Originally Posted by LexiconStudios
Gotcha. Makes sense, thanks for the info.
Hey Mikedt: What market do chinese users typically use? Xie xie.
Xie Xie is one of them, not sure how popular it is for apps though. China Mobile, Unicom and Telecom all operate their own apps stores. And some of the major device-makers do their own app stores as well, Lenovo has "LeStore". It's nearly all free and ad-supported apps though.
There's a lot of sharing
sites as well, with pirated paid apps
. Because most Chinese just don't like paying for software. They don't like paying for downloaded MP3s*
, and they ain't going to pay for Android apps either.
* The music companies give away music in China, in return for ad-revenue. Google China tried to do this for a couple of years with a free/ad-supported MP3 download and streaming service, but they recently pulled the plug on it. Probably because they couldn't compete with Baidu.