China Shoots Past U.S. As World’s Largest Smart Device Market

China has surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s top country for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, according to a new Flurry report.

The two countries had largely equal smart device installed base in January 2013, with 222 million devices installed in the U.S. and 221 installed in China. By the end of February 2013, though, China will have 246 million devices compared to just 230 for the U.S.

Both China and the U.S. have more than five times as many active installed base devices than does the next-highest market, the UnitedKingdom.

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