In second season of 2013, the growth of active devices in China results in more than 500 million—340 million Android active devices and 150 million iOS active devices, doubled than half a year ago.
Low and middle end Android devices have achieved substantial growth, hoping to win their position in mainland market. Up to Jun 2013, Lenovo gets to the second place instead of HTC.
Only 30% of users try out new apps every month. In addition, the top 10% users who are the most curious and adventurous ones downloaded 66% of all the new apps.
90% of active Android devices in China have been used less than 14 months.
Developer team size in mainland China becomes bigger, and those teams greater than or equal to 51 members has increased by 40%. 25% apps are aiming at the overseas markets.
30.5% iOS has been jailbroken in mainland China, 10% lower than that of last year, but still 17% higher than international standards.
* Note: Device in this report is refer to active device—with at least one session of an app on Umeng platform in a given time period, not the device shipments.
China Mobile Internet Trend: 1 Fragmentation and Shorter Life Cycle
More than 500 million active devices in China
In the second season of 2013, there are more than 500 million active devices in China—340 million Android active devices, 150 million iOS active devices and 7.4 million active devices of Windows Phone and Windows RT, doubled than half a year ago.
Active Device Growth Trend in Mainland China Android iOS 340mln 250mln 160mln 150mln 130mln 85mln 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Continuous increase of developers and APPs
Up to Jun 2013, there are 130,000 apps and over 50,000 developers on Umeng platform with a continuous increasing monthly growth rate. 10,000 has come to Umeng platform in June.
Trend of App Increase and Monthly Growth Rate Apps on Umeng platform Monthly Growth Rate 10000 180000 9000 10000 130000 6500 8000 120000 100000 4600 6000 72000 2900 4000 60000 40000 22000 2000 0 0 Dec 2011 May 2012 Oct 2012 Mar 2013 Jun 2013 Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Apple dropped and domestic brands rises to a new height
Apple’s total share in China has dropped 5.4% since no new device was unveiled in this half year. On the contrary, various Android devices has shown up and achieved new share height. Domestic brands grow promptly including Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, Coolpad, ZTE, OPPO, BBK and other main brands. Top 10 Market Share of Domestic Terminal Brands 50% Jan 2013 Jun 2013 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Domestic Android brands boom
Up to Jun 2013, Lenovo gets to the second place instead of HTC (the second top last year), Xiaomi ranks into the top five and BBK enters the top 10. Android Device Brand Android Device Brand Distribution (Jun 2013) Distribution (Dec 2012) Samsung Samsung Lenovo HTC 22.1% 21.3% 31.1% Huawei 29.3% Lenovo HTC Huawei Xiaomi ZTE 8.4% 10.1% Coolpad Coolpad ZTE Xioami 2.1% 7.0% 3.8% 6.4% OPPO Motorola 2.7% 7.0% 3.1% BBK 6.3% OPPO 5.9% 5.5% 3.7% 4.1% 4.7% Motorola Sony/Sony Ericsson 5.1% 5.2% Others 4.9% Others Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
90% of active Android devices in China have been used less than 14 months
Now in China, 62% of the Android devices have been used for 0 to 6 months, 28% have been used for 7 to 14 months, only 10% have a lifecycle longer than 14 months. In other words, 90% of the users would buy a new Android device 14 months after their previous purchase. Above all, the lifecycle of China’s Android devices is around 14 months.
Google has clarified its 18 month Android upgrade program in 2011, indicating the lifecycle of Android devices is at least 18 months. Without doubt, China’s Android pace is faster than Google has anticipated. Android Device Lifecycle 10% 0-6 months 28% 7-14 months 62% 15 months and above Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Only 30% of users per month prefer to try out new apps
According to Umeng Analytics for the month of April, only 30% of users try out new apps. In addition, the top 10% users who are the most curious and adventurous ones downloaded 66% of all the new apps. Percentage of China Android users trying out new apps 100% %)( ted 80% avtic Ad 60% an ded 40% a olnw 20% Do App 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% User Coverage Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Domestic Android distribution channels: diversified and fragmented
“Diversified” and “fragmented” are the most appropriate words to describe China’s app distribution channels. There are more than 100 distribution channels in China. Top 10 channels only cover half of the total downloads. 46% of apps distribute on more than 5 distribution channels.
Google Play only takes up 5.6% of the total downloads, suffering a huge drop from 21% of end 2010.
Meanwhile, diversified channels bring challenges to product managers. Evaluating different channels and optimizing channel combinations are the priority of every app developer. Android App Distribution Channels 0.6% 5.9% 2.5% Third Party app market 4.2% Producers' app market 5.6% Google Play 8.5% Online ads Application official website 72.6% Operators' app market others Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Users’ Weekend Life: first tier cities for shooting; second and third tier cities enjoying videos at home
At weekend users in first tier cities like Photo Management apps most and the frequency has increased by 53% in 2013 first half, the following popular app categories are Games and Traffic Navigation with a 46% and 16% increase.
