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China market: November mobile phone users grow to 1.104 billion, says MIIT

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China market: November mobile phone users grow to 1.104 billion, says MIIT

“There were 1.104 billion subscribers to mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2012″

see China market: November mobile phone users grow to 1.104 billion, says MIIT.

That’s 80% of the population, folks. No longer is China a follower in IT. They are a trend-setter. The desktop/notebook/server universes are changing too. China is the single largest potential market for all of these and the whole world is seeking to supply the need for IT in China. With so many having experienced the joy of FLOSS on mobile devices, there is a huge potential for FLOSS on desktops and notebooks to grow in China. That’s where the new OEMs will go when the smartphone and tablet markets flatten out. Expect 2013 to be the year of the GNU/Linux desktop in China.

I recommend Debian GNU/Linux but Red Flag and Linpus already have a good hold in China. It’s all good.

3 Comments

  1. kozmcrae

    You mean if only Microsoft trolls could plant the idea that FLOSS developers fight needless wars and waste energy.

  2. MK

    If people are subscribed to a mobile communication service, it may simply mean they call each other to talk, and nothing else. I happen to know many such people, though not in China. Now, you may wish to call it IT, and recommend Debian/Gnu/Linux/6/Stable/Squeeze for that, but I’d heartily recommend coming down to earth, and back to reality.

    PS: IMHO, FOSS has always had huge potential. If only its developers, users and advocates could stop fighting needless wars, and wasting energies….

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