Ever since the iPhone launched the smartphone revolution, the U.S. has led the world in adoption and use of the devices and mobile broadband. But as Dan Graziano of Boy Genius Report points out, another nation has outpaced us as of late:

Mobile analytics firm Flurry on Wednesday announced that sometime in February, activations for iOS and Android devices in China overtook the United States for the first time ever. In January 2011, the U.S. accounted for 28% of the world’s total iOS and Android device activations, while China only accounted for 8%. China is now the world’s fastest growing smartphone market, however.