Briefing: Nearly half of India’s top-100 Android apps come from China

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中国应用席卷印度:前100大安卓应用占44款 – ITHome

What happened: Forty-four Chinese apps made it onto a list of India’s top-100 Android apps in 2018, up from last year’s figure of 18, according to data from research institute Sensor Tower. ByteDance’s video app TikTok, Alibaba’s UC Browser, and language service Helo are some of the top-ranking apps. Five apps on the top-10 list come from China.

Why it’s important: The combined effects of a highly competitive market and an aging society at home are pushing Chinese tech giants overseas in search of new markets. India, home to an online population of  500 million people, is becoming a new battleground for Chinese tech firms. Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo, and OnePlus have established a foothold in the country. However, China’s software developers are still catching up as they look to leverage the country’s booming app market. India’s total downloads on iOS and Android app stores surpassed those in the US in the first half of 2018.