More than one million smartphone users in China have already signed up to the Google Play Store, marking a record for the Chinese version of Android.
The Chinese version’s popularity has grown at a record pace in the past year, according to Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.
The smartphone maker said on Tuesday that its Android smartphones sold more than 9 million in China in the first half of this year, a significant increase from the 9.3 million sales in the same period last year.
Huawei said in a statement that its Chinese smartphone customers were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the platform and “have been using Android for more than six months now”.
Google’s Android platform has become an integral part of many Chinese people’s daily lives.
Its smartphone OS runs on smartphones from Huawei and other Chinese companies, while Android’s web services run on Google’s own web servers.
Huawei’s own devices sell for around $200.
Google said its sales in China rose by 4 percent year-on-year to 1.4 million units in the period from July 1 to September 30, beating analysts’ forecasts of 1.3 percent.
Huawei also said its smartphone sales in India rose by 5 percent, while its in China increased by 3 percent.
“We believe that the growth in Android smartphones and their impact on the global smartphone market is a critical driver of the global mobile market and of Chinese smartphone industry,” Huawei said.
Google is not the only player in the Chinese smartphone market.
Apple has launched its own Android operating system called iOS.
In addition, Apple has also launched its Mac OS X operating system, which is designed to run on iPhones and iPads.
But Google’s growth in China is different from that of Apple, which has grown rapidly over the past five years.
Google’s success has come at a high price, as the Chinese economy has struggled with record economic growth.
It has been hit hard by a weak yuan and the slowing economy.