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Infograph Shows Mobile Phone Statistics for 2011

Mobile Inquirer has released a cool new infograph which sums up the advances made in the mobile phone market in 2011.

According to the infograph, China is the largest mobile phone market in the world with 952 million users followed by India with 881 million users with the US coming in the third spot with 327 million users. The UK, somehow, didn't make it to the top ten list.

The infograph, which has been created using data compiled from sources like Gartner, Microsoft, IDC and Wikipedia, also revealed that Google's Android OS has the largest share in the global smartphone market followed by Symbian, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Bada and Windows Phone.

It was also revealed that 61 per cent of the people used their smartphones to play games, 55 per cent used it to check the weather, 50 per cent used smartphones for maps and 49 per cent used them for social networking.

Mobile Inquirer informed that now 50 per cent of all online searches are conducted using a smartphone. Korean electronics giant Samsung was the largest smartphone maker with a 20 per cent market share followed by Apple with 15 per cent and Nokia with a 14 per cent market share.

[Via: Mobile Inquirer (opens in new tab)]

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.