Users in second tier cities prefer to play games at home, seeing a 54% increase in the first half year. Those Photo Management and Video apps are also their favorite. To enjoy videos and playing games at home are their perfect relaxing life at weekends. Top 3 Daily Use Frequency Growth Rate (Per User at Weekend) First Tier Districts Second and Third Tier Districts Photo 53% Game 54% Management Photo Game 46% 46% Management Navigation 16% Video 17% Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Developers in China: 2 Getting to know more about their users
The team size of China mobile developers grows fast
Developer team size in China becomes bigger, and those teams greater than or equal to 51 members has increased by 40%. With team size grows, more excellent products are expected to be developed.
Developer Team Size Distribution on Umeng Platform 50% 2012 2013 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
al 10 0 - 50 idu 2 - 200- 500- 50 v 11 51 an ndi 201 I th e or M Data Source: Umeng Analytics
Over1/5 mainland developers are aiming at overseas markets
Developers in China have shown great interest to the overseas app markets. 25% apps have been developed to compete in these markets.*
Although 78% apps are for domestic users, developers in China come to take their place in overseas market, 20% developers having at least one app for the overseas markets. Market Distribution of Mainland Market Interest of Mainland Apps (Domestic vs Overseas) Developers (Domestic vs Overseas) 25% 22% App for Developer for domestic users domestic users App for Developer for 75% overseas users 78% overseas users Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
* Note: An app is recognized as for overseas users if 75% of its sessions are from overseas..
54% developers will use cross-platform technology within 2 years
Larger amount of developers are considering to use cross-platform technology, and the ratio will be 54% within two years.
PhoneGap is the most popular among all cross-platform technologies with 60% of developers who are using or intend to use it. Interest to Use Cross-Platform Distribution of Html5 Cross- Technology Platform Being Used Used 24.7% 57.5% This year 16.5% 29.0% Next 21.0% 12.8% year 14.6% 7.6% 5.6% No 46.1% interest PhoneGap Appcan Appmobi Sencha Rexsee Others Data Source: Umeng Analytics Data Source: Umeng Analytics
73% developers will use cloud service for app management in two years
Cloud service is also in a great demand for developers. 27% of them have already deployed server on the cloud service and another 46% plan to use cloud service in two years. Mobile App Server-Side Deployment Plan to use this year 26% Deployed in the cloud Plan to start next Others service year 73% provider 20% 27% No Plan 27% Data Source: Umeng Analytics
Analysis on 3 Device Distribution and User Activity
iOS jailbroken rate in mainland China is 30.7%
In 2013 first half, the jailbroken rate in mainland China reached its peak—34%--as new perfect jailbroken version was released, while it saw a reduction when iOS 6.1.3 came. Overall, the jailbroken rate has decreased by around 10% than last year.
However, the overseas jailbroken rate is much lower, 13.7% in June which is 17% lower than that in china. iOS Jailbroken Rate Change in iOS Jailbroken Rate Distribution China Domestic vs Overseas (Jun 2013) 40% 30.5% 35% 30% 25% 13.7% 20% 15% 3
1 3 3 3 3 0 1 1 1 13 1 2 02 02 0 0
2 20 2 Jan pr ay Domestic Overseas Feb Mar A M Jun Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
2G still takes the majority of Android mobile networks
For those Android users, 3G is much more frequently used in overseas than in China. In Jun 2013, 36.1% users in China connect the internet through 2G and only 18.9% use 3G, much lower than 36.8% of overseas. Android Networks Distribution (Overseas vs Domestic) 2G 3G wifi Overseas 12.3% 36.8% 50.8% Domestic 36.1% 18.9% 44.9% Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Android active device ratio has increased 5% in 2013 first half
In 2013 first half, Android and iOS devices still take the majority of all active devices. During this time period, Android active device ratio has increased by almost 5% and expected a continuous rising until Apple unveil its new products in 2013. OS Platform Distribution of Active Users in 2013 First Half 100% 80% 60% Windows Series 40% iOS 20% Android 0% 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 02 02 0 0 0
2 2 2 y Jan pr Feb Mar A Ma Jun Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
iOS 6.1 shares 60% of iOS market，Android 4.1 has saw a 24% increase
From the chart below we can find that the market share of iOS 6.1 and Android 4.1 continues to increase during 2013 first half. iOS Versions Distribution Trend Android OS Version Distribution Trend 80% 60% 60% 6.1 40% 40% 6.0 4.1 5.1 4.0 20% 20% 5.0 2.3 2.2 0% 0% Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
iPad Mini—1.6 times share growth than half a year ago
iPad Mini continues expanding its total share in China in 2013 first half. In June, it takes 16.8% of iOS market and monthly active devices has increased to 5.5 million, 1,6 times than half a year ago. Thanks to its friendly price and easy-to-carry body, iPad Mini has won its fever in China. iOS Market Share of iPad Mini 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Jan Feb Mar Apr May June 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 Data Source: Umeng Analytics Platform www.umeng.com
Glossary: Active Device: active device refers to device which has activated at least one app covered by Umeng platform in the stipulated time frame. All the “devices” in the report refers to “active devices”, not the actual shipment.
Analysis data in the report is based on over 130,000 Android and iOS apps from Umeng platform. All data was collected from January to June 2013.
All data belong to Umeng platform. Any people and organization is permitted to quote the report, please cite original source when using this data.
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