Games Take Largest Share Of Android’s First 10 Billion Downloads


Android games have notched up more than 2.5 billion downloads since the launch of Google’s Android Market store, taking a 25.6 percent share of the store’s first 10 billion downloads.

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) revealed the 10 billion milestone on 6 December, adding that the Market is currently generating 1 billion new downloads a month. That followed an announcement in November that more than 200m Android devices had been activated, with 550,000 more coming online every day.

The company has now published an infographic on its Android Developers blog digging into the Android Market data, including the claim that the most popular time to download apps from the store is 9pm on Sundays.

There is also a chart for the “Top 10 Most App-crazed countries” ranked by downloads per capita. South Korea tops the list, followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan, the US, Singapore, Sweden, Israel, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway.

Entertainment is the second most popular app category in terms of downloads, taking a 12.2 percent share. It’s followed by Tools (11.17 percent) and Communication (6.45 percent), with Productivity, Personalisation, Music & Audio and Social all taking shares higher than 4 percent.

There are some quirky stats too: 1.87 million hours have been spent using the Android IMDb app in the last four months; 12 billion miles are navigated on Google Maps every year; …read the full story at


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