The clip includes a number of interesting data tidbits, including the claim that China’s 3G subscribers hit 120 million in 2011. For those of you keeping count, my colleague Charlie reported earlier today that an additional 107 million 3G-capable phones have shipped in the first half of 2012 according to the MIIT.
In addition to this new tide of 3G handsets in China’s mobile market, GroupM also notes that in Q4 of 2011 Android held about 68 percent of the smartphone market. Compare that to Q1 of 2010 when Symbian sat comfortably on top with 83 percent market share.
There are lots of other fun facts in the animation, so I encourage you to check it out for yourself. The source of the figures is not listed, but the numbers look to be in line with data we’ve seen from other sources as well.
In addition to all that information, there’s an interesting narrative presented at the end of how a kid cleverly uses an LBS dating app to keep tabs on where his father is. I’m not certain if that’s based on a true story or not, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it were.
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