How many apps do Americans keep on their phones on average? Not that many, really
by Luis D. / May 05, 2017, 2:09 PM
Neumob discovered that the chief reason behind deleting an app is slowness. If an app is slow and cumbersome to respond, it gets thrown out immediately. The standards for this are surprisingly high. A separate study done by Aptelligent claimed that the majority of users expect apps to load in maximum 2 seconds or less! No wonder ambitious mobile developers are doing the impossible to keep their products quick and lean. If the app isn't ready to go immediately post-install, it stands no chance at competing.
Most people tend to delete apps when said apps are slowWith tens of different apps being launched every day, and app stores' catalogs numbering 2 to nearly 3 million, it must be more than a little depressing for app developers that most people (in the study) make do with a tight package of essential apps and simply don't care for the vast amount of choices they have. Making it into this compact list of no more than 15 must-haves is a difficult, if not impossible task in a market that's completely saturated and dominated by large companies or household names.
Another interesting takeaway is that iPhones still dominate young people's minds, while folks over 25 go for Androids. Is buying your first Android phone a coming-of-age ritual now? Has rocking a Samsung become a sign of maturity? Deep questions that shall remain for another time. The complete survey data is available in the well-put infographic below, courtesy of Neumob.
However, let's mind the fact that 1000 people is by no means a large sample size. Do not take the data as absolute fact, but as more of a tendency-illuminating insight than a wholly representative study of American smartphone users.
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Mine is sort of a mini play store itself. Lol
posted on May 05, 2017, 2:15 PM 6
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posted on May 05, 2017, 5:13 PM 0
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Besides its it clear I wouldn't need that anymore i would delete them because i could re-download them back again when i need them. I have about 50 active apps. Around 10 inactive are bloatware included by Samsung. The one thing i like about my WP is there is zero bloatware because no company bother to include it.
posted on May 07, 2017, 10:07 PM 0
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There is no low end iphone only mid to mid high end ( pun intended lol ) on android there is a lots of low and medium end android phone. So its normal average app load speed is slower on android.. Example : car have a tendency to be faster than truck lol but on flagship android phone app open as fast if not faster go see youtube speed test.
posted on May 05, 2017, 3:04 PM 0
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199 installed on my S8, including the carriers bloat, google's bloat. I use 20 on a daily. 130 installed on my iP7+...thank god for no bloat and use about 30 on the daily.
posted on May 05, 2017, 4:43 PM 0
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There is a video that shows that iPhone 7 is much faster than S8 in loading applications. So game is over Techie.
posted on May 06, 2017, 6:24 AM 2
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Interesting that you consider Google or Samsung apps on a Samsung phone as bloat, but doesn't consider the equivalent Apple produced apps on your iPhone as bloat. Maybe up should think on it a bit deeper?
posted on May 08, 2017, 2:26 AM 1
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whatsapp, Zplayer, opera mini, quickpic, instagram, twitter, automatag, adope reader, camscanner, onenote, xender, file manager, snapseed, imo, collage maker, dictionary, gooedreads, arrow launcher, nova launcher, amzon, flipkart and sbi app
posted on May 05, 2017, 10:33 PM 0
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I have about 40 apps that I have installed, not counting some of the standard must-have Google apps that normally come pre-installed but which I had to install myself as I have a Chinese phone. I use most of them although some only occasionally.
posted on May 06, 2017, 5:58 AM 0
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