Android Triumphs Against iOS in Southeast Asia Market

According to an Ericsson ConsumerLab report, via Tech Republic, Android is the predominant OS used by 31 percent of smartphone users living in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, followed by iOS and Blackberry with 19 percent and 10 percent respectively. But once you take Australia and New Zealand out of the picture - and zoom in on Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam - we see that mobile OS of choice isn’t actually Android:

It seems that Singaporeans love Apple products so much, as almost half of the country’s smartphone users use iOS, while Android accounts for more than a quarter of users in second place. The same can’t be said in Indonesia - because iOS and Android users are the minority there with only 2 percent and 10 percent respectively.

The mobile software of choice for Indonesians is Blackberry, along with Symbian, with 27 percent and 10 percent. Both iOS and Android take the silver medal in Vietnam with 21 percent for both of them, beaten by Symbian with 26 percent. Inmobi might not agree with the result though as it has published its own report on the Indonesian platform landscape a couple of months ago based on the company’s ad impression. The report stated that both Nokia and Symbian OS dominated the market, with Android having the fastest growth, there was no mention of Blackberry OS.

If you’re wondering what the figures might be for. China and Japan, the infographic provided by App Annie might help. The infographic shows that both China and Japan are in the top three countries for iOS downloads, and no Asian countries made it to top three in terms of most downloads on Google Play, which is for Android platforms.

The report also shows what people use their smartphones for. Singaporeans, Malaysians, and Indonesians have the same answer for this: SMS. This activity accounts for more than 90 percent of usage in all three countries. Internet savvy Singaporeans then use their phones to also browse the internet, and do their emails, both accounting for 82 percent and 75 percent. While Malaysians and Indonesians prefer to simply browse social networks and make phone calls with their smartphones. In Malaysia, 69 percent love smartphones for social media usage, and 67 percent to make phone calls. While in Indonesia, the phone calls usage account for 71 percent, and 57 percent for social network browsing and sharing.

[Source: Tech Republic, picture: norebbo.com]

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • China says Philippines violating South China Sea code

    China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with its building work on disputed islets, firing back again after repeated criticism of China's own construction work. China and the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed an agreement in 2002 to refrain from occupying uninhabited reefs and shoals in the sea, and from building new structures that would complicate disputes. In a statement released just before …

  • NCCA plans to conduct mapping of Pag-Asa Island
    NCCA plans to conduct mapping of Pag-Asa Island

    The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) plans to send researchers to conduct a cultural mapping of Pag-Asa Island, which is part of Philippine-held territories in the disputed Spratlys in the West Philippine Sea. Harold Rentoria, NCCA committee on cultural heritage commissioner, admitted that since two years ago they have been thinking of going to Pag-Asa Island for their cultural mapping project. Cultural mapping is part of the NCCA program Taoid – the Ilocano word for …

  • No CNN interview for senators in ‘pork’ scam
    No CNN interview for senators in ‘pork’ scam

    Cable News Network (CNN) Philippines has been denied a chance to interview detained Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Bong Revilla, and Jinggoy Estrada, a Sandiganbayan justice said yesterday. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang told The STAR CNN’s request for an interview with the lawmakers, who are being held without bail at Camp Crame, will not be allowed as such may violate a rule preventing parties to an ongoing trial from discussing the merits of the case. CNN Philippines had …

  • Tropical depression intensifies into storm
    Tropical depression intensifies into storm

    The tropical depression expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday has intensified into a storm, the state weather bureau said yesterday. Noul, which will be locally named Dodong once it enters the Philippines, packed winds of 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. …

  • PNP to car buyers: Demand LTO plates
    PNP to car buyers: Demand LTO plates

    Those who plan to buy new cars should make sure their car dealers give them their Land Transportation Office plates as soon as possible to avoid being targeted by car thieves, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said yesterday. Senior Superintendent Arnold Gunnacao, director of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG), said car theft syndicates are particularly interested in stealing brand new sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with conduction stickers serving as temporary license plates. …

  • SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Indonesia and Philippines end losing streak

    JAKARTA, May 4 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets traded mixed on Monday with stocks in Indonesia and Philippines rebounding after a recent bout of weakness. The Indonesian stock index closed up ... …

  • 2 coast guard men, village chief, abducted in Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say gunmen clad in military uniform have abducted two Philippine coast guard personnel and a village chief on a southern island then sped away in two motorboats. …

  • Filipino on US most wanted list killed: rebels, military
    Filipino on US most wanted list killed: rebels, military

    A Filipino on the United States' list of most wanted "terrorists" has been killed in a firefight in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebel leaders and the military said Monday. Abdul Basit Usman was killed in a remote mountainous area while being escorted by members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the nation's biggest rebel group, its vice chairman Ghazali Jaafar said. Security forces had been hunting Usman since he escaped from a January police raid that killed Malaysian …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options