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

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



1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I dont believe this for 1 second.

2. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

10. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Google play is there but no Apple app store

3. Raghavkumar

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Not even close to something believable!

4. sachouba

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

YOY growth for Apple Music ??

14. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

5. kudus

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

lol Apple Maps

6. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Where's Whatsapp?

7. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

16. kudus

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

where's Telegram? haha

8. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

What no snap chat?

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Another lame i-Article Who uses Apple maps? And Where's Spotify?

11. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Apple Maps? Dafug

12. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

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

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Rather very irrelevant! Bloatware shouldn't be counted.

15. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

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

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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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