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Facebook & Angry Birds are the most popular Android apps

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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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posted on 12 Dec 2011, 15:54 1

1. rojiblanko (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 Oct 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 (:

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 15:59

2. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 16:08 3

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.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 16:10 1

4. M1K3YWR19H7 (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 20:48

5. kindkin (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Indeed. Garbage collector in GB is good enough.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 21:12

6. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 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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