Researcher Analysys International claims Google's Android OS more than doubled its smartphone market share in China from one-third at the end of Q1 2011 to 68.4 per cent by the year's end.
Android's rise to glory came while Nokia lost shares of its Symbian OS, which halved to just 18.7 per cent. This reflects the Finnish firm's switch of focus at the top end to Windows Phones.
Additionally, China-based firms ZTE and Huawei would have made a significant contribution by providing Android devices to locals.
Meanwhile, Apple's iPhone share rose from 4.1 per cent of the market in Q1 to 5.7 per cent in Q4.
This rise is unsurprising given the general clamour including some store egging and rioting for the iPhone 4S from Chinese citizens.