最新动态 > 中国移动新的手机的应用软件下载商店

by Anita Davis on Media Asia, 7 August 2009 http://www.media.asia

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BEIJING - Six months after China Mobile announced its intention to open its own mobile application store, China's largest telco said it will officially launch its Mobile Market this month - the first app store available in the market.

China Mobile announced at the Mobile World Congress in February that it would create it own store to give Chinese customers a chance to develop and download apps in the months after telecoms providers were awarded 3G licenses.

According to local reports, the platform was constructed by a local data service provider and China Mobile Guangdong, and will include software for games, music and video.

The market will also allow users to download apps and develop software for other users. It gives China Mobile the means to sell developers’ apps for a shared profit.

Reports add that the technology will not be compatible with the application software of iPhones, which will be distributed by rival China Unicom.

China Mobile is poised to rival the app stores set up by Windows Mobile, Apple, Google, Research in Motion and Nokia.

Meiqin Fang, associate director of BDA China, said China Mobile’s ability to launch an app store before rival networks not only draws smartphone customers looking to sign up with the network that will provide them with the most services, but it will attract developers.

“The Mobile Market will give 70 per cent of revenue from application downloads to the developers – this is high compared to what developers were given by 2G networks, which came in at around 50 to 70 per cent revenue,” Fang said.

Fang adds that China Mobile, the leader in China with as much as 70 per cent market share, was able to launch its app store first because “it has more capital investments and resources than China Telecom and China Unicom, it has a much larger user base and has a much stronger brand image that makes people want to use the network”.

Although China Mobile will host phones that use Google Android, Fang said China Mobile’s app store will likely not compete directly with the Android Market when it launches in China because the Mobile Market’s software will be embedded in China Mobile’s phones.