Facebook & Angry Birds are the most popular Android apps

Facebook & Angry Birds are the most popular Android apps
Nielsen Smartphone Analytics has released a study of app use according to age group over a 30 day period. The results show that Facebook is the most popular app across all ages (after the Android Market, which is pre-installed and necessary for most people to download Facebook with).

After that came a wide range of Google’s own apps, including Gmail, Maps, and Search. YouTube rounded out Google’s gaggle of apps dominating the top of the charts. As we reported previously, being able to control the user experience on those apps, as well as drive users to their services, is one of the main benefits to Google of creating the Android platform.

Angry Birds was the second most popular independent app, although the popular physics game scores better with 25-44 year olds then it does with the 18-24 year olds. The younger crowd prefers Pandora and Words with Friends to Angry Birds.

Gaming apps dominate across age groups, although music apps supplant some of that popularity among 18-24 yera olds. Other noteworthy trends include the Amazon AppStore, whose popularity increases the older a smartphone user is, and Advanced Task Killer, which seems to get less popular with the age of a user.

Facebook & Angry Birds are the most popular Android apps


source: Nielsen via Droid-Life

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6 Comments

1. rojiblanko

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

honestly I used to have facebook for android on my captivate but too many updates on the app made it useless....so now I use friendcaster for facebook is way better than the official fb app (:

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yesterday only I downloaded Angry Birds in my bro mobile.. :)

3. robinrisk unregistered

Poor people with Advanced Task Killer. With Gingerbread and FroYo there's no need for one. it actually makes your phone a lot slower by closing and forcing those applications to open again.

4. M1K3YWR19H7

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 31, 2011

hahahah YES. so funny when people have it on their phone and think it helps!

5. kindkin

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Indeed. Garbage collector in GB is good enough.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the little shiney nugget that i saw is that young kids are using games like WWF instead of shooters. A game that makes u think about words and language. great stuff. Hopefully it gets them a little education as they are doing it.

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