In less than a year Android-driven mobile phones have taken half of the market in China.
Android is a mobile operating system now owned by Google and based upon Linux. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance keep Android pretty much free and open to the world.
Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt believes the bulk of about 10 million phones sold in the last year were Android Phones.
Throughout 2010, the Chinese mobile market was led by Symbian and Windows Mobile but Android seems to be taking the lead.
Android OS reports the iPhone4 will soon be released in the Chinese market although it is unlikely it will make much of a dent in Android’s share.