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The average global smartphone user has downloaded 26 apps

0. phoneArena 06 Sep 2013, 00:28 posted on

Those of us here at PhoneArena love our mobile devices, and because of that we tend to download inordinate amounts of apps, just to play around with them and see what cool new stuff is out there. Not surprisingly, we are not good representatives of the general public. While some of us around here have downloaded (according to Google Play) about 445 apps, the average smartphone user downloads far fewer than that...

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posted on 06 Sep 2013, 02:14

1. zachattack (Posts: 580; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


i download mobile banking, and like... flashlight that's it. Maybe a blizzard mobile authentication also.. but that's it

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 02:22 1

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2695; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


What about other countries? Only above countries uses smartphones?

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 08:36

6. Bernoulli (Posts: 1451; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


No, but they are the most important ones, the rest get piled up in global average

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 03:45 1

3. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


ive been saying this all along

there are only 20 essential apps and those are there to augment flaws and leak of features in the device itself

an app was originally designed as a cop out to not providing an essential feature out of the box but instead have to pay anywhere between $0 and $20 to get it

but people love to brag about the number of apps they have.... even though they dont, wont and cant download all of them and the ones they do download they dont use half the time(more than 50% of all apps are downloaded and used just ONCE)

of course their attack on windowsphones supposed lack of apps is without merit because if the official app isnt their, there is a third party that provides the same features and is almost always better than the official one

then if they say that third party dont count then they cant brag about having hundreds of thousands of apps because at least 700000 of them are THIRD PARTY

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 05:03 4

4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I'm not very fluent in nonsense so I don't understand the point your trying to make..

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 07:25 1

5. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


More likely you're a blind fanboy that brags about the number of apps in the app store but doesn't have more than 50 installed and probably doesn't use more than 20 on a daily basis

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 00:04

10. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


No I'm a guy that actually has apps and uses them. I use about 7 just for football and fantasy football alone, games that I play, news, photo editing, social apps and stuff like swiftkey and nova launcher for customization. But then again your likely a windows fanboy too dumb to realize he has no argument or realize that windows phones aren't even being attacked.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:30

7. toorg (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


Please excuse my ignorance but hopefully you can enlighten me. I have an original Razr that comes with 16 gb of memory. But under settings>apps>downloaded it appears I'm only allocated 4 gb. I like my apps. My problem is that they take up more than 4 gb. I've moved whatever I can to the SD card, but most of the apps don't permit this. Plus, a lot of the rest of the memory has bloatware that I can't remove. So, for instance, I want to update Chrome but I get a not enough memory message. I've uninstalled anything I don't need anymore and uninstalled the updates to the bloatware and a lot of app data to decrease their size. I'm not comfortable rooting. I'm on VZW and plan on upgrading to the LG G2 or Note 3 as soon as they are available. These both have 32 gb which should ease my problem temporarily. But eventually I'll probably use up the memory again.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 14:57 2

8. SonyPS4 (Posts: 256; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I got zero paid apps

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 15:44

9. dmakun (Posts: 208; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


I have over 40 paid apps on my android phone since 2009 and 150 apps total you date. After reading this article, I feel like a app addict. I always felt the average user in "developed" countries invested more but apparently my expectations are grossly inaccurate. I still think supporting developers is a good thing anyway.

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