Android Market's 10 billion downloads

Android Market's 10 billion downloads

Summary: How many times have Adele songs be Shazam'd?

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Google announced that the 10 billionth app had been downloaded from the Android Market (the 10 billionth app was Photobucket Mobile). But what category of app is the most popular? When's the most popular time to download an app? What country downloads the most apps?

To answer these questions, and more, Google drew up this cute inforgraphic:

It's comes as no surprise to me that games is the most popular app category, and that entertainment is at #2. I am surprised though that tools is at #3. The smallest category is travel and local.

There's no doubt that the Android market is enjoying stratospheric success. Back in July of 2010 the 1 billionth app was downloaded, then this year in march the 3 billion mark was passed, shortly after that in May the 4.5 billion mark was passed and then two months later the 6 billion mark was passed.

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Topics: Android, Apps, Google, Hardware, Mobile OS, Security, Tablets

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  • RE: Android Market's 10 billion downloads

    "How many times have Adele songs be Shazam???d?"

    A typo in the damn summary? Really? And who the hell is Adele? What the hell happened to good music?
    Bates_
    • RE: Android Market's 10 billion downloads

      @Bates_

      I have a picture in my mind that when AKH writes by hand, his E's look like 3's and his S's look like 5's.
      mep01378
    • Adele is a pretty darn good.

      @Bates_

      A great pop sound with strong Blues influence. Great voice.
      Bruizer
    • If you don't know who is Adele .....

      @Bates_ ..... you desperately need to get into the 21st century. You are way too much of an old geezer.

      Adele is one of the top artists of today .... and she actually have talent.
      wackoae
    • RE: Android Market's 10 billion downloads

      @Bates_
      Shazam is an Android app. Hear a song you don't know, Shazam identifies it.
      Adele nominated for 6 Grammy awards.
      daikon
  • RE: Android Market's 10 billion downloads

    Hehe, most are free apps, developers if you want to make $$$ go to iOS..
    Hasam1991
    • RE: Android Market's 10 billion downloads

      @Hasam1991 <br>FYI: Apple released its list of the best iOS apps and games for 2011.<br>From Zdnet The Apple core. <br>iPhone App of the Year - Instagram, free, iPhone Game of the Year - Tiny Tower free.
      daikon