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These are the 10 most popular smartphone applications of 2015 according to Nielsen researchers

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These are the 10 most popular smartphone applications of 2015 according to Nielsen researchers
As we're moving closer towards bringing this year to an end, renowned research firm Nielsen published its rank list of Top 10 Smartphone Apps of 2015. The publication lines up the most popular mobile applications by average unique users, and also reveals their year-on-year growth. The results were measured between January and October 2015, and the year-over-year percent change is calculated by comparing the unique audience of October 2015 to that of October 2014.

We'll show you the top 10 most popular apps of 2015 according to the Nielsen researches, complete with download links. Truth be told, most of you probably have them installed and know these apps like the back of your hand. But this is why these applications are the most popular, after all! They have millions upon millions of users each, and when you're playing at this level, there's hardly any room for surprises.


source: Nielsen

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posted on 23 Dec 2015, 11:40 3

1. shaineql (Posts: 346; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


I dont believe this for 1 second.

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 11:46 14

2. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I'd be more interested in those apps that don't come preinstalled as part of the OS...

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 19:21

10. chocowii (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Google play is there but no Apple app store

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 12:04 1

3. Raghavkumar (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


Not even close to something believable!

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 12:59 3

4. sachouba (Posts: 155; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


YOY growth for Apple Music ??

posted on 25 Dec 2015, 07:21 1

14. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Lol, Apple Music didn't even complete 1 year to have a YOY growth.

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 13:33 3

5. kudus (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


lol Apple Maps

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 14:20 1

6. IosDroid (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


Where's Whatsapp?

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 15:14 2

7. Awalker (Posts: 1399; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I could be wrong but I think Nielson is US only.

posted on 25 Dec 2015, 23:44

16. kudus (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


where's Telegram? haha

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 15:21

8. Zylam (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


What no snap chat?

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 16:46 2

9. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Another lame i-Article

Who uses Apple maps? And Where's Spotify?

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 20:59 2

11. Sovat_fc (Posts: 224; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)


Apple Maps? Dafug

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 10:20

12. o7o (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


So apps that come pre-installed are actually the ones being most used? Very surprising!

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 11:10

13. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Rather very irrelevant!
Bloatware shouldn't be counted.

posted on 25 Dec 2015, 17:50

15. o7o (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I meant that as sarcasm, it's not surprise that people reach for their pre-installed solutions to do their task.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 14:07

17. elitewolverine (Posts: 5085; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Wasn't it shown that most people only do like 12 apps from the preinstalled ones. Those are the ones I want to know what people use.

Not the 'playstore', seriously...the store to get apps, this is a duhhhhhh for app usage and shouldn't be counted.

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