Mobile QQ, WeChat, and Q-zone rank No1, No 2 and No. 4, respectively, of non-game apps in China in terms of daily active users (DAU), said Marin Lau, president of Tencent, at an internal meeting yesterday. Sogou Input Method ranks No. 3 with 70 million daily active users. Since Tencent just bought a 36.5% stake in Sogou, Mr. Lau counts it as 0.5 app of Tencent’s. The fifth one is Qihoo 360 Mobile Assistant.

Here are some highlights in his talk on China’s mobile market and Tencent’s strategy on mobile,

As a long-time Internet messaging tool developer who has been making the largest chunk of revenues through online gaming, Tencent is working hard on mobile messaging/social apps, Mobile QQ, WeChat and Q-zone, and counts on mobile games to generate revenues first. Tencent has launched four titles on its mobile game platform. Users of Mobile QQ and WeChat can access those games directly within them. The platform announced today it had licensed two mobile games from two third-party developers and would launch them later. It is expected that there will be a dozen of titles on the platform by the end of this year.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com