and Samsung, was CNYl,670 (USD265) by the end of first quarter, down from CNY2,300 a year ago, Analysys International said in a statement.

By the end of the first quarter, Android’s share of the smartphone market rose from 33.6 percent to 76.7 percent, followed by Nokia’s Symbian which fell to 11.8 percent from 42.5 percent and Apple’s iOS at 7 percent, Analysys disclosed.

(Source: Shanghai Daily